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John P. Morris Black Law Students Association (BLSA)

The John P. Morris Black Law Students Association (BLSA) provides educational, legal, and social support for all law students, with a particular interest in students of African or African-American descent. In addition, BLSA provides an atmosphere for all students to bond and form life-long relationships. BLSA also works closely with the Arizona Black Bar Association.

Mission:

  1. Articulate and promote the educational, professional, political, and social needs and goals of Black law students;
  2. Foster and encourage professional competence;
  3. Improve the relationship between Black law students, Black attorneys, and the American legal structure;
  4. Instill in the Black attorney and law student a greater awareness and commitment to the needs of the Black community;
  5. Influence the legal community by bringing about meaningful legal and political change that addresses the needs and concerns of the Black community;
  6. Encourage Black law students to pursue careers in the judiciary; and do all things necessary and appropriate to accomplish these purposes.

Contact Information

President: Chandler Smith

Vice President: Janessa Doyle

Secretary: Nyla Knox

Treasurer: Elyssa Creary-Scher

Director of Social Media: Tihanne Mar-Shall

2L Representative: Tor Hawley

3L Representative: Oumou Keita

Faculty Advisor: Angela Banks