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BLSA Executive Board 2017-2018

President

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Jasmine Jennings is a native of North Carolina and an alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Upon graduating in 2016 with a B.S. in Political Science, Jasmine matriculated at University of North Carolina School of Law. During her undergraduate career, Jasmine served as a legislative intern in the United States House of Representatives in the summer of 2014 and as an intern with the Congressional Black Caucus in the summer of 2015.  Jasmine also served as President of the Theta Pi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., during the 2015-2016 academic year.  During her first year at Carolina law, Jasmine was a fellow with the McIntyre-Wichard Fellowship Program, a participant in the Kilpatrick Townsend Mock Trial Competition, and an active member of BLSA.  Currently, she is a competing member of the Broun National Trial Team and she serves as a mentor for 1L students through the Dean's Fellow program.  During her 1L summer, Jasmine interned with the Orange County District Attorney's Office in Prosecutorial District 15B, located in Hillsborough, North Carolina.  She also worked as a research assistant for Professor Erika K. Wilson. As President of the Black Law Students Association, Jasmine aspires to celebrate, honor, and preserve the presence and experience of African American students at the University of North Carolina School of Law. Email: J sjennin@live.unc.edu

Vice President


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Joscelyn Solomon is from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. She graduated in 2016 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she double majored in Political Science and Sociology and minored in African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies. Joscelyn then matriculated into the University of North Carolina School of Law where, as a 1L, she served as the 1L Class Representative for BLSA and a member of the BLSA Mock Trial Team, competed in the Kilpatrick Townsend 1L Mock Trial Competition, and volunteered with the UNC Innocence Project, the Lawyer on the Line Expunction Clinic, and the annual winter and spring break pro bono trips. After her first year of law school, Joscelyn spent her summer in Washington, DC in the Office of Chief Counsel of the Federal Highway Administration within the United States’ Department of Transportation. In her second year of law school, Joscelyn will serve as a competing member of the Holderness Moot Court Civil Rights Team and a staff member on the First Amendment Law Review Journal. Joscelyn is interested in litigation, including labor & employment, civil rights, and government investigation & white-collar crime. 
Email: Solomonj@live.unc.edu 

Treasurer

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Brittainy Joyner is from Raleigh, North Carolina. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Howard University in 2014. While in undergrad she participated in the Pathways Fellowship program with the Department of Defense and worked in the Pentagon under Leon Panetta. Prior to attending law school, she was a corps member and teacher with Teach for America in Houston, Texas, where she taught math.  After her first year of law school, Brittainy spent her 1L summer with New York Legal Services. She is looking forward to spending her 2L summer with the Southern Poverty Law Center. Brittainy’s interests include criminal law defense, criminal law reform, civil rights, and public policy. She maintains a strong commitment to pro bono work and hopes to serve her community throughout law school and as an attorney.

Email: bjoyner1@live.unc.edu

Secretary

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Bari Ray is originally from Louisville, Kentucky but spent most of her childhood in Bridgewater, New Jersey.  She attended Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee where she majored in Multimedia Leadership and Business Administration. After graduating in 2010, Bari worked as a Production Assistant for a local news station in Charleston, South Carolina where her family currently resides.  She then moved to New York City and began working at a nonprofit for women business owners where she served as a Membership Services Manager for four years.  After her first year of law school, Bari worked in Colorado at the U.S. Department of Transportation in the Federal Highway Administration Western Field Legal Services Division.  As a second-year law student and the BLSA secretary, she is excited to continue to grow her legal skills while giving back to the community.  In her free time, Bari enjoys watching her New York Giants football team on Sundays and traveling home to Charleston whenever possible.
Email: Bariaray@live.unc.edu

Public Relations Co-Chair

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Camden Freeman is a 2L form Raleigh, North Carolina.  He is a big sports fiend and he loves talking about UNC Basketball or the Philadelphia Eagles.  He is a double Tar Heel, graduating from UNC as an undergraduate student with a double major in Political Science and Economics.  Camden has worked with UNC Athletics in various positions, and he hopes to pursue a career either in the sports law field or to work as a defense attorney.  
Email: Cbfreema@live.unc.edu

Public Relations Co-Chair

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Tyra is originally form Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina and she graduated with distinction and honors from UNC-Chapel Hill, where she earned a bachelor's degree in history and a minor in social economic justice and African, African America, and Diaspora Studies.  At Carolina Law, she is a staff-member of the First Amendment Law Review and a competing member on the national team for Holderness Moot Court.  Tyra was a member of the BLSA Mock Trial Team and volunteered with the UNC Innocence project where she helped investigate the innocent claims made by incarcerated prisoners on death row in North Carolina.  She has also partnered with North Carolina Legal Ai services through the Lawyer on the Line program to research and advise clients on expunction cases.  After graduating, Tyra hopes to work at a large firm where she can practice litigation work and contribute to diversifying and enriching the legal profession. 
Email: Tdpearso@live.unc.edu

Academics Chair

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Kaleigh Darty is a Statesville, North Carolina native. She attended North Carolina State University where she graduated in 2016, cum laude, with a B.A. degree in Political Science and a minor in Spanish. During her first year at UNC School of law, she was an active member of BLSA and completed pro bono work for The Innocence Project. Kaleigh spent her 1L summer interning at The Capital Defender’s Office in Durham, North Carolina. This year Kaleigh will compete as a member of the Holderness Moot Court BLSA team, as well as serve as a staff member on the First Amendment Law Review. Kaleigh chose to pursue a career in law so that she could serve the public and advocate for those who are affected by racial injustice, mental illness, and intellectual disability. In her free time she enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with her family.
Email: Kdarty@live.unc.edu

Pro-Bono Chair

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Kahlil Perine is from Durham, North Carolina. He attended Guilford College where he double majored in Political Science and Criminal Justice. Upon graduating in 2016 he enrolled at the University of North Carolina School of Law where he is a staff member for the North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology. During his 1L summer, Kahlil worked with the Wake County Public Defender’s office and was a research assistant for Professor Gene Nichol. In his second year of law school he hopes to ensure that the Black Law Student Association is at the forefront of service in its pro bono work. Kahlil’s interests include criminal defense, personal injury law, and commercial and residential real estate.
Email: Perineko@live.unc.edu
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