Welcome to the New Academic Year!

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Moses PortaitSeptember 2014

Dear Black Law Students’ Association of Canada Members,

RE: WELCOME TO THE NEW YEAR AND THE 24TH BLSA CANADA ANNUAL CONFERENCE UPDATE

On behalf of the 2014-15 national executive team, I would like to welcome you to this new academic year. Well-deserved congratulations to all first-years joining law school this term. We hope that this year will be engaging for both returning and new members.

In addition to traditional initiatives such as mentorship, community engagement, awareness campaigns and other projects geared towards facilitating entry and success in law schools, we are hoping to put together a dynamic 24th national conference. Below are the latest details for the 2015 conference:

Theme

“Unity and Diversity: Collaborating to Further Justice”

Date

February 19-22, 2015

Venue

Omni Mont-Royal Hotel - 1050 Rue Sherbrooke West, Montréal, QC H3A 2R6, Canada

The 2015 Black Law Students’ Association of Canada Annual Conference taking place in the beautiful city of Montreal is expected to bring together great legal minds. Law and articling students, young lawyers, senior lawyers, judges, professors and other members from the black community and beyond will be in attendance.

The theme of ‘‘Unity and Diversity: Collaborating to Further Justice’’ will inspire the conference proceedings. Legal panel discussions, keynote addresses and engaging community participation from coast to coast will examine the importance of working together to promote justice.

The annual Julius Alexander Diversity Moot Competition, traditionally sponsored by Koskie Minsky LLP, will be one of the most important components of the conference. Law students will put their advocacy skills to practice around a diversity and/or an access to justice legal problem.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to our 2015 Conference Chair, Ms. Stephanie Jules at conference@blsacanada.com for any questions you may have.

I wish success this year and hope to see you all at the conference.

Yours truly,

 

Eric Moses Gashirabake

Black Law Students’ Association of Canada National President 2014-2015

E-mail: president@blsacanada.com

 

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