National Black Law Students Association, Inc.


Official Name: National Black Law Students Association, Inc.

Year Founded: 1968

Leader: Kendra Brown, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law LL.M. Candidate, Class of 2013

Website: http://www.nblsa.org

Email: info@nblsa.org


The purpose of NBLSA is to utilize the collective resources of the member chapters to:

  • articulate and promote the educational, professional, political, and social needs and goals of Black law students;
  • foster and encourage professional competence;
  • improve the relationship between Black law students, Black attorneys, and the American legal structure;
  • instill in the Black attorney and law student a greater awareness and commitment to the needs of the Black community;
  • influence the legal community by bringing about meaningful legal and political change that addresses the needs and concerns of the Black community;
  • adopt and implement policies of economic independence;
  • encourage Black law students to pursue careers in the judiciary; and
  • do all things necessary and appropriate to accomplish these purposes.

Check back for updates. We have an interview with NBLSA Chair Kendra Brown coming soon.

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