Boston University School of Law
March 21, 2007
Pictured (left to right): Bolaji Olasokan ('07), External Vice President; Jeannetta Craigwell-Graham ('09), Secretary; Zoe Cooper ('09), Active Member; Kerri Catlyn ('08), Treasurer; Shawanna Johnson ('08), President

BU Law's Black Law Students Association Once Again Named "Chapter of the Year"

BU Law's Black Law Students Association (BLSA) recently received the 2007 National Black Law Students Association (NBLA) Northeast Chapter of the year award. This is the second consecutive year the BU chapter has received such an award.

Each year, NBLSA recognizes chapters which positively impact their members, the university and the community, and demonstrate significant advancement in the areas of political awareness, community service participation, academic initiatives, professionalism efforts and social awareness.

The organization was selected for the award based on an interview and BLSA's presentation of their accomplishments, which this year have included the following:

  • Organizing events for prospective students
  • Arranging community service opportunities with “Community Servings,” an organization which prepares meals for those affected by HIV/AIDS in Boston
  • Engaging in activities and fundraisers to raise political awareness, such as a rally with Governor Deval Patrick and presidential nominee Barack Obama, and panel discussions regarding genocide in Darfur
  • Preparing an “Academic Success Workshop” for 1L's
  • Organizing the International Negotiations Competition
  • Attending the NBLSA Convention in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sponsoring an alumni luncheon with students

>>Learn more about BU Law's BLSA

Reported by Tami Swartz