President, H.T. Smith Black Law Students Association
Third-Year Law Student
Florida International University College of Law
Jeremy McLymont serves as the 2017-2018 National Attorney General of the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA). Mr. McLymont is also the 2017-2018 President of the H.T. Smith BLSA Chapter at FIU College of Law.
Mr. McLymont is a third-year law student at Florida International University College of Law where he has focused his studies on Criminal and Civil Rights law. He is a native of Tampa, Florida where he also earned his Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from the University of South Florida in 2015.
Mr. McLymont has been serving with NBLSA since his first year in law school. Prior to joining NBLSA’s national board, Mr. McLymont served as a 2015-2016 National Convention Competitions Coordinator Specialist. He then served as the 2016-2017 National Director of Social Action.
In addition to his student governance experience, Mr. McLymont has interned for the Older & Lundy Law firm, the Hillsborough County Public Defender, the Public Defender Services for Washington DC, and the Miami-Dade Public Defender Office. During these internships, Mr. McLymont has advocated for the legal rights of indigent defendants. He has filed and argued motions in court, taken depositions, prepped trials and negotiated plea agreements with prosecutors.
During his free time, Mr. McLymont enjoys organizing in his local community. He has worked with various Black organizations such as: NAACP, Nation of Islam, Black Lives Matter and the Dream Defenders. He also owns a tee shirt business, selling shirts with messages that bring awareness to various racial justice issues.