Black Law Students Association

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The Boston University Black Law Students Association strives to promote awareness of race issues in the American legal system. We are part of the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) and are committed to fostering relationships among law students, attorneys and scholars as well as volunteering in the African-American community. For more information on our organization, please contact us at

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Boston University School of Law Black Law Students Association
765 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Mission Statement

The Boston University School of Law Black Law Students Association (BUBLSA) is an affiliate of the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) and a member of the Northeast Region. It was created and designed:

  1. To help retain current black law students and recruit new black law students to BU Law.
  2. To articulate and promote the academic and professional goals and needs of black law students. To sensitize the legal community to these needs.
  3. To encourage and foster professional competence.
  4. To provide an alternative platform for black law students to engage in dialogue regarding the needs of the black law student and the black community.
  5. To encourage the increase in the number of black faculty at the law school.
  6. To focus upon the relationship between the black attorney and the American legal structure.
  7. To instill in the black attorney and black law student a greater awareness of and commitment to the needs of the Black community.
  8. To acknowledge the common goals which bond student and professional organizations of color and aspire to foster relationships amongst these groups.
  9. To augment and improve the intellectual, cultural, and social connection among all students of BU Law by encouraging cooperation and closer ties between the School’s minority communities and other student organizations.
  10. To influence American law schools, legal fraternities and associations to use their expertise and prestige to bring about change within the legal system in order to make it responsive to the needs of the black community and to do any and all things necessary and lawful for the accomplishment of these programs.