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. Each year, BLSA coordinates many activities, including hosting its annual scholarship banquet, volunteering with local charities, connecting law students with lawyers, and mentoring high school students.