Naeem Crawford-Muhammad serves as the 2016-2017 National Parliamentarian for the National Black Law Students Association (“NBLSA”). In this role, he serves as an advisor and counsel the National Chair and NBLSA on Parliamentary Procedure and serves as the advisor to the National Executive Board on the NBLSA Constitution and Bylaws. In addition, he decides all questions of interpretation and construction of the parliamentary authority and procedural rules of NBLSA.
Mr. Crawford-Muhammad is a native of Brooklyn, New York. He graduated cum laude from Union College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. While at Union, Mr. Crawford-Muhammad served as President of the Pi Pi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., President of the Class of 2008, House Manager of The Symposium, Manager of the Union Fund Affiliates, and Chairman of the African and Latino Association of Students.
Upon graduation, Mr. Crawford-Muhammad served for three years in New York City local government under the administration of former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. A third-generation New York City civil servant, Mr. Crawford-Muhammad was part of the original team that led NYC Service, an innovative, first-in-the-nation effort sparking some forty different mayoral initiatives designed to measurably improve the lives of all New Yorkers through “impact volunteering.” After leaving the Mayor’s Office, Mr. Crawford-Muhammad joined Bloomberg Philanthropies, where he led programs, trainings, membership, and digital media for the 200-mayor strong, international Cities of Service Coalition.
He is currently a third-year student at NewYork University School of Law, where he serves as Editor-in-Chief of The Commentator, the official student newspaper of NYU Law, as well as Student Senator in the New York University Senate. He is a founder of the Chess in the Schools Young Professionals Committee and a member of the board of the New York Botanical Garden Young Garden Circle. Prior to joining NBLSA’s national board, Mr. Crawford-Muhammad served as Co-Chairman of the Black Allied Law Students Association Black History Month Gala Committee at NYU Law.
In addition to his organizational leadership, Mr. Crawford-Muhammad has served as a Summer Associate, in New York and in London, for Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP and Linklaters LLP.
Mr. Crawford-Muhammad resides in Harlem, NY and is an avid fan of underdoogs, rooting for the New York Mets, New York Jets, and New York Knicks.