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About BLSA Canada

Established in 1991.

The Black Law Students' Association of Canada (BLSA Canada) is a national student-run organization founded in 1991. We are committed to supporting and enhancing academic and professional opportunities for Black law students in both official languages. This commitment extends to Black high school and undergraduate students and the community generally through our mentorship initiatives and our scholarship program: BLSACares.

BLSA Canada and its chapters at law schools nationwide are concerned with challenges faced by the Black community as they relate to the legal system. Launching various initiatives to promote increased representation of Black students in law schools and assist in facilitating their success are a priority. We are proud to provide opportunities for formal and informal discussions about many subjects including legal policy issues, effective career strategies, evolutions in substantive law and access to justice for marginalized groups.

We reflect the diversity of the African/Black/Caribbean experience and welcome allies from all backgrounds who also seek to make a meaningful contribution to the furtherance of justice.

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Our Mandate

Mentorship

BLSA Canada connects generations to ensure the continued growth and success of the Black legal community. Sign up now to participate!

Experience

We provide our members with an opportunity for valuable practical experience at our annual Julius Alexander Moot for common law students and Juanita Westmoreland-Traoré Negotiation competition for civil law students.

Community

BLSA Canada seeks to create a sense of community and belonging for Black law students.

Support

Ultimately, BLSA Canada exists to support Black law students towards a successful legal career. To that end, our executive is always available to talk - the BLSA is committed to helping you any way it can.