Derrick Parker is a 24-year-old African American graduate student from Kansas City, Missouri.
Derrick Parker graduated with a perfect 4.0 GPA from Morehouse College and was accepted to 19 law schools. He chose to attend Harvard Law School one of the most esteemed legal institutions in the nation. Via his Facebook page, he announced it with pride.
He was a member of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau and served on the executive board of the Black Law Students Association while attending Harvard.
He represented low-income clients in civil cases before the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
During his time at Harvard, he served on the executive board of the Black Law Students Association and was also a member of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau where he represented indigent clients in civil matters in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts courts.
As a first-generation college student, Derrick also made history in 2018 when he earned his Bachelor’s degree at Morehouse College where he graduated as valedictorian.
During his career as a student, he has interned at Dla Piper Global Law Firm, the Fulton County District Attorney’s office, the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Foundation, the United States House Of Representatives, and Bank America.
He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society, and Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society.