Second-Year Law Student, University of Alabama School of Law and National Affairs Intern, Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Washington, DC)
Neena Speer joined the University of Alabama School of Law in July 2014 and she is now a Second-Year Law student who is both the 2nd Vice BLSA President for UA Law BLSA and the Pre-Law Co-Director for SRBLSA.
She is in charge of planning and implementing creative programming to recruit future law students to join under NBLSA and to excel when applying.
She graduated summa cum laude from Howard University with a degree in Psychology and a degree in French. She received the honor of Phi Beta Kappa and graduated top 1% in the nation. This summer, she interned at the Federal Public Defenders of The Northern District of Alabama. She worked for The Honorable L. Scott Coogler, The Northern District of Alabama as a legal intern for the Fall 2015. She is externing this Spring Semester in Washington, DC at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) as their National Affairs Intern for school credit as a part of UA Law’s Federal Externship Program. She has previously served as a summer camp counselor for over six years in Birmingham, AL at the Shades Valley YMCA.
Her principal areas of interest are working with non-profit management, civic involvement, and criminal defense. She also served as Team Captain for the Inaugural Staff Ball for the White House in 2013. Ms. Speer remains an active Howard Alumna who actively supports black and minority students in the legal profession. She speaks fluent French and she is half-Indian and half-black.