BLSA: Alumni, Donors, and Friends


Alumni play a vital role in the lives of law students and the overall law school experience. Each year, the Black Law Students Association is made better because of the tireless efforts of our alumni. We value your experiences and want to learn more through working directly with you. So get connected and get involved!

Get Connected

We want to hear from you...where you've been, what you're doing, and where you're going! Please use the form below to let us know what is happening in your life or simply update your contact information. Please feel free to send us pictures of your latest adventures to

[Alumni Connection Form] (PDF)

Get Involved

Here are just a few of the many ways you can GET INVOLVED...

Become a Mentor
Who knows the law school process better than you-our alumni? It is through your involvement that our students are better able to navigate the law school experience and ultimately the legal community. So share your knowledge, your experiences, and your expertise by becoming a mentor. For more information, click here for the Alumni Mentor Program brochure (PDF). To ensure that you are matched with a BLSA member, please specify "BLSA Member" in the interest section of the form.

Post an Employment Opportunity
Practical legal experience is a must. Help a law student be more "practice-ready" by posting an employment, externship, or internship opportunity. To post an opportunity, please email the position announcement to

Be a Guest Speaker or Panelist
Mentoring is just one way to share your knowledge, experiences, and expertise. We invite you to be our guest speaker or panelist at a future BLSA program or event. If you are interested in serving as a guest speaker or panelist email us at

Host an Event
Work with fellow alumni and BLSA to host an event in your area. Great ideas for an event-4th of July BBQ, Superbowl Party, Mardi Gras, New Year's Eve Party, or whenever. To host an event, email us at

Attend a Meeting or Program
There is nothing better than having our alumni join for a program or event. For a list of upcoming events, click here.

Giving Opportunities

Distinguished Alumni

2008-2009 Award Recipients

Distinguished Alumni Award

Dawn Jack, '02

This award is given to a Michigan State College of Law graduate who is a trendsetter in forging new paths, while continuously supporting his or her alma mater.

Robert L. Millender Visionary Award

Eric Sabree, '96

This award is given to an individual who spearheads community initiatives that promote positive social change.

Humanitarian Award

Jenifer M. Franklin, '96

This award is given to an individual who demonstrates compassion and generosity to society through civic efforts.

The Dent-Murphy Trailblazer Award

The Honorable Craig M. Strong, '73

This award is given to an individual who demonstrates courage in traveling new ground and who succeeds in eradicating injustice, regardless of the barriers set before him or her.

Donors & Friends

As our initiatives evolve to better meet the needs of the various communities we serve, adequate funding and the availability of other tangible resources become more and more important. You can support our many efforts by making a contribution today.

To make a contribution by mail, please print and complete the donation form available here (PDF). Contributions can also be made online through the Michigan State University College of Law Development and Alumni Relations website. To ensure your contribution goes directly to the Black Law Students Association, please use the scroll down menu in the "Gift Information" section of the form to select one of the following funding initiatives:

BLSA General Fund
BLSA Lecture Fund
BLSA Scholarship Fund
BLSA Special Events Fund
BLSA Supplemental Reference Library Fund

You may also make a contribution over the phone by calling the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 517-432-6844.

Additionally, if you wish to donate a non-monetary item of tangible personal property such as law textbooks or supplemental reference materials, art, collectibles, or other personal assets or materials that represent value to the Black Law Students Association, please use our In-Kind Gift form available here (PDF).

Please contact us at for sponsorship and naming opportunities.