2L Candice Isaac is Helping Minority Lawyers and Students Connect

Candice is Director of Alumni Affairs and Development for the National Black Law Students Association.

WVU Law student Candice Isaac

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — Candice Isaac, a second year student at the West Virginia University College of Law, is working to support minorities in the legal profession.

Isaac serves as Director of Alumni Affairs and Development on the executive board of the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA). It’s her responsibility to foster relationships between practicing minority attorneys and minority law students.

“Minorities are lacking in number in the legal profession, so one way to solve this is to support NBLSA membership among black lawyers and students, as well as other allies who want to be a part of the group,” said Isaac.

Isaac has helped implement NBLSA’s first Education Task Force of legal educators and law school deans from Georgia State University, George Washington University, Samford University and Florida International University. The task force’s first initiative will be a Facebook group where law students and educators can connect.

One goal is for minority students to learn from NBLSA alumni about issues ranging from managing the challenges of law school to launching their careers, explained Isaac.

“Everywhere you go, NBLSA members have a really great story about how the organization helped support them throughout their law school career, and I think that’s why people are willing to give back to current law students,” she said. “My work keeps the cycle going.”

Isaac is a native of Trinidad and Tobago but considers the Washington, DC area her home. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies, a minor in Business Administration, and a Certificate in Human Resource Management from the University of Maryland, University College.

Before law school, Isaac worked in hospitality, healthcare, human resources and government contracting. The U.S. Department of Energy honored Isaac for her work with the Office of Human Capital Policy, Accountability and Technology.

Founded in 1968, NBLSA has thousands of members and more than 200 chapters. Its mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black and minority attorneys who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.”

For almost 20 years, WVU College of Law’s BLSA chapter has actively engaged the law school community on legal and social issues facing the African American community by hosting guest speakers and special events. 

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