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Greetings NEBLSA Family, 


Welcome to the Notable and Noteworthy Northeast Region website! This page serves as a hub of information regarding our region, events, leadership, and initiatives. I hope you find our page helpful, informative, and welcoming. 


My name is Leslie Veloz, and I am honored and humbled to serve as the 2021-2022 Regional Chair of the Northeast Region of the National Black Law Student Association. Our region, the Northeast, is the founding region of NBLSA. NBLSA was founded in 1968 at New York University School of Law by Founder Algernon Johnson Cooper and has approximately 200 chapters at law schools throughout the country. Today, the Northeast region has 33 law school chapters, 11 pre-law chapters, and over 1,000 members. As the founding region of NBLSA, we have a duty to continue being at the forefront of innovation and support for our members. Our mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black and minority attorneys who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.


NEBLSA has a history of championing student needs during times of turmoil. Last year was a year unlike any other. I want to take a second to applaud the 53rd Regional Chair, George Morgan, all chapter leaders, and all of our members for surviving a global pandemic, a presidential election, and our capital being stormed. As we transition back into a sense of normalcy, I am excited to share with you all our chosen theme for this upcoming school year:


“NEBLSA 54: Renew, Recenter, and Rise.”


After such a tumultuous year, we have proven to be resilient beyond what we ever could've fathomed. The 54th Regional Executive Board is committed to supporting and uplifting Black and minority students and lawyers. Our focus this year is to become the number one resource for our membership. Amid this pandemic, we are working to renew our ties to the community and recenter our focus on strengthening student connections. We are focusing on preparing our students to practice and preserving our rich history. Despite the social and political unrest in this country, we will continue to rise. 

On behalf of the NEBLSA 54th Regional Executive Board, I’d like to thank you for your continued support of our region. We look forward to meeting you and working with you this year. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or any board member. 


We hope you enjoy all the initiatives we have in store for you!


In NEBLSA Service, 


Leslie Veloz

NEBLSA Regional Chair | 2021-2022

National Black Law Students Association