Letter from the President
Dear Future Law Hoos,
Congratulations on your decision to go to law school and welcome to our website! The members of the University of Virginia’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA) would like to personally extend to you our invitation to join us here at UVA Law.
UVA’s BLSA chapter was founded in 1970. 42 years later, we have built a reputation as an active chapter committed to making an impact in our region and as a part of the National Black Law Students Association.
BLSA exists to support, guide, and encourage Black students in their academic, professional, and social endeavors. We facilitate the forming of social professional relationships among students and with faculty members who support the mission of our organization. We provide a supportive and stimulating intellectual environment through a variety of seminars on academic achievement, career development, and political awareness, help transition 1Ls into the law school environment by hosting several panels and informational sessions, reach out to the Charlottesville community as we perform community service, and host programming with peer law schools. Outside of BLSA, our members have distinguished themselves in a wide range of activities and organizations at the Law School from the Virginia Law Review to public interest service groups and the William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition.
We hope you become a part of this legacy and join us at UVA Law!
Ashley Williams, '15
BLSA President, 2013-2014