Thursday, 2/5/2015, BLSA news from: Lakeshia McCloud, ’15, President of Albany Law School’s BLSA Chapter
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Upcoming Event at Albany Law School on Tuesday, February 17th @5:30pm
BLSA’s first event of the Spring 2015 semester will be held on February 17th at 5:30pm in the Dean Alexander Moot Courtroom (DAMC).
Reception to Follow! FREE & OPEN to the Public. All are welcomed!
Topic: Fighting for Justice: Remembering history so we won’t forget it, Moving forward so we don’t stay stuck in it.”
A special presentation by Siena College‘s Professor Paul Murray on his experience as a Freedom Rider and his Civil Rights Study Tour with high school students from Albany. Dr. Patricia Barbanell, past president of both the NYS Art Teachers and the NYS Council of Educational Associations, will also be speaking about her experience as a participant during the Mississippi Summer Project, or Freedom Summer, in 1964. This duo will also explain how lawyers played a part in the movement and there outlook on the movement of today.
~~~~~~~~~~~~Other News about BLSA’s Spring activities:
“Last weekend BLSA Vice President, Princy Abraham, ’15 and Public Relations Liaison, Adriele Douglas, ’16 represented Albany Law School at the Northeast Regional BLSA Convention in Mystic, Connecticut. They voted on the organization’s by-laws, electing regional board members for the new year, and participated in several leadership workshops.” NBLSA is the largest student run organization in the United States. Albany Law School’s BLSA chapter and NBLSA go above and beyond to encourage the development of talented and social conscious lawyers. For more information on NBLSA and the Northeast region please visit http://nblsa.org/regions/northeast-region/ .”
Around Albany Law School’s Campus:
The Law Library’s Display cases (both in- and out- side the library) are all dressed up for Black History Month.
~Take a few minutes to review these displays~
- Be sure to check out the display cases in the foyer outside the library. Lisa Suto, Public Services Library Assistant, put together an impressive display that features Albany Law’s first African-American professor, first African-American woman to graduate, past and current BLSA leaders, and our Director of Multicultural Initiatives, Pershia Wilkins. Across the library’s foyer, you will see a framed photo showcasing our first African American student, James Campbell Matthews, Class of 1870.
- Learn about Famous Black Leaders