Working Together for Our Membership
NEBLSA members are provided with a plethora of opportunities to network with black legal professionals and black law students alike. Members also have several opportunities to enhance their academic and professional careers. Membership in NBLSA is pivotal in upholding our mission to increase the number of culturally responsible Black and minority attorneys that excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.
1L Member Spotlight
NEBLSA would like to continue highlight 1Ls, why they chose to attend law school, and why becoming a NEBLSA member is important to them.
In our efforts to highlight the successes, accomplishments, and excellence of our membership, NEBLSA has instituted our “Black Excellence Member of the Month” initiative. Nominations for the Black Excellence Member of the Month spotlight should be a member of a BLSA chapter that exemplifies the mission of NEBLSA.
Notables and Noteworthies
Find out which members in the Northeast Region are making a difference in their community!
Djess Jacques is September's Black Excellence Member of the Month! He is a law student at Quinnipiac School of Law. As a minority student in a predominantly white institution, Djess is passionate about building spaces where black men and women can be vulnerable and open about sharing their struggles, dreams, and experience. As a black mentee, Djess has a deep admiration for mentors and professionals committed to helping their black youth and colleagues grow and excel in their career goals. Both Black mentors and women mentors have played a significant role in his career growth; thus, becoming a mentor is also a personal aspiration of his.