MSU College of Law

Support MSU College of Law: BLSA Mission

The Black Law Students Association (BLSA) is an advocate for the recruitment, retention, and educational development of students of African heritage and other minority law students enrolled at Michigan State University College of Law. BLSA strives to unite these students in the common purpose of scholastic achievement through diverse educational, professional, and community service experiences. It is our mission to provide minority law students with the resources necessary to obtain the Juris Doctor degree and pass state bar examinations.

An Opportunity to Give

As our initiatives continue to evolve to better meet the needs of the various communities we serve, adequate funding and other tangible resources become increasingly important. With your support, we can enhance the overall experience, opportunities, and programming available to minority law students and the MSU Law community as a whole.

General Fund: BLSA is committed to providing quality programming and events that meet the academic, professional, and social needs of the MSU Law community. Through its General Fund, BLSA is able to maintain general programming and day-to-day costs.

Lecture Fund: Through its Lecture Fund, BLSA is proud to welcome dynamic speakers who share their perspectives on a variety of legal hot topics. BLSA launched its Lessons in Trial Practice Lecture Series in fall 2008. Your contributions ensure that we are able to present thought-provoking events in the future.

Scholarship Fund: As education costs continue to rise, the need for additional financial resources becomes even greater for minority students. Now is the time to build scholarship endowments for the future and your contributions make that possible. Through its Scholarship Fund, BLSA helps to ensure that MSU Law's top-notch education remains accessible to minority students.

Special Events Fund: From community service programs to networking opportunities, BLSA strives to provide events that bring together the Law College, MSU, and local communities. The Special Events Fund enables BLSA to fund large-scale events and defray costs for campus and the local community to attend such events.

Supplemental Reference Fund: Supplemental reference materials (study aids) help students better understand assigned reading and concepts discussed in the classroom. With the cost of textbooks rising each year, many students are forced to forego the purchase of supplemental reference materials and obtain such resources elsewhere. BLSA is able to maintain and expand its reference library through its Supplemental Reference Fund.

Your support of the Black Law Students Association is vital to the success of minority students at Michigan State University College of Law. With your support, we can maximize the resources and opportunities available to minority law students and the MSU Law community as a whole.

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