The Chair's Message
Dear NBLSA Family,
My name is Jarrius Adams, and I am truly grateful to have been elected as the 57th National Chair of NBLSA. I hail from Hattiesburg, MS, and am a proud student at THE Howard University School of Law. It is an immense honor to be entrusted with the responsibility of leading our organization and serving our rapidly expanding community. I would like to extend my thanks to the previous National Chair, Richard Garzola Jr., for his exceptional leadership and unwavering commitment to NBLSA's mission.
Like many people, my upbringing was marked by challenges. As the oldest of three children in a single-parent household, there was a lot of pressure on me to succeed both academically and in other areas of my life. Despite not having any lawyers in my family, I knew from a young age that I wanted to pursue a career in law. However, the question of how to pay for it loomed large. My mother believed in me, though, and her faith was well-placed. We all face obstacles on our journey, whether it's applying for a campus clinic or working to raise our GPA. But it's important to remember that we have the ability to overcome these challenges and achieve our goals. Have confidence in yourself and your abilities!
As National Chair, my top priority is to continue advancing our mission. That's why this year's theme is "Believe in Yourself: No Fear, No Limits." This theme embodies our individual commitment to ourselves and our broader commitment to our community. This year, we are bringing back the CHH Leadership Retreat during CBC's Annual Legislative Conference to give our local leaders an opportunity to discover their leadership and service paths.
Our commitment to supporting the Pre-Law division will be furthered through the creation of a comprehensive Journey to Law School Guide. This will assist students in understanding the crucial steps required to successfully apply for law school. To ensure that all areas of law are represented, we will also actively seek out new partnerships. This year, we aim to bring national events to all six of our regions, demonstrating our unwavering dedication to our cause.
NBLSA will continue to seek opportunities to make positive social change and serve our community by developing student leaders, diversifying the legal profession, and serving as a voice for the voiceless. I'm committed to working with all of you to achieve our shared goals on our path to becoming social engineers. I look forward to getting to know each one of you and working together to build a stronger, more inclusive, and more effective NBLSA. Together, we WILL achieve great things.
Once again, on behalf of the 56th National Board of Directors of the National Black Law Students Association, thank you for your support and for the opportunity to serve. We are excited to begin this journey with all of you. Please always reach out if you need me. I'm here to serve you!
In NBLSA Service,
57th National Chair & Chief Executive Officer