Greeting BLSA members, family, and friends,

             It is my greatest honor to serve as the President of the Black Law Students Association here at the College of Law during the 2013-2014 term.

            I can personally attest to the significant impact BLSA had on my integration into the law school. BLSA also facilitated the development of many professional and social relationships, which have been integral to my success and well-being. 

Through community service initiatives, social events, networking opportunities, and mentorship, BLSA will continue to transcend the label of a registered student organization. It is a community, a support system, and a family; and the executive Board and I look forward to furthering this great legacy.

Thank you all for your help, and continued support. Now let us make this academic year an excellent one! 

Warmest regards, 

Joyce Otuwa

University of Illinois College of Law BLSA President 2013-2014