Images from Black Future Lawyers Conference

Black Future Lawyers (BFL) is a collaboration between U of T Law, our Black Law Students' Association, members of our Black alumni community, and the broader legal profession.

This program is part of a suite of initiatives at the Faculty of Law to encourage students, at the high school and post-secondary levels, to actively think about applying to law school and learn about career options a law degree can provide.

Funded by U of T’s Provost’s office and U of T Law, BFL offers supports and engagement opportunities to Black undergraduate degree students at any post-secondary institution who aspire to go to law school and become lawyers.

Beginning in 2019 with a one-day conference, BFL has since expanded to provide, at no cost to Black undergraduate students, initiatives that include:

  • mentoring, networking and shadowing with Black lawyers and law students
  • workshops on the legal profession and leadership skills
  • speaker series
  • admissions and financing information
  • LSAT preparation
  • a multi-day annual conference
  • a paid full-time summer internship
  • BFL student Chapters at some Ontario universities 

BFL’s goal is to increase the number of Black students who attend law school and join the legal profession.