Alumni Invited to BLSA Convention Slated for LSU Law, January 12 –17

The LSU Law Center has been selected to host the Rocky Mountain and Southern Regions’ Black Law Students Association (SRBLSA) Convention. Law students from throughout the regions will convene for moot court competition and symposia on a variety of legal topics, according to convention organizers.

Alumni are invited to attend the Welcome Reception at the LSU Energy, Coast and Environment Building on Nicholson Extension, on Thursday, January 14 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the closing competition round scheduled for Saturday, January 16 beginning at 8 a.m. at the Law Center. To confirm attendance, please contact 225/578-8491 or email

“It is a great honor for the LSU Law Center to be selected to host the Rocky Mountain and Southern Regions’ BLSA convention,” said Chancellor Jack Weiss. “The convention provides a wonderful opportunity for our students to showcase their outstanding leadership capabilities and to interact with students of other law schools. LSU Law BLSA President Jonathan Brown and other officers of BLSA were instrumental in bringing the convention to the LSU Law Center,” said Weiss.

The Southern region includes law schools in Arkansas, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Puerto Rico, and Louisiana. The Rocky Mountain region includes schools in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.

According to Nesha Spencer, SRBLSA Public Relations Director, “Dozens of law schools will send representatives to the event.” As many as 400 students are expected to participate in activities and the moot court competition.

The Black Law Students Association strives to promote and further the academic achievement and professional needs of its members and the minority student population through a variety of special programs and activities.