The National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA), founded in 1968, is a national organization formed to articulate and promote the needs and goals of black law students and effectuate change in the legal community. As the largest student run organization in the United States with over 6,000 members, NBLSA is also comprised of chapters or affiliates in six different countries including The Bahamas, Nigeria, and South Africa. Organized into six regions (Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southern, Mid-West, Rocky Mountain and Western Region), the organization has over 200 chapters and is present in all but a few of the nation's accredited law schools, as well as unaccredited law schools.
The headquarters of NBLSA is located in Washington, D.C. NBLSA encourages the development of talented, social conscious lawyers of tomorrow. Each year, the organization holds an annual convention to engage in legal activism and prepare new generations of black lawyers to "effectuate change." Additionally, the Frederick Douglass Moot Court and Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competitions are held during its Annual Convention.
President: Orlando Dickson
Vice President: James Harrington
Treasurer: Tevon Carpenter
Secretary: Katherine McCarley
Parliamentarian: Destiny Johnson
Social Action and Community Service Director: Natalia Marte
Pre-Law Director: Dwight Jackson
Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Chief Justice: Kevin Southern
Constance Baker Motley Trial Team Director: Arrianna Hart