Quinnipiac University

Law students named to regional executive board of the National Black Law Students Association

April 20, 2022

Headshot of law students Nataly Brown, Fontaine Chambers and Gabrielle Petrie

Quinnipiac Law students Nataly Brown, Fontaine Chambers and Gabrielle Petrie have been elected to the executive board of the Northeast region of the National Black Law Students Association (NEBLSA).

Brown will serve as treasurer, while Chambers assumes vice chair duties and Petrie will be the Connecticut sub-regional director for the coming year.

NEBLSA is the regional chapter of the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) with membership in New England, New York and New Jersey.

Brown is a second-year law student from Westwood, New Jersey.

“I am extremely excited and thankful to be elected as treasurer,” she said. “To be able to use my background skills in finance to help NEBLSA is an honor. Being in this position means that I will be involved in many aspects and material decisions for NEBLSA. It is a big responsibility, but I am looking forward to leading NEBLSA in the right direction.”

Chambers, a second-year law student from New Haven, said she does not take the responsibility of vice chair lightly.

“I am here to support, uplift and uphold the values of this organization,” she said. “Creating equitable opportunities and providing enriching experiences for communities where hope is absent and access is nearly nonexistent is one of the reasons I applied to Quinnipiac and serve the Northeast Black Law Students Association. The NEBLSA is an advocate for diversity in legal education and the legal profession.”

Petrie, who is also in her second year of law school, is from Setauket, New York. She said she is honored to be the Connecticut sub-regional director.

“Being elected for this position means so much to me because it is indicative of all the hard work both myself and my fellow BLSA and NEBLSA colleagues have done,” she said.

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