Black Law Students Association

BLSA Executive

Board 2018-2019

President: Alexis Gbemudu
Vice President: Taylor Nichols  
Historian: Cindy Polynice 
Treasurer: Chukwukpee Nzegwu
Community Service Chair: Tamara Johnson 
Programming Chair: Priscilla Adeniji
Evening Representative: Bill Joyner 
Thurgood Marshall Trial Team Captain: Jennifer Caggino

Welcome to the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) web site. We are the University of Maryland chapter of the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA), which was established in 1968 to advance the needs of Black law students and generate change in the legal community. Our chapter is active in furthering these goals by providing a support system for Black law students, fostering relationships between Black law students and the bar, and giving back to the local community. 

If you would like more information about BLSA or are interested in collaborating with our organization, contact us at


We would like to thank the following firms for their sponsorship of our 2018 Scholarship & Awards Banquet: