Kendrick Yandell, a second-year UW Law School student, was elected regional chair of the Midwest Black Law Students Association for 2017.
Additionally, two first-year UW Law students were elected to Midwest BLSA’s board for 2018: Christian Conway was elected regional treasurer, and Reginald Thedford was elected sub-regional director.
Midwest BLSA is an affiliate of the National Black Law Students Association, whose mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible minority attorneys who excel in their studies, their work, and their communities. Midwest BLSA’s membership includes 700 future leaders, lawyers and advocates in 13 states.
Yandell says he is eager to take on his new responsibilities. He especially looks forward to strengthening the organization’s role in promoting racial justice, increasing minority representation in law schools and the judiciary, and meeting the academic needs of minority law students.
“I am humbled to have been chosen to serve the needs of minority students in this important organization,” says Yandell. “I am also excited to serve with my peers in representing UW Law School’s ongoing commitment to diversity and racial justice.”
Submitted by Law School News on March 31, 2016
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