Angela Mackie-Rutledge
Angela (right) is pictured celebrating at the annual Black History Month brunch with Scalia Law JD student and first-place winner Bianca Hancock-Siggers (3L). Feb 20, 2022, Crystal City Sports Bar, Arlington, Virginia, First Annual Black History Brunch. Photos courtesy of NOVABAA and Kiara Swinton.

Angela Mackie-Rutledge has her law degree from University of Law in the United Kingdom. Additionally, Angela has a BFA from New York University and an MS in Digital Television Management and Production from University of Brighton. She has lived and worked around the globe. Pursuing the Flex-LLM in US Law was important to her in expanding her business to help clients immigrate to the USA; and to do so, successfully passing the bar exam.

Angela recently won second-place and received a $1500 Book Award scholarship in the Northern Virginia Black Attorneys Association & Scalia Black Law Students Association Essay Competition. Angela’s essay addressed the role Minority Bar Associations such as NOVABAA play in today’s legal community, including historical roles and the ways Minority Bar Associations need to adapt to meet modern constituents and challenges.

“Scalia Law School is extremely proud of Angela Mackie-Rutledge and the scholarship she was awarded. It is an honor to have Angela in the Flex-LLM in US Law and we are here to support her in the journey to complete this degree and pass the DC bar exam.”
-Shaun Sutherell, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs