ABOUT US

Today, National Black Law Student Association (“NBLSA”), is a national organization formed to articulate and promote the needs and goals of Black law students to effectuate change in the legal community. We are proud to be one of the largest student-run organizations in the United States.

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PO Box 9569

Washington, DC 20016

communications@nblsa.org

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Photo Credit: Jet Magazine & Past National Chair Robert Pickett (pictured at left).

OUR HISTORY

In 1968, Algernon Johnson (“AJ”) Cooper, former mayor of Prichard, Alabama, founded the first Black American Law Students Association (“BALSA”) at the New York University Law School. In 1983, BALSA revised its name, and the word “American” was deleted to encompass all Blacks, including those not of American nationality. Later, the word “National” was added to reflect the organization’s national expansion, which now includes representation in the law schools of nearly every state in the nation and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.