University of Wisconsin–Madison

UW Law students and alumni attend National Black Law Students Association 50th Convention in New York

Wisconsin law students and alumnae with the Honorable Louis B. Butler

Christian Conway, a recent December UW Law graduate and Victoria Crosby, a second-year UW Law student, both served on the 2017-2018 National Black Law Student Association (NBLSA) Executive Board as the National Treasurer and National Financial Secretary.

NBLSA is the largest student-run organization that represents the interest of nearly 6,000 law students at over 200 law schools throughout the United States and six other countries. The organization celebrated if semi-centennial anniversary with the national convention in its birthplace, Brooklyn, New York.

Conway and Crosby played essential roles in the success of the national convention, leading panels and luncheons as well as working tirelessly to create an enjoyable and memorable event for all attendees. The 50th convention was the largest in NBLSA history with over 600 registered attendees.

Victoria Crosby and Christian Conway

Conway was given the opportunity to introduce the Honorable Louis B. Butler – the first and only African American to be elected to the Wisconsin Supreme Court and Wisconsin Law alumni – at NBLSA’s 50th National Convention Gala. Crosby was honored to induct Judge Butler into the NBLSA Hall of Fame.

The convention was a spectacular success with attendees and speakers such as NBLSA Founder A.J. Cooper and other notable individuals such as Angela Rye, the Honorable Gerald Bruce Lee and many other legal legends.

Conway and Crosby state that they feel extremely honored to serve black law students nationally and to represent Wisconsin law on the national level. They have been able to connect with law students all over the country and foster relationships that will continue into their careers.

In addition to our two Wisconsin students on the NBLSA national executive board, Sydnie Parker and Ashlee Rossler, both second-year law students, were delegates for Wisconsin and attended the momentous convention.

Submitted by Victoria S Crosby, Second-year law student on March 22, 2018

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