02.10.14 — At its 46th annual convention, the Northeast Black Law Student Association (NBLSA) named Northeastern University School of Law's Black Law Students Association chapter as the Small Chapter of the Year. The Chapter of the Year honor is based on excellence in making a difference in the community, and improving the quality of its law school by enhancing social awareness and communal activism while representing the ideals and executing the initiatives of NBLSA. 

"Northeastern was able to host several events over the last year that provided academic support for chapter members, provided encouragement for future members and contributed to building relationships with other chapters in the region. We are lucky to have a wonderful advisor, Susan Maze-Rothstein, great leadership from our Chair Alexis Ivey, and we were well-represented by Ariel Woodard-Stephens who serves as the Director of External Relations and on the regional board as the Attorney General. Also, our entire executive board, including Enjoli Alexander, Aysha Gregory, Tyana Murray, Shekinah Harris, Libbie Richards, Cynthia Loesch, works tirelessly to make these events happen," said S. Mayumi Grigsby '15, who serves as Academic Director for the Northeastern BLSA chapter and on the group's regional board as Director of Community Service.

The Northeastern chapter, which goes by the name "Kemet," in reference to the ancient Egyptian word meaning "black people," will now compete at the national level against the other small chapter winners from the Southern, Midwest, Rocky Mountain, Western and Mid-Atlantic regions at the National Black Law Students Association's convention, held in March in Milwaukee. Students from across the nation will gather to perform community service, engage in enriching workshops and participate in advocacy competitions.