Maureen Edobor serves as the 2016-2017 Attorney General for National Black Law Students Association (“NBLSA”). In this role, she researches current legal issues facing the African-American community, prepares memoranda to increase NBLSA awareness of legal issues, prepares Amicus Curiae briefs to support cases affecting the African-American community, and coordinates with members of Congress to define issues affecting the African American community.
Ms. Edobor is a native of Queens, NY. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Texas, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. While at the University of Texas Ms. Edobor served as a field organizer for Obama for America in Austin, Texas, she was the President of University Democrats, and she held an internship at the Travis County Democratic Party. As a member of the Honors College, Maureen wrote her senior thesis on the expanding surveillance state and won the best thesis award for her paper and presentation. Ms. Edobor was also selected as a Bill Archer Fellow to spend a semester living and working in Washington D.C.. Upon graduation, Maureen served as the National Field Fellow for Alliance for Citizenship, a national immigration reform campaign.
Maureen is currently a 3L student at Washington & Lee School of Law, where she is a research assistant to several professors, having worked on projects about the intersection of big data theory and critical race theory and the nexus between immigration and terrorism. Maureen is also the BLSA moot court coach and a former campus coordinator for Revive My Vote. Prior to joining NBLSA’s national board, Maureen served as 2015-2016 MABLSA Virginia Sub-Regional Director and she was a semifinalist in the NBLSA Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition.
In addition to her organizational leadership, Ms. Edobor has interned for The Campaign Workshop, Common Cause NY, and the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.
As a passionate member of NBLSA, Maureen looks forward to “Embracing Our Legacy: Racial Justice and Lasting Social Impact.”