Founded in 2020, the Black Law Students’ Association (BLSA) at the Lincoln Alexander School of Law is committed to improving access to legal education and professional opportunities in the Black community. We aim to connect, inform and support Black students at the Lincoln Alexander School of Law through the powers of community, inclusivity, and opportunity.
Our goal is to create a strong and resilient community for current and prospective Black students at the Lincoln Alexander School of Law and those who have demonstrated a vested interest in advancing the goals of the Black community. We intend to do our part through leadership and mentorship to ensure we promulgate access to justice that is equitable and inclusive. Empathy, respect, integrity, and excellence are at the forefront of our vision.
We believe that our guiding principles embody and solidify the Lincoln Alexander School of Law’s commitments to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We believe our work will lead to an increase in meaningful representation of Black-identifying people in law schools and law firms, both domestically and internationally. We plan to foster a community that prioritizes and accurately reflects Black experiences within our legal system. We extend our efforts to the wider Black community and hope to move forward in a progressive and innovative manner to uplift and continue to empower our community.