Four UDC Law alumni were recognized by the Washington Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division (WBA-YLD) through elected leadership positions or WBA-YLD awards.
Robert Baldwin, III ‘15, was sworn in as Chair WBA-YLD and was awarded the Chair Legacy Award for the second time. He also received the Young Lawyer of the Year Award for his work as Vice Chair last year.
Natasha Hudgins ’14, was elected Vice-Chair for this bar year and was also awarded the Chair Legacy Award. Ms. Hudgins is an attorney-advisor at the U.S. Department of Justice. This past year, she served as secretary for the WBA-YLD.
Jennifer Blemur ’12, was awarded the Young Lawyer of the Year award, and Amelia French ’14, was elected to serve as Secretary.
Baldwin writes, “It’s an honor to serve with such remarkable Black women. It is hugely important to be inclusive when amplifying the ideas and voices of our young attorneys. I am proud that the only public interest law school in the city – and an HBCU – has produced such incredible talent committed to community uplift.”
As Chair, “would like to focus more effort in building our law student engagement.” He added, “And of course, the WBA was founded on advocacy of Black attorneys as social engineers. Now is a ripe time for our alumni and current students to exercise their voice in the fight for Black lives. It’s an honor to be trained by UDC Law.”