Sponsor a Scholarship

The BLSACares Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need to a visible minority student in any year of study in an LLB or JD program at a Canadian law school. Applicants will be required to satisfy the criteria described below and write an essay on a legal issue to be determined by the BLSACares Scholarship Awards Committee. As part of the selection process, each short-listed candidate will be interviewed via telephone.

Interested in contributing to BLSA Cares? Check out the options below.


SPONSORING BLSA CARES

  • Scholarship will be named after sponsor
  • Donor will be featured on website as a named sponsor with name and logo featured in BLSA Canada promotional materials
  • Sponsor may request an essay question tailored to requested area of practice 
  • Exclusive access to list of award winning students 
  • Exclusive access to list of award winning students 
  • Sponsor will be listed on website as a scholarship contributor

The Julius Alexander Isaac Diversity Moot

Each year, BLSA Canada holds the Julius Alexander Isaac Diversity Moot. The Moot, which is open to all students, is designed to provide an opportunity for prospective litigators to be exposed to often-overlooked areas of law in which issues of equity and diversity arise. Due to the national character of BLSA Canada, many participating students travel from their respective schools and stay in the host city for the duration of the Moot. BLSA Canada is seeking donations to allow us to continue to provide an exceptional mooting experience for participants, judges and coaches. We are also seeking practicing lawyers who are willing to donate their expertise to judge preliminary moot rounds. If you are interested in contributing to our pool of resources, please click the link below.

Interested in sponsoring the Moot? Check out the options below.


SPONSORING THE MOOT

Funds will assist with covering the cost of the courthouse, which includes insurance, lighting/heating and the cost of the commissioners and security.

  • Two (2) all-access moot passes (excluding accommodation)
  • Two (2) tickets to the Awards Dinner 
  • Logo placement in all moot materials, website and social media 
  • Two (2) marketing items included in the moot package
  • Company name and logo listed as an official signage for the duration of the moot

Funds will assist with subsidizing the cost of accommodations and travel for judges, legal practitioners and student participants who volunteer to judge the moot.

  • One (1) all-access moot pass (excluding accommodation)
  • One (1) ticket to the Awards Dinner
  • Logo placement on website and social media
  •  One (1) marketing item included in the moot package 

Funds will assist with any other expense that may arise.

  • One (1) all - access moot pass 
  • One (1) marketing item included in the moot package 
  •  Company name and logo listed as an official signage for the duration of the moot
  • Company name and logo listed as an official signage for the duration of the moot

The National Conference

As the crown jewel event of the year, our National Conference serves as a forum for underrepresented students to learn more about the legal profession from prominent lawyers, judges and politicians.Our conference was created as, and continues to be, a response to the troubling level of black representation in the legal profession. Our relatively sparse numbers in the profession is a reflection of our numbers in law schools across the country. Despite the major improvements that have taken place over the last few decades, the Black community continues to face systemic barriers with respect to accessing a legal education, as well as the legal profession more generally.

BLSACanada is proud to have created a space in which students can break their relative isolation, solicit and share insight on the legal profession, and gain encouragement from members of the practicing bar as they pursue their legal study and plan their legal career.

Interested in supporting the Conference? Check out the options below.


FINANCIAL SPONSORSHIP

  • Speaking opportunity at the Gala and one of the two Keynote Lunches
  • Exclusive signage at the Gala and one of the two Keynote Lunches
  • Sponsor exhibit space for the duration of the conference
  •  Ten (10) all-access passes to Conference (excluding accomodation)
  •  One (1) reserved table at the Gala and at one of two Keynote Lunches
  • Premiere logo placement in all conference marketing materials
  •  Three (3) marketing items included in Conference package
  • Full page ad in BLSAC magazine 
  •  Company name and logo listed as a Diamond sponsor on official signage for the duration of the Conference
  •  Inclusion of logo on the back of Conference T-shirt
  • Exclusive signage at one of the two Keynote Lunches
  • Sponsor Exhibit space for the duration of the conference 
  • Eight (8) all-access passes to Conference (excluding accommodation)
  • One (1) reserved table at Gala
  • Prominent logo placement in all conference materials and website
  •  Two (2) marketing items included in Conference package
  • Full page ad in the BLSAC magazine
  •  Company name and logo listed as a Platinum Sponsor on official signage for the duration of the Conference
  • Inclusion of logo on the back of Conference T-shirt 
  • Exclusive signage at opening ceremonies and and exclusive branding of conference mobile application
  • Opportunity to make remarks at the Conference Opening ceremonies and introduce the Keynote Speaker
  • 1/2 page ad in BLSAC Magazine and on website 
  • Logo placement on website
  •  Six (6) all-access passes to Conference (excluding accommodation)
  • Sponsor exhibit space for duration of conference 
  • Exclusive Signage at a breakfast of lunch 
  • Four (4) all-access passes to Conference (excluding accommodation) 
  • Four (4) tickets to the Gala 
  • Prominent Logo placement in all Conference materials and website
  • One (1) marketing item included in conference package
  •  Company name and logo listed as a Gold Sponsor on official signage for the duration of the Conference
  • Inclusion of logo on the back of Conference T-shirt
  • Three (3) all-access passes to Conference (excluding accommodation)
  • Three (3) tickets to Gala
  • Two (2) marketing items included in conference package
  • Prominent Logo placement in all Conference materials and website
  •  Company name and logo listed as a Silver Sponsor on official signage for the duration of the Conference
  • Two (2) all-access passes to Conference (excluding accommodation)
  • Two (2) tickets to Gala
  • One (1) marketing item included in conference package
  • Prominent Logo placement in all conference materials and website 
  • Company name and logo listed as Bronze Sponsor on official signage for the duration of the Conference

DONATIONS IN KIND

The BLSAC is always growing, as more and more Black students enter the profession. If you have any skills, expertise, talents, or experiences which you would like to share with the BLSAC, please contact us at admin@blsacanada.com.

The Black Law Students’ Association of Canada recognizes the essential role that law students will play as lawyers in furthering the aspirations of our community and Canadian society as a whole. We are committed to supporting and enhancing the academic, professional and networking opportunities for Black law students in both official languages. To that end, we have established an active mentoring program to help our members achieve their goals. If you would like to be contacted for more information on how to become a mentor, please click here.

A big part of the BLSAC's budget every year is dedicated to securing facilities to host events for our members. If you have a space and are willing to offer it to the BLSAC for free or for a discounted rate, please contact us at admin@blsacanada.com