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Brown '12 Elected Head of National Black Law Students Association

March 12, 2012

Vermont Law School student Kendra Brown '12 was recently elected national chair of the National Black Law Students Association.

Brown and the other nationally elected officers were sworn in by Judge Ann Claire Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. The election results were announced March 10 at the conclusion of the NBLSA's 44th annual convention in Washington, D.C.Image of Kendra Brown

Brown, who for the past year served as chair of the NBLSA's Northeast Region, began her remarks by thanking God for sustaining her in her pursuits. She also thanked her parents, including her mother, who was in the audience.

Brown told NBLSA members and the organization's supporters that more work needs to be done in a number of areas, especially in strengthening the programming and opportunities available to BLSA and in pursuing advocacy at the national level during a presidential election year.

The NBLSA's national conventions bring together attorneys, policy makers, lawmakers and others for a discussion about the state of the legal profession for minorities. The NBLSA, whose board of directors is composed of elected students from law schools, is the nation's largest student-run organization representing nearly 6,000 minority law students from more than 200 chapters and affiliates throughout the United States and six other countries.

Brown has received numerous honors while at VLS, including a Vermont Law School Merit Scholarship, the NBLSA Sandy Brown Memorial Scholarship and the VLS David Firestone Scholarship for Campus Involvement.

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