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The University at Buffalo School of Law  Black Law Students Association

The University at Buffalo School of Law Black Law Students Association

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About Today, the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA), is a national organization formed to articulate and promote the needs and goals of black law students and effectuate change in the legal community. As the largest student run organization in the United States with over 6,000 members, NBLSA is also comprised of chapters or affiliates in six different countries including The Bahamas, Nigeria, and South Africa. Organized into six regions (Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southern, Mid-West, Rocky Mountain and Western Region), the organization has over 200 chapters and is present in all but a few of the nation's accredited law schools, as well as unaccredited law schools.
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Mission The purpose of NBLSA is to utilize the collective resources of the member chapters 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 in the Black attorney and law student a greater awareness and commitment to the needs of the Black community;
•influence the legal community by bringing about meaningful legal and political change that addresses the needs and concerns of the Black community;
•adopt and implement policies of economic independence;
•encourage Black law students to pursue careers in the judiciary; and
•do all things necessary and appropriate to accomplish these purposes.
Description 2013-2014 Executive Board:

President, Jamila Lee
Vice President, Delroy Pinnock
Treasurer, Chidera Atuegbo
Secretary, Oscar Kpota
Community Service Chair, Jamella James
NEBLSA rep, Franz Wright
Founded 1968
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