Rod Hickman serves as the 2016-2017 National Director of Programming for National Black Law Students Association (“NBLSA”). In this role, he develops and evaluates national programs that align with the goals of NBLSA and works with the Regional Chairs to develop and coordinate uniform programs to further the goals of NBLSA.
Mr. Hickman is a native of Shuqualak, MS. He graduated from The University of Mississippi, where he earned Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and History. While at The University of Mississippi Mr. Hickman served as a Lyceum Scholar, Student Ambassador and Public Relations Fellow.
He is currently a third-year law student at The University of Mississippi School of Law, where he is a member of the Mississippi Law Review, Deans Leadership Council, The Advocate Year Book Staff, American Constitutional Society, Public Interest Law Foundation and Phi Delta Phi. Prior to joining NBLSA’s national board as Director of Programming, Mr. Hickman served as the National Director of Pre-Law as well as his local BLSA chapter’s vice president and treasures. He was awarded the chapters 1L and 2L scholarship as well as member of the year for the 2014-2015 term. Mr. Hickman was also one of the 8 recipients, selected by faculty, of the law school to receive the Holcomb 1L of the year award for the 2014-2015 school term.
In addition to his organizational leadership, he has clerked for Baker Donelson PC, Proskauer Rose LLP, Brunnini Grantham PLLC, Glover & Young PLLC, as well as served as an intern for Magistrate Judge David Sanders.
Mr. Hickman is involved in his local church and national church organization. He is the proud father of one amazing daughter, Ari Elizabeth Hickman.