Henderson State University’s Department of Social Sciences will present the Sidney S. McMath Pre-Law Conference at noon March 6 in the Garrison Center Grand Ballroom. Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Rhonda Wood will be the keynote speaker.
Wood is in her 12th year on the judicial bench. In 2006, she was appointed by Gov. Mike Huckabee as circuit judge for the 20th Judicial District, and was subsequently elected and served six years on the trial bench.
She was elected to the Arkansas Court of Appeals in 2012 where she served two years. In 2014, Wood became the first candidate in decades to run without opposition to the Arkansas Supreme Court and became part of the first female-majority Supreme Court in Arkansas history.
Wood earned her B.A. in politics, magna cum laude, from Hendrix College, and her J.D. from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law with highest honors in 1999, receiving the top score on the Arkansas bar examination.
The conference will feature a buffet luncheon. Tickets are $1 and may be purchased by calling 870-230-5230.
The event is funded by the Sidney McMath Endowment for Pre-Law and Government.