Third-Year Law Student, Mississippi College School of Law (Jackson, Mississippi)
Cirilo Manego is a third year law student at Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson, Mississippi. Prior to law school, Cirilo received his undergraduate degree from Florida A&M University in Health Science. Cirilo is currently the President of the BLSA Chapter and won President of the Year for the Southern Region for his commitment to advancing minority law students in the legal profession. Cirilo has made it his mission to leave a lasting impact on his community wherever that may be. Cirilo is the co-founder of Progress Mississippi which serves as a community think-tank and policy advocacy organization dedicated to informing and engaging Mississippi’s millennial population. Outside of Progress, Cirilo has also co-founded The Lawful Thread—sports and entertainment law blog. Cirilo also is a Pupil with the Clark American Inns of Court located in Jackson, Mississippi. To help with the diversity and inclusion efforts at his law school, Cirilo serves on the Dean’s Minority Advisory Board.
Cirilo Manego III credits much of his leadership and organizational skills to his time at FAMU where he played four years of Division I baseball, serving as captain for his junior and senior years. Cirilo is native of New Orleans, Louisiana. He is one of six children and proudly the middle child. Cirilo is currently spending his last semester of law school, away from Mississippi College, as an extern on the Hill working in the House Committee on Homeland Security. Upon graduation in May 2016, Cirilo hopes to stay in the D.C. metropolitan area and pursue a public interest fellowship.