Black Law Students Association (BLSA)

Black Law Students Association (BLSA) articulates and promotes the professional needs and goals of black law students. BLSA is committed to fostering and encouraging professional excellence among black attorneys and to focus upon their relationships with the American legal system. BLSA works to instill in black law students a greater awareness of their role as lawyers in the black community. Members also work to encourage law schools, legal fraternities and associations to use their expertise and influence to bring about change in the legal system in order to make it responsive to the needs of the black community.

Mission

The Black Law Students Association (BLSA) articulates and promotes the professional needs and goals of black law students. Our mission is to provide a comfortable environment and support system where students can share ideas, help each other during their law school experience, and ensure that our voice is heard on the law school campus. The main focus of BLSA is to promote the success of people of color in the legal community, on the law school campus, and in society as a whole.

Our organization works to instill in black law students a greater awareness of their role as lawyers in the black community. BLSA is committed to fostering and encouraging professional excellence among black attorneys and the American legal profession as a whole. Members also work to encourage law schools, legal fraternities, and associations to use their expertise and influence to bring about change in the legal system in order to make it responsive to the needs of the black community.

Like many student groups on campus, we serve as a social support system as well as a political machine that seeks to continue dialog on issues revolving around race and the law and to prevent and fight racism in all sectors of society.

Officers 2014-2015

President: Ashley Randall
Vice President: Milan Moore
Secretary: Patricia Marealle
Treasurer: Willie Biddings
Historians: Genevieve Macaisa & Zachary Alexander
Events Coordinator: Thanisha Pariage
Academic Chair: Tracy Bempong
Parliamentarian: Daniel Spruill
Community Service Chair: Afua Akoto (Fall), Christine Duchatellier (Spring)
Alumni Outreach Officers: Michael White & Aigne Goldsby
 

Advisor: Willajeanne McLean

Inquiries

Please direct any questions to UConn Law BLSA.

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