Black Law Student Association (BLSA)

Black Law Student Association (BLSA)

Northeastern University School of Law’s Black Law Students Association - Kemet Chapter, is excited to welcome everyone to the 2022-2023 academic year! Our vision this year is Reclaiming Our Legacy. We believe that as times continue to change, we need to embrace our history and the leaders that have come before us in order to move forward. Blackness is unity, inclusivity and the welcoming of individuality. Our differences give us strength, community and growth. We also deeply believe that as a result of violence, systemic racism and oppression, we all have a shared responsibility to make change. Thus, our core values for this year are reconnecting, reviving, and recognizing our power. The Honorable Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson said, “I am standing here on the shoulders of generations of Americans who never had anything close to this kind of opportunity.” As law students entering a field where Black people make up less than 5% of the workforce, we need to commit ourselves to reconnecting with our alumni/ae, reviving our community and advocacy efforts and recognizing our power to make change in and out of the legal system. We invite each and every one of you to join us on the journey toward justice and we look forward to working with you all.

      In solidarity,
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Celebrating 50 Years of Black Excellence

On December 3, 2021,  Northeastern Law’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA) Kemet Chapter  celebrated  the 50th anniversary of BLSA at the School of Law with a reception featuring commemorative speeches, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.
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What Solidarity Looks Like

On Wednesday, June 10, 2020, the School of Law held a virtual community gathering entitled “What Solidarity Looks Like.” The agenda for the event was created by BLSA and supported by other affinity groups and the SBA, who stand with BLSA in solidarity. This event was an educational community gathering focused on supporting Black students. Professors Jonathan Kahn and Patricia Williams discussed topics related to White privilege, anti-Blackness, anti-racism and effective allyship.