Samantha McDowall serves as the 2016-2017 Financial Secretary for National Black Law Students Association (“NBLSA”). In this role, she monitors the financial policies and procedures as set by the National Treasurer with the approval of the National Executive Board and assists the Regional Treasurers in performing their duties on an as-needed basis.
Samantha is a native of Boston, Massachusetts. She graduated from Howard University, where she earned a B. A. in Administration of Justice and minored in Business Administration. While at Howard, Samantha served as a Legislative Intern on Capitol Hill and organized several rallies as an intern with the Hip Hop Caucus. Samantha also interned with the Global Rescue Relief whose mission is to provide relief to survivors of human trafficking. Upon graduation, Samantha was selected to be a part of a leadership development program at Travelers Insurance Co. While there, Samantha was Co-Chair of Diversity and Inclusion in her local office.
Samantha is currently a 3L at Hofstra Law School, where she is the Director of Competitions for Hofstra Law’s Moot Court Board. Samantha is the recipient of Hofstra’s Leadership Scholarship and a scholarship recipient of the Amistad Long Island Black Bar Association. Prior to joining NBLSA’s national board, Samantha served as President of the Black Law Students Association at Hofstra Law School.
In addition to organizational leadership, Samantha was a law clerk for the United States Department of Commerce, a Judicial Intern for the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, First Department, and a Kenneth G. Standard Intern at AllianceBernstein.
Samantha loves being part of a large family. She enjoys creative writing, acting, and experiencing new cultures.