Meet the 55th NEBLSA Chair:
Patrice Korede Oseni
Dear NEBLSA Family,
It is a privilege to serve you and our community as the 55th Chair for the Northeast Region of the National Black Law Student Association. This year, we will honor our legacy as we celebrate 55 years of Black excellence among Black attorneys, law students, and pre-law students who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.
I first would like to recognize and thank the past executive boards for their tremendous efforts and commitment to this organization. Throughout my time with NEBLSA, I have witnessed this region become stronger and more prominent as we accomplish meaningful goals. I have watched, with great enthusiasm and confidence, as each Chair and Chapter Leader contributed to the mission of our association by creating innovative programming and comprehensive support systems to engage with our members. The phrase “I stand on the shoulders of pioneers” could not be more representative of our ongoing pursuit towards excellence, and I look forward to building on that sentiment.
We are currently living in exciting times. Our community continues to make groundbreaking strides in the legal profession. It will be the first time in American history that we can anticipate the first black female justice on the United States Supreme Court, with the added bonus that she hails from the Northeast. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, NEBLSA 55 strives to emulate that greatness, which can only be possible through consistent outreach, transparency, and recognition of the needs of Black pre-law and current students, as well as alumni. Through meticulous planning and continuous improvement, we will work to close the achievement and opportunity gap for minorities. In true NEBLSA fashion, we aim to inspire and instill values that help push our community beyond the five percent. With that objective in mind, the theme for 2022-2023 is:
“Defying All Odds: Our Stories, Our Truth, Our Legacy.”
NEBLSA 55 will continue to enrich our members through increased programming and engagement, while remaining diligent and conscious of public health and safety. Most importantly, we will remain a vigilant voice for our community and a force for positive change by uplifting black law students and cultivating an environment filled with collaboration, fellowship, and sustainability.
With much gratitude, I embark on this journey of being the 55th Regional Chair of the Notable and Noteworthy Northeast. I look forward to working with you so that together we can continue the legacy of greatness.
In NEBLSA Service,
Patrice K. Oseni
NEBLSA Regional Chair | 2022-2023
National Black Law Students Association