Harriet L. Huell is a native of Salters, SC, and the youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Huell. She graduated valedictorian of Kingstree Senior High School in 2001, and summa cum laude from Claflin University, with a degree in Mass Communications, in 2005. While at Claflin, Harriet was a member of the Alice Carson Tisdale Honors College, the Gamma Chi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society, co-chair of the Honors Council, and president of the Pan-Hellenic Council. She was also the recipient of the Presidential Leadership, Scholarship and Service Award, and Overall Outstanding Student in the School of Humanities Award.
She received her masterís degree, with highest honors, in Communication Law and Policy from The Pennsylvania State University in 2007. While in graduate school, she was a Bunton-Waller Fellow and Eugene S. Goodwin Scholarship recipient. She also worked as a graduate assistant with the Pennsylvania Center for the First Amendment, and as a teaching assistant for Communications Law and Reporting Methods courses.
Presently, Harriet is a third year law student at the University of North Carolina, where she is a merit scholarship recipient, as well as a recipient of the A.A.F. Seawell, and Ted Leonard Memorial Scholarships, and on the Deanís List. She presently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the SRBLSA Law Journal, an Article & Note Editor on UNCís First Amendment Law Review, and as an Executive Board member of the Southern Region Black Law Students Association. She is also an active member of World Overcomers Christian Church in Durham, NC.
During her tenure as Editor-in-Chief of the SRBLSA Law Journal, Harriet implemented the Inaugural SRBLSA Law Journal Symposium, scheduled for January 16, 2010, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, during the combined conventions of the Southern and Rocky Mountain Regions of the National Black Law Students Association.
Upon completion of her legal studies in 2010, Harriet will join The Banks Law Firm, P.A., in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, as a Junior Associate in the firmís affordable housing, community development, and commercial real estate practice groups. Her ultimate career goal is to become the president of a Historically Black College or University.
Harrietís personal philosophy for life is Luke 1:37, ďFor with God, nothing is impossible!Ē Her greatest inspiration is her mother, Mrs. Linda B. Huell, the first African-American female Superintendent of Williamsburg County School District.