Greetings SRBLSA Family!
It is a pleasure and honor to serve as Regional Chair of the Sophisticated Southern Region of the National Black Law Students Association. As a region, we want to not only serve as a voice for black law students, but as a voice for our generation. Our theme this year is "The YBE Movement: Young, Bold, & Empowered." Come join our movement as we enhance our leadership skills as young and bold leaders of the South. We plan to empower our region in two ways: (1) Educating our Youth, and (2) Educating our Community. We plan to empower our youth by educating them on the importance of civic engagement and assisting in their academic/career planning while encouraging diversity in the legal profession. We will also stay abreast on educational issues affecting us as law students. We plan to empower our community by educating them on the laws impacting the region including healthcare, environmental justice issues, and the laws impacting their right to vote so they can become informed voters.
The SRBLSA Regional Convention will be January 30-February 3, 2013 in Nashville, TN aka "Music City" at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Nashville Downtown. This year, we look forward to revamping our regional programming to include professional and leadership development workshops, panel discussions on issues relevant to minorities , and a pre-law workshop series for the undergraduates in Nashville, TN while increasing the number of participants in our annual competitions. Our convention team this year is comprised of individuals from four SRBLSA law schools in the Tennessee area: University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Vanderbilt University, Nashville School of Law, and Belmont University. Convention registration opens on September 1st and don't forget to book your hotel room at the Doubletree.
Thank you for your dedication, support, and investment in SRBLSA. This year is sure to be a monumental and groundbreaking year as we continue to serve you. Feel free to contact me at email@example.com if you have any questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions.
In SRBLSA Love,
Charlyn M. Stanberry
Florida International University College of Law
Juris Doctor Candidate, Class of 2013
Southern Regional Chair, 2012-2013