The School of Law’s chapter of the Black Law Students Association was founded in 1971. BLSA’s primary purpose is to deal with the special concerns of Black law students and lawyers. The Association acquaints students with the professional opportunities, problems and responsibilities they will have as practicing members of the Bar.
BLSA encourages full participation of all students in the activities of the School of Law and the University. It also attempts to foster closer contact with present members of the legal profession. BLSA has involved itself in numerous activities in the past, including sponsorship of a statewide advisory group on black student affairs at the Law School, and group sessions with visiting high school students.