Word From The President:
The 2012-2013 school year has already been a success for the Constance Slaughter-Harvey Chapter of the Black Law Students Association. The organization began the school year with community initiatives, mentorship, and by showing those that came before us our gratitude. Our theme for the year is “Staying Connected!” My vision and hope is for BLSA, alumni, and the community to stay engaged with one another in all activities and events by working together to give back and assist those in need. The organization has done just that.
Through the commitment and determination of the members, we honored alumni and assisted tremendously in the community with voter registration drives, food drives and reading initiatives to the youth in just one semester. Our Annual Talent Show was a big success. We had participation from the entire University of Mississippi student body and high school students from the Oxford community. Furthermore, we were able to sit down and have a roundtable discussion with Justice Reuben Anderson and our namesake Constance Slaughter-Harvey about our continued efforts and direction with the organization. Our members have also given the organization great pride through their diligence and personal achievements such as making Sports Law Journal, being elected as the Law School’s Student Body Senator, and winning the Steen Reynolds Trial Competition. It has truly been a great start for BLSA!
As we continue our efforts, we ask that you stay connected with us. Stay tuned to our calendar for our upcoming spring events and fundraisers such as the Black History Program and the “No Show” Fundraising Event. Feel free to contact us for any partnership opportunities or initiatives in support of the community or the student body. Thanks for your continued support.
Kimberly D. McCray