Latena Hazard

latenaThird-Year Law Student
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
Washington, DC

Latena Hazard serves as the 2017-2018 Parliamentarian for the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA).

Latena is a native of Worcester, Ma. She earned a B.A. in Legal Communications from Howard University in Washington D.C. While earning this degree she served as Vice-President of Project Dream Big, Inc., an organization dedicated to mentoring and tutoring homeless children. She is also a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, initiated through Alpha Chapter. Upon graduation, she taught at an all-boys-school in southeast D.C., before transitioning to the Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism where she received her M.S.

Currently, Latena is a third-year student at the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, (“CUA”), where she serves as the Vice-President of CUA BLSA, the 3L representative for the Student Bar Association and the student representative for Thomson Reuters Westlaw for the 2017-2018 school year. She was also on the CUA Journal of Law and Technology and her article “Is your health data really private? The need to update HIPPA Regulations to Incorporate Third-Party and Non-Covered Entities” was published. She is also active in CUA’s pro bono program and was part of Street Law where she worked in the community teaching law to high school students and coached mock trial.

In addition to her organizational leadership, Latena is a student attorney at Columbus Community Legal Services Veterans and Elder Law Clinic. She has also interned for the Honorable Cynthia Callahan at the Montgomery County Circuit Court, the White House Office of National Drug Control and Policy, the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, and the Civil Rights Commission.

Latena enjoys gospel music, romantic comedies, cooking, fake dancing, and meeting new people. She also loves spending time with her family, traveling, and kickboxing. Currently, she is a member of the U.S. Navy Reserves and will be doing JAG after graduation.