Dr. Zena Crenshaw-Logal

Dr. Zena Crenshaw-Logal

  • Co-Founder

  • Board of Directors, Member

  • Board of Directors, Executive Committee - Member

  • Executive Director

  • Subject Matter Expert:  U.S. Judicial Accountability and Lawyer Discipline Abuse

Zena Crenshaw-Logal, J.D., widow of NJCDLP's late co-founder, Mr. Rodney A. Logal, is a founding director as well as Executive Committee board member of the organization, and NJCDLP's Executive Director.  Dr. Crenshaw-Logal has authored well over 100 articles, online and print, addressing various aspects of grassroots advocacy, First Amendment issues, democracy, human rights, and the administration of justice in America.  She is author of “The Official End of Judicial Accountability Through Federal Rights Litigation:  Ashcroft v. Iqbal”, 35 Am. J. Trial Advoc. 125 (Summer 2011), and Exploring the Vitality of Stare Decisis in America. Boca Raton: Universal Publishers, 2012.  Crenshaw-Logal is a national spokesperson on tactics thwarting proper standards for regulating First Amendment activities among lawyers when their criticism of the judiciary or a judicial officer is involved.  

​Prior to working full time as a legal reform activist beginning in 1998, Dr. Crenshaw-Logal engaged in a general, civil law practice which primarily consisted of her prosecuting complex, personal injury claims, and advising small to medium, for profit as well as nonprofit entities.  She entered the University of Notre Dame at Notre Dame, Indiana in 1977, distinguished as a National Merit, Notre Dame, and Indiana State Scholar. Crenshaw-Logal graduated from the university in 1981 with a dual major in English and Philosophy.  She subsequently entered and graduated in 1984 from Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, Illinois, distinguished as an Earl Warren Scholar. A summer session of her legal education was completed at the Notre Dame Law Centre in London, England.

Crenshaw-Logal is Chairperson of the Human Rights Committee for the Council of Organizations, a close affiliate of the United Nations Association of the U.S.A. (UNA-USA) as well as the United Nations Foundation.  She was recruited to be and is a member of the NationSwell Leadership Council.