Kendra Brown

National Chair, National Black Law Students Association

Hailing from Winchester, Virginia, Kendra Brown is pursuing an L.L.M. in Comparative Law from George Washington School of Law. Kendra graduated from Hampton University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in Business Management. While a student at Hampton, Kendra was very active in various campus organizations such as the Student Christian Association, the Foreign Language Honor Society, the Executive Board of her class, and the Student Leadership Organization. She was an Academic Achievement and Dean’s List Scholar and served as the Student Director and President of the Hampton University Gospel Choir: His Chosen Sounds.

Kendra began her seminary studies in August 2005 by pursuing coursework at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia. While matriculating in Atlanta, she served as a Student Ambassador, Class President, on the Student Government Executive Board and attended the Citadel of Hope Church of God in Christ. In January 2006, Ms. Brown returned to Hampton University to coordinate the Hampton University Minister’s Conference.

Immediately prior to attending law school, she served as Scheduler and Executive Assistant for Congresswoman Maxine Waters. Kendra returned to the Hill for in the summer of 2010 and served as a Legal Intern for Congresswoman Maxine Waters, handling Judiciary Committee issues. In addition to being very active in community service projects on and off campus, Kendra worked within the music and youth departments of her local church. Her work in these capacities led to the opportunity to travel to Italy on numerous occasions to sing on tour.

Kendra is very dedicated to community service. In 2007, she worked for the law firm of Kelley Drye & Warren where she coordinated various fundraising events through Relay For Life and the Association of Legal Administrators Salvation Army Angel Tree Program. The program matched staff and attorneys with underprivileged children through gift giving for the holiday season. She currently serves as the Chaplain for Upsilon Epsilon Omega the Baltimore County Graduate Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and is an active member of the Baltimore Chapter of the Links, Incorporated. She participated in the 2008 Charles Hamilton Houston Law Preparatory Institute at Georgetown Law Center where she won a scholarship as a result of a written response to the Supreme Court DC Gun Ban decision of June 26, 2008.

Kendra attended law school at Vermont Law School. While in law school Kendra has had numerous honors, among them a Merit Scholarship, the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) Sandy Brown Memorial Scholarship, the Vermont Law School (VLS) Merit Scholarship, and the VLS David Firestone Scholarship for Campus Involvement. She was appointed the NBLSA National Congressional Liaison for 2010-2011 and serves as a Student Ambassador, Class Senator, and on the Board of the Barristers Bookstore.

Kendra Brown currently serves as the National Chair of the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA), a 501(c)(3) organization comprised of over 200 chapters and nearly 6,000 members. As National Chair, Ms. Brown exercises general authority over the business and activities of NBLSA setting the strategic direction and vision of the organization.