Derick D. Dailey serves as the 2016-2017 National Chair for National Black Law Students Association (“NBLSA”). In this role, he exercises general authority over the business and activities of NBLSA.
Derick is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas. He graduated from Westminster College, where he earned a B.A. in Political Science and Religious Studies. While at Westminster, Derick served as the President of the Westminster College Senate, served as a Board of Director for the Callaway County United Way, and was a Triple “S” Scholar. Derick traveled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to implement the construction of a Children’s Library at Bole Primary School. He was selected Senior of the Year and was the recipient of the E.C. Henderson Leadership Award. After Westminster, Derick joined Teach for America as a 5th and 6th grade teacher at KIPP Blytheville in the Mississippi Delta. After TFA, Derick matriculated to Yale University where he received his M.A. in Religion with a focus on Black Religion in the African Diaspora and Political Theology. While at Yale, Derick served as a Yale Presidential Public Service Fellow and traveled to Ghana, Zambia, South Korea, and Switzerland to teach and work on ecumenical manners with the World Council of Churches.
Derick is currently a 3L student at Fordham University School of Law where he is a Stein Scholar. He is a member of the New York County Bar Association, serves as research assistant with the Institute on Religion, Law, and Lawyer’s Work, and worked in the Legislative Advocacy and Policy Clinic on matters relating to children and families.
Derick serves as a Board of Director for Bread for the World, Bread for the World Institute, the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut and the Yale Black Alumni Association. Prior to joining NBLSA’s national board, Dailey served as Convention Coordinator for the 2016 Northeast Regional Convention and was selected by his peers as Northeast Regional Board Member of the Year.
In addition to his organizational leadership, Dailey has interned at the United States Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York, a commercial litigation firm, and served as the James E. Johnson Legal Intern at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.
Derick plays piano, loves college sports, and enjoys spending time with his nephew and nieces.