Black Law Students Association

Purpose

The WVU chapter of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) is dedicated to increasing the number of lawyers sensitive to the unique problems and needs of the Black community and serves as a forum for discussion of issues and problems that confront black law students. BLSA seeks to increase the presence of minority students at the College of Law and provides an avenue for social activities for its members. BLSA also seeks to 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 a greater awareness and commitment to the needs of the Black community; and to influence the legal community by bringing about meaningful legal and political change that addresses the needs and concerns of the black community.

Mission

BLSA is one of the most active student organizations at the law school. Our purpose is to articulate, promote, and discuss issues of concern of African-American law students. BLSA seeks to increase the presence of minority students at the College of Law and provides an avenue for social activities for its members.

Officers

President: Nicholas Gordon

Vice President: AJ Johnson

Secretary:  T'keyah Nelms

Treasurer: Brian Gardner

Advisors:  Atiba Ellis and Jena Martin

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