St. Thomas Law BLSA

Black Law Students Association 

The purpose of the St. Thomas Black Law Students Association (BLSA) is to utilize the collective resources of members to:

  • Articulate and promote the professional needs and goals of Black law students;
  • Foster and encourage professional competence;
  • Focus upon the relationship of the Black law student and the Black attorney to the American legal structure;
  • Instill in the Black attorney and law student a greater awareness and commitment to the needs of the Black community;
  • Influence the legal community to bring out meaningful change to meet the needs of the Black community;
  • Adopt and implement a policy of economic independence;
  • Encourage Black law students to pursue careers in the judiciary; and,
  • Do all things necessary and appropriate to accomplish these purposes.

Membership is open to all St. Thomas law students who are committed to the purpose of this organization. 

Each year BLSA hosts the Multicultural Bar Reception in the fall and the Night of Distinction in the spring, as well as events during Black History month.

2017-18 Leadership

Paris Yarbrough

Vice President
Brianna Shareef

Megan Buckles

Iloye Wariboko

Wondwosen Darsebo

To learn more or to join our organization, please visit