Brandon Cahee, a 2019 J.D. candidate in the University of Baltimore School of Law and chapter president of the school’s Black Law Students Association, has been named Chief Executive Officer of the National Black Law Student Association. Cahee’s nomination and election took place during the NBLSA’s annual convention in in Brooklyn, N.Y., held March 13-18.
Cahee will serve as the 49th chair of the organization, which was founded in 1968 to “increase the number of culturally responsible Black and minority attorneys who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community,” according to its mission statement. With more than 6,000 members, NBLSA is one of the largest student organizations in the United States, and is the largest tax-exempt nonprofit run by students.
“This is phenomenal news,” said Victoria Schultz, associate dean for administration in the School of Law. “Brandon has been a tremendous leader of the UB BLSA chapter this year, and he will be a great leader of NBLSA. UB has a tradition of producing national leaders and I am certain he will continue that tradition as he leads this important organization at an important time.”
Along with the announcement of Cahee’s new role, UB’s BLSA chapter also made waves in the portion of the convention devoted to moot-court competitions. Of the two international negotiation teams sent by UB to compete, Michael Brown and Kimberly Ohanuku received the award of second runners up. Both the school’s Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial team and the Frederick Douglass Moot Court team were sent to the convention by the UB chapter after they advanced from the regional to the national level. The Moot Court team, comprised of Adanna Smith and Bryana Spann also achieved the award of second runner up.
“We are so proud of the accomplishments of our stellar members of the organization,” Cahee said.
Learn more about UB’s BLSA chapter.