Welcome to the
Yale Black Law Students' Association

Welcome to the Yale Black Law Students' Association!

The Black Law Students Association at YLS maintains the goal of fostering an inclusive community and providing as much support as possible during our members' time here. We take an intersectional approach to everything we do, and we do our best to ensure all members of YLS's Black Community feel welcome and heard. BLSA has a variety of resources to ensure that each student's law school experience is successful, including academic and professional support.

We kick off fall semester with an event to welcome new members into the community. During the course of the year, we host events to connect students with professors, law firms, and judges as well as the opportunity to engage with the greater New Haven community.


The Yale Black Law Students Association (BLSA) is a student organization composed of Yale Law School students concerned with issues affecting members of the African Diaspora. The purpose of BLSA is to support and advance the interests of its members and the broader Black community. In this effort, BLSA focuses on the recruitment and development of Black law students and seeks to build relationships between current students and alumni. We also encourage the academic and professional development of BLSA members by informing them of employment and educational opportunities and by supporting their efforts to take advantage of them.

To expand BLSA's impact beyond the walls of the Law School and elite professional circles, we engage in community service within the New Haven community and beyond as well as political action on issues of local, state, national, and global import. Lastly, BLSA encourages social interaction between its members to foster meaningful networks, which are crucial to success in the legal profession.

E: blsa@yale.edu

Yale Black Law Students' Association

New Haven CT 06520
United States