Black Law Students Association (BLSA) of the University of Toronto

BLSA at U of T is a chapter of the Black Law Students Association of Canada (BLSAC - www.blsacanada.ca), a national, not-for-profit organization. The national body was formed in 1991 to identify and work towards the removal of systemic and other barriers facing black people in relation to law school and the legal profession in general. Through the promotion of institutional change within Canadian law schools and the legal establishment, BLSAC, in conjunction with the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL) works to ease the transition from law school to the legal profession.

Activities

BLSA facilitates relationships between law students and the wider community through legal education and mentorship with legal practitioners. Other activities include joint workshops and social events with Osgoode's BLSA and the young lawyers division of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers. One of the highlights of the year is the national BLSAC conference, which provides a forum to discuss issues facing black law students and an opportunity to network with legal professionals from across the country. BLSA supports the Black Lawyers of Tomorrow at U of T to encourage undergraduate students interested in law and to promote awareness of the benefits of law.