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#1081: Black Law Students Association

Overview
Status
Currently Registered
Last Registered
August 15, 2013
Registration Expiration Date
September 30, 2014
Classification
Registered Student Organization
Categories
Cultural and Diversity

 

About this Group

Group Description
The Black Law Students Association is an organization of African American and non-African American students studying and working toward a career in the practice of law. The group helps as a liaison to the University and legal community for an underrepresented group in the University of Minnesota law School and the legal community at large. Its goal is the success of African American students in law school and the encouragement of undergraduate students of color to think about attending the University of Minnesota law school.
Group's principal activities, events, or programs:
- General Meetings - Speakers - Film Screenings - Career Development - Community Outreach - Black History Month - Member of Twin Cities BLSA
How this group's activities benefit the University community:
BLSA encourages the development of talented, socially conscious, lawyers of tomorrow. We also seek to promote diversity in the legal profession by promoting awareness among Black undergraduate students to research law as a potential career option.
How this group fits into its categories:
In a profession that is still overwhelmingly comprised of non-minority individuals, and a society where many minorities continue to view our legal system as unjust, BLSA's mission remains critically important to the future of minorities, the legal profession, and society at large.
How to get involved with this group:
Although membership is limited to currently enrolled law students at the University of Minnesota Law School, our events are typically publicized across the Twin Cities Campus and are open to anyone. Please contact us at BLSA@umn.edu for more information.

 

Contact Info

Address
University of Minnesota Law School
Walter F. Mondale Hall
Black Law Students Association
229-19th Avenue South, Room N20
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone
Email
BLSA@umn.edu
Website

Officers

Treasurer
Christina Peters
Advisor
Ruth Okediji
Event Planning Coordinator
Anthony Begon
Secretary
Sonia Hanson
Vice-President
Hakeem Onafowokan Jr
President
Tammi Etheridge
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