The Black Law Students Association, in collaboration with the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI), is pleased to invite you to the 2022 BLSA Alumni Spring Weekend! As a follow-up to our fall 2021 Banquet, BLSA Alumni Spring Weekend will take place the weekend of March 25-26, 2022. Come reconnect with fellow alums, honor our outgoing 3Ls, and meet our incoming admitted students!
You’ll hear from prominent alumni speakers, enjoy a March Madness game watch, have an opportunity to gain CLE credits, and more! For questions please contact Max Gaston ’13 J.D., Director of ODEI, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration closes March 11.
Schedule for Friday, March 25
- 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. – Registration
- Daytime tours of Law School and campus
- 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. – Cocktail hour with admitted students
- 6:45 to 7:00 p.m. – Greetings and welcome by DEI Director Max Gaston ’13 J.D.
- 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Fireside chat with BLSA President Monica Bell, Fitness Connection USA General Counsel Mauri Miller ’13 J.D., and other young alumni on finding success as a young Black lawyer
- March Madness game watch with NDLA Board members and admitted students
Schedule for Saturday, March 26
- 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. – Continental breakfast
- 9:00 to 9:30 a.m. – State of the Law School Address by Joseph A. Matson Dean & Professor of Law G. Marcus Cole
- Inter-journal Symposium (offered for CLE credit)
- 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. – Panel 1, “Race and the Judiciary”
- 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Panel 2, “Race and Policing”
- 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. – Lunch
- 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. – Panel 3, “Race, Technology, and Human Rights”
- 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Daytime tours of Law School and campus
- 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. – Cocktail hour
- 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. – Alumni Banquet
- Welcoming remarks
- Student awards, recognition of outgoing 3Ls, and presentation of incoming BLSA Executive Board
- Keynote address from Danisha Hall ’11 J.D., Director of US Leadership and Business Communications at McDonald’s, followed by fireside chat with Danisha and 1L Representative Jazmyn Ferguson