On July 31, 2018, the National Bar Association elected Alfreda Robinson, Associate Dean for Trial Advocacy; Professorial Lecturer in Law; and Co-Director of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Program, as the group's newest President-Elect. Her election is the culmination of years of dedicated service to the NBA, with her most recent role being Vice President for Regions and Affiliates. She has previously served as the NBA's Chair of the Standing Committee on Judicial Selection, Chair of the Law Professors Division, Member of the Board of Governors, and the Regional Director for Washington, D.C.
On her appointment, Dean Blake D. Morant said,"Over the course of her distinguished career, Associate Dean Robinson has built a national reputation for excellence and contributed immeasurably to our law school. I am confident that her composite of skills and accomplishments will make her an extraordinary president-elect of the NBA. We are proud to have one of our own at the helm of this historic and critically-important organization."
The National Bar Association was founded in 1925 by a group of prominent African American attorneys, whose members have played a critical role in every significant civil rights case, including Brown v. Board of Education (1954). It is the nation’s oldest and largest national network of predominantly African American attorneys and judges. The NBA is organized around 23 substantive law sections, 9 divisions, 12 regions and 80 affiliate chapters throughout the United States and around the world.