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					                                         Brandon T. Riddle
     Permanent Address                                                                                           College Campus Address
     11440 Gideon Ln.                                                                                            830 Westview Dr.
     Cincinnati, OH 45249                                                                                        Unit # 143297
     Home- (513) 247-0833                                                                                        Atlanta, GA 30314
                                                                                                                 Cell Phone- (513) 919-6674

   Morehouse College                                                                                                    Atlanta, GA
   Bachelor of Arts candidate in Political Science and International Studies with a minor in Spanish
   Expected Graduation Date: May 2011
   GPA: 3.6/ 4.0
            Honors: Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society; February 2008
                     National Society of Collegiate Scholars; September 2008
                     Dean’s List; Fall 2008- Present
                     Resident Advisor of the Year; 2008-2009

   Morehouse College, Student Government Association; Junior Class Justice                                     April 2009- Present
   Morehouse College, National Society for Collegiate Scholars; Director of Planning for College Success       October 2008- Present
   Up Till Dawn, Public Relations Chair                                                                        September 2008- Present
   White Hall Council, Advisor                                                                                 August 2008- May 2009
   Morehouse College, Student Government Association; Sophomore Class Senator                                  April 2008- May 2009
   Habitat for Humanity Building Advocate Morehouse Chapter                                                    March 2008- May 2009
   Alpha Lambda Delta, Unity Chair                                                                             March 2008- May 2009
   White Hall Events Committee, Co-Chair                                                                       March 2008- May 2008

   White Hall Judiciary Council
   National Forensics League
   Villanova Pre-Law Plus Program (Intensive, LSAC-sponsored, 4 Week Program in which students prepare for law school)

   Fredrick Douglass Institute                                                                                 January 2009- Present
   Freshman Coaching Program                                                                                   November 2008- Present
   Habitat for Humanity                                                                                        March 2008- Present
   Up Till Dawn Initiative                                                                                     February 2008 - Present
   Family Fun Committee at Zion Temple                                                                         November 2005- March 2009

   Knowledgeable in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Internet,
   Strong communication skills
   Proficient typing ability
   Intermediate level of Spanish Experience
   Published Writer (Villanova Junior Law Review).

August 2008- Present
    Morehouse College Housing Department                                                                                Atlanta, GA
    Resident Advisor
        Create educational and insightful programs for 100 residents
        Serve as a liaison between the administration and the student body
        Advise residents on issues pertaining to all aspects of college life
        Tutor residents in numerous subject areas

July 2006-August 2008
     Dairy Queen                                                                                                        Cincinnati, OH
        Trained 5 new employees in company procedures and customer service
        Handled thousands of dollars in multiple transactions daily
        Cleaned and prepared food in compliance with all company standards and cleaned and closed the store at night

                                                    References Available Upon Request
                                              Why I Want To Be A Lawyer

       I first became interested in becoming an attorney my freshman year at Princeton High School. In that year I

took an introductory law studies course taught by a former attorney, Robert Sherlock. As I developed my relationship

with him, I began to admire him. Mr. Sherlock became my role model and helped me navigate my way through high

school. While in his class I read Ralph Waldo Emerson’s poem Success. After reading the poem, I began to think of

Mr. Sherlock as the success in which Emerson spoke. It was at that point I decided that I wanted to be an attorney, as

well. I believed that by becoming an attorney it would allow me to lead a successful and meaningful life.

       Since high school my career goal has become much more concrete and personal. Originally I just wanted to be

an attorney, but as I have matured my goals have matured as well. I want to begin my career as a public defender, and

transition to a role as a civil rights advocate. Looking back to my hometown of Cincinnati Ohio I saw far too many

under privileged men becoming incarcerated. Not just men, but young black men. Complicating matters in my mind, is

the fact that these men were incarcerated yet often did not know what charges had been brought against them. These

gentlemen were often my classmates, and while I will not argue as to their innocence in each of these cases, to this day

it saddens me that they were in essence unjustly tried.

       This is why I am hoping to become a lawyer. I want and work exclusively with under privileged young men in

an attempt to change this trend.