During the summer, UC Davis School of Law's Black Law Students Association's ("BLSA") board met and collectively decided to put forth a community-centered mission for BLSA's 2021-2022 season as we come back in person this year. Our mission is to create long-lasting programming and traditions that highlight various Black perspectives, strength the community within King Hall, and vigorously fundraise to support these programs and community. And we are so happy to report that, as of today, our mission has seen much success.
- We've launched another year of our mentoring program to help incoming Black students navigate 1L year.
- BLSA and APALSA (Asian and Pacific American LSA) co-hosted a Welcome BBQ to welcome all the law students back to school in person.
- We gather outreach to more BPLSAs (Black Pre-Law Student Associations) and BLSAs at surrounding universities.
- BLSA is currently planning King Hall's 3rd annual MLK Service Day.
- BLSA plans to host many more events throughout 2022, including during our culture week and Black History Month. But to do so, we must continue to fundraise.
We ask you to please donate to support the activities of King Hall's BLSA. Help us to continue in our mission, not only in 2022 but for BLSA generations to come.
BLSA’s 2021-2022 Board
Mariam Sossouadouno, President
Briana Cravanas, Vice President, Fundraising & Social Media Chair
Michaela Anang, External Relations & Secretary
Noriya Bragg, Internal Relations
Riki Walter, Treasurer
BLSA is a charter member of the National Black Law Students Association, dedicated to increasing the number of lawyers sensitive to the unique issues and needs of the Black community. BLSA provides mentorship to UC Davis Black pre-law undergraduates and King Hall 1Ls, promotes Black-perspective programming, supports Black businesses, is active in the concerns of the Black community, and has developed ties with the northern California legal community.
Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations
(530) 752-6209 (Phone)