SRBLSA Member of the Month
Leslie M. Simpson
University of South Carolina School of Law
Leslie M. Simpson is a third-year law student at the University of South Carolina (USC) School Of Law. Leslie, a native of Houston, Texas, graduated Cum Laude from Claflin University (Orangeburg, SC) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry.
Leslie is currently the Vice President of the Matthew J. Perry Chapter of BLSA, where she also served as the Social Committee Chair for the 2012-2013 school year. Since her first year, Leslie has been very active in the continued success of her BLSA chapter by planning or participating in several activities, including the Martin Luther King Day of Service, 1L Mentoring Program, Meet the Professor Mixer, the Annual End of the Year Banquet, and other programs that have served the community and her fellow BLSA members.
In an effort to assist in increasing awareness and minority participation in the legal profession, Leslie is currently the ABA Student Liaison for the Center of Racial and Ethnic Diversity. She is also a member of Phi Alpha Delta, the Student Bar Association, and the USC Moot Court Bar (Order of the Barristers), where she is the Associate Justice for Internal Competitions. Additionally, she is a student member of the John Belton O'Neall Inn of Court, a Dean's List honoree, a merit scholarship recipient and the USC Law Student Ambassador Prospective Student Team Leader, where she assists in recruitment efforts for the University.
Lastly, Leslie tries to set a positive example for minorities. She has remained active with Claflin University since graduation as a volunteer cheerleading coach and as a speaker for the University's Pre-Law program. As the newly hired head cheerleading coach, she strives to instill in her team that dedication and hard work will always lead to success.