Cleveland-Marshall BLSA

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The Cleveland-Marshall College of Law chapter of the Black Law Students Association is a chapter member of the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) . NBLSA was founded in 1968 at New York University Law School. Today, NBLSA is the largest student run organization in the United States with over 6,000 members across 200 chapters in 6 different countries.

Cleveland-Marshall BLSA joins in NBLSA as an organization formed to articulate and promote the needs and goals of Black law students and effectuate change in the legal community.

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  1. to promote and assist in the attainment of the academic needs and goals of racially and ethnically diverse law students;
  2. to articulate and promote the professional needs and goals of racially and ethnically diverse law students;
  3. to foster and encourage professional competence;

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President's Welcome

I am honored to welcome you to Cleveland-Marshall on behalf of the CMLAW Black Law Students Association. We are excited to embark on another year of our law school journeys. CMLAW BLSA has long established itself as a force here at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law as well as the community at large.

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Spring 2017 Events

  • February 15: Frederick Douglass Moot Court Night

  • February 21-26: Midwest BLSA Regional Convention is in Cleveland this year and we are the host chapter. More

  • March 31: Black and Blue: Emotional Bruises from Recent Public Police Interactions (The Black Lives Matter/Blue Lives Matter Symposium)

  • April 14: Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet




High School Scholarship Application (PDF)  (MS Word)




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