BLSA Background: The University of Baltimore School of Law's Black Law Students Association is a local chapter of the National Black Law Students Association. The National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) is a 501(c)(3) corporation and the nation's largest student-run organization representing nearly 6,000 minority law students from over 200 chapters and affiliates throughout the United States and six other countries. Since 1978, the University of Baltimore chapter has served the educational, professional, political, and social needs and goals of black and minority law students. UB BLSA: Continuing Our Tradition of Excellence BLSA has always personified excellence. In order uphold and advance this tradition, we must exemplify excellence and serve as leaders in all that we do. In the 2018-2019 academic year, BLSA will strive to engage members, continue to succeed academically, and strengthen our community ties and social outreach. Membership: Membership is open to all law students - dues are required.