Black Law Students Association (BLSA)

BLSA Group Photo

The Black Law Students Association (BLSA) is a professional organization of Black law students dedicated to service, mentoring, raising political and social awareness, and networking. BLSA works diligently in its efforts to increase diversity in the legal profession and to demonstrate that academic excellence in legal education is an attainable goal for black students. We strive to provide the black law students with the necessary resources to be successful in law school, and in practice in the legal community. 

Detroit Mercy Law’s BLSA chapter is an affiliate of the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA).  We focus on academic enrichment, community service, fundraising to provide scholarships for our constituents, and assisting in creating a more diverse atmosphere at the Law School. 


Vegas Night

Every year, we hosts a scholarship fundraiser called Vegas Night, which funds four scholarships that BLSA provides to minority law students throughout the year. This year’s event will take place Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 7pm-11pm at the College for Creative Studies, 201 East Kirby, Detroit, MI 48202-4034. It will include a silent auction, casino games played with funny money, raffle giveaways, networking, live music, hors d’oeuvres, and a bar. To become a sponsor, please see the sponsorship packet. Purchase Vegas Night Tickets.



Judge Denise Langford Morris & The Wolverine Bar Association

Executive Board Members

Keshava Kirkland
Keyontay Humphries
Vice President
Milaka Spann 
Cheryl Mitchell 
Austin Gregory