BLSACares is a charitable branch of the Black Law Students' Association of Canada (BLSA Canada) which was established by the 2013-14 national executive. BLSACares expands BLSA Canada's commitment to mentorship and community building initiatives. In its first year, BLSACares was involved in projects in different cities in partnership with a number of non-profit and other community-based organizations as well as in the United States with BLSA Canada's American counterpart, the National Black Law Students Association.
Keep watching this page for details and photos from past events and plans for upcoming initiatives, including scholarship opportunities, book drives and more.
If you are interested in working with BLSACares, please contact Jemmy Erhiaganoma, BLSA Canada Mentorship Representative, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The BLSAC recognizes that the cost of law school is prohibitive to many racialized students. BLSACares has established a scholarship fund to help reduce the financial burden of a legal education.
Apply For a Scholarship
Law school is an extremely expensive endeavor and every bit helps. BLSACares is proud to open scholarship applications to students who self-identify as black and are either a) currently enrolled or who have been accepted into a JD/LLB program at any Canadian law school, or b) have completed a minimum of three years at a recognized university in a program leading to a law degree.
A complete application will include your résumé (2 paes max), and a 1,000 word essay answering this question: If you could revise the Canadian legal curriculum to better address the challenges that Black jurists face in the legal field, which course(s) would you incorporate and why? How might the upcoming generation of legal scholars, Black and non-Black alike, benefit from this curriculum reform?
Application packages are due on February 5, 2020 at 11:59PM EST. The successful applicant will receive a scholarship of $1,000.
Sponsor a Scholarship
Sponsoring a student is an excellent way to support the Black legal community. As we all know, Black people are significantly underrepresented at all levels of the legal profession, from students to senior partners. A donation to the BLSACares scholarship fund is a step in the right direction. Every dollar the BLSAC gives out translates into valuable time spent focusing on schooling and all-important grades, rather than on finances. If you are interested in making a donation, please click the link below and a BLSAC executive will contact you with more information.