Welcome to The University of Illinois BLSA Website!

The Black Law Students Association (BLSA) chapter at the University of Illinois is active in bringing national speakers to campus, sponsoring events for minority undergraduate students, and engaging in other activities intended to promote unity and understanding of issues affecting students and others of African descent. Our distinguished annual alumni banquets cap each year’s events. However, our chapter also has academic wellness programs, career preparation seminars, and a mentor system with practicing African-American attorneys.

We are thrilled that you have chosen to visit our website today, and we hope you visit us again!



This year, we are participating in the National BLSA's Midwest Challenge! That means, we will be putting on a community service every month of the 2013-2014 school year!


Congratulations to Nicole Stringfellow for her recent award from the American College of Bankruptcy!

Congratulations to Ivan Taylor for being named Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Law, Technology, and Policy!

Congratulations to Keithan Hedrick for being selected by the Illinois Judicial Council as a recipient of the annual 2013 IJC Scholarship!

Congratulations to Erin Fowler for being recognized in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin for her work as a 2013 LEADS fellow with Franczek, Radelet P.C.!

Congratulations to Reginald Cloyd and Keithan Hedrick for winning the annual McGuire Woods Diversity Scholarship!

Congratulations to Nicole Stringfellow for winning an SBA Leadership Grant!

19th ANNUAL ALUMNI BANQUET PHOTOS - MARCH 2012              

Photo Credits - Melanie Headley, '14