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.
- Articulate and promote the educational, professional, political, and social needs and goals of Black law students;
- Foster and encourage professional competence;
- Improve the relationship between Black law students, Black attorneys, and the American legal structure;
- Instill in the Black attorney and law student a greater awareness and commitment to the needs of the Black community;
- Influence the legal community by bringing about meaningful legal and political change that addresses the needs and concerns of the Black community;
- Encourage Black law students to pursue careers in the judiciary; and do all things necessary and appropriate to accomplish these purposes.
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
Everyone entering the Beus Center for Law and Society Building is required to wear a face covering and all guests need to have an appointment.