What is BLSA?

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Susan_Walid
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What is BLSA?

Postby Susan_Walid » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:06 pm

Subject line speaks for itself, but can someone answer a few questions for me. I looked at their website, but after reading some posts on TLS, I'm under the impression that joining is mandatory? If you are AA, and accepted to law school, are you automatically a part of BLSA? Might seem like a dumb question. Definitely seems like a worthy and effective group nonetheless. God bless!

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bk1
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Re: What is BLSA?

Postby bk1 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:11 pm

Black Law Student Association

It's not mandatory. It's just a club at most law schools that anybody can join if they want to. No different than the clubs you had in undergrad. If you want to be a part of it, join; if you don't then no big deal.

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Re: What is BLSA?

Postby cutecarmel » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:27 am

lol. No not mandatory. Its just an organization that law schools have to unite the African American studens, help with networking, do community service, etc.

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Re: What is BLSA?

Postby cinephile » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:47 am

The affiliation groups are fun and often host events with free food.

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Tom Joad
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Re: What is BLSA?

Postby Tom Joad » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:10 am

Can non-black people join?

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Re: What is BLSA?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:13 am

Tom Joad wrote:Can non-black people join?

:|

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Re: What is BLSA?

Postby Tom Joad » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:15 am

MrPapagiorgio wrote:
Tom Joad wrote:Can non-black people join?

:|

Solidarity and all.

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cutecarmel
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Re: What is BLSA?

Postby cutecarmel » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:25 am

Tom Joad wrote:Can non-black people join?


I'm pretty sure they can. Just like BSU (Black Student Union) in college. Non-black people are allowed to join, but they just seem not to (possibly because many people are uncomfortable being one of the vast minority in a group)

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Re: What is BLSA?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:27 am

cutecarmel wrote:
Tom Joad wrote:Can non-black people join?


I'm pretty sure they can. Just like BSU (Black Student Union) in college. Non-black people are allowed to join, but they just seem not to (possibly because many people are uncomfortable being one of the vast minority in a group)

Oh the irony.

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Tom Joad
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Re: What is BLSA?

Postby Tom Joad » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:30 am

cutecarmel wrote:
Tom Joad wrote:Can non-black people join?


I'm pretty sure they can. Just like BSU (Black Student Union) in college. Non-black people are allowed to join, but they just seem not to (possibly because many people are uncomfortable being one of the vast minority in a group)

Hmm, I might look into it.

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Re: What is BLSA?

Postby newyorker88 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:57 pm

Tom Joad wrote:Can non-black people join?


Yup. At my school there are a decent amount of non-black members.

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Re: What is BLSA?

Postby thatgirlthere » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:25 pm

Tom Joad wrote:Can non-black people join?


It’s good for non-black people to join, if they’re genuinely interested in being an active BLSA member. But if you just want to join an org for your resume or the benefits we provide…then it’s not really doing anyone any good.




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