blsaofficers2019-2020 WashU BLSA Officers

The Washington University Black Law Students Association (WashU BLSA) was founded in 1973. Each year over thirty Washington University Law School students become active members of our chapter. Today, WashU BLSA continues to stay committed to the development and support of Blacks in the legal profession.


Name: Estayvaine Bragg


Estayvaine Bragg was born and raised in Chicago, IL. He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he studied Computer Science. Outside of the classroom, he was involved in many different activities that focused on professional development, leadership,and community involvement. Estayvaine was an active member of the National Society of Black Engineers, where he focused on strengthening the pipeline of black STEM talent. more


Name: Nanyamka Fleming


Nanyamka Fleming is a second-year law student from Brooklyn, New York. She is the Vice President of the Black Law Students Association and a staff editor at the law school’s Jurisprudence Review. This past summer, she worked as a Legal Intern at Rabo AgriFinance in St. Louis. She graduated with concentration honors from Hamilton College with a B.A. in Africana Studies and a double minor in Art and Jurisprudence, Law, and Justice Studies. Prior to coming to law school, she worked as a paralegal at an international law firm in Washington, D.C. and as a contract specialist at a consulting firm in Washington, D.C. She enjoys painting, yoga, and any excuse to go to brunch.

Name: Maurice Foster


Maurice Foster is from Talladega, Alabama. He attended the University of Alabama and majored in Philosophy. After graduating, Maurice worked in consumer bank management for various firms.While working, he attained a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Alabama.During the previous summer, Maurice interned for Haynes and Boone, LLP in Dallas, Texas.

Name: Fannie Terrell


Fannie is a second-year law student from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She has lived in St. Louis for six years now, and attended undergrad at Fontbonne University where she graduated magna cum laude with a dual major in literary studies and philosophy. She is a former 1L Representative of the Black Law Student’s Association and the current Secretary for the Black Law Student’s Association and Women of Color Law Society. This past summer, Fannie was a Civil Litigation Intern at Arch City Defenders, a nonprofit, civil rights law firm here in St. Louis. In her free time, she enjoys cooking Louisiana cuisine, exploring forest park with her dog, spending time with her family and friends, and traveling to new places as often as she can.

Admissions/Career Center Department Liason

Name: Aisha Ibrahim


Aisha Ibrahim is a second-year law student from Arlington, TX. She is the Admissions/CCD Liaison for the Black Law Student Association, an Admissions Ambassador and staff editor for the Journal of Jurisprudence. This past summer, she was a summer associate at Jackson Walker LLP in Dallas. Aisha graduated from the University of Houston in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She enjoys trying new restaurants, playing tennis, and hiking.
Academic Chair

Name: Stephanie Thompson


Stephanie Thompson is second-year law student from St. Croix, VI. In addition to being the Academic Chair of the Black Law Student’s Association, Stephanie is the Vice President of the Women of Color Law Society, an Admissions Ambassador, and a staff editor of the Journal of Law & Policy. She is interested in health law and intellectual property, and this summer she was a law clerk at Hinshaw & Culbertson working predominantly on medical malpractice defense cases. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys dancing and spending time with her dogs, Buddy and Alexandra Hamilton.

Professional Development Chair

Name: Jo Gbujama


Jo Gbujama is a second-year law student from Fresno, CA. He is the Professional Development Chair for the Black Law Student Association,President of Phi Alpha Delta, and an Admissions Ambassador for the law school’s Office of Admissions. This past summer, he was a Summer Associate at Thompson Coburn in St. Louis.Jo graduated cum laude from the University of California, Riverside in 2018 with a BA in Philosophy Law/Society and Ethnic Studies. He enjoys basketball, watching movies, and playing video games.
Community Action Chair 

Name: Madison Wiegand


Madison Wiegand is a second-year law student from Colorado Springs, Colorado. She is the Social Action Chair for the Black Law Student Association and a member of WashU’s Trial Team. This past summer, she was a legal intern on the AIDS Legal Project at the Legal Council for Health Justice, and a Named Intern by the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago. Before law school, Madison played college soccer, graduating as a Scholar Athlete from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a double-minor in History and Women’s Studies.Madison enjoys vegan cooking, exercising, going to the movies, and listening to podcasts.

Social Chair

Name: Imani Maatuka


Imani Maatuka is a second-year law student from Champaign, IL. She is the Social Chair for the Black Law Student Association, Head Barbri Representative, Peer Academic Advisor, and staff editor for the law school’s Journal of Law and Policy. This past summer, she was a Summer Associate at Sidley Austin LLP in Dallas. Imani graduated Summa Cum Laude, #1 class rank with honors from North Carolina A&T State University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations. Imani enjoys traveling, playing tennis and trying out new vegan foods. In her free time,she also manages a Public Relations firm, FYB Inc.