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.
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
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.
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.
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.