Howard University

Black Law Students Association

The mission of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black and minority attorneys, who excel academically, succeed professionally, and influence the community positively. The BLSA at Howard University, School of Law is so-named the Langston Chapter of the Mid-Atlantic Region (MABLSA).

The objectives of the BLSA include fostering solidarity between law students of the African Diaspora, through interaction and networking with students, faculty, and alumni; working cohesively with the student body, the faculty advisor(s), and the administration to promote issues of social importance and instill a sense of purpose to lawyering; and addressing the pressing Civil Rights issues of the day.

The BLSA also seeks to create a greater awareness of community needs through chapter initiatives, and to provide educational and technical opportunities to hone professional competencies and legal skills.

The Black Law Students Association (BLSA) shall not discriminate against any individual or group based on age, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, national origin, nationality, race, religion, sex, nor sexual orientation.

Membership Dues:

Local chapter dues are only $15 for the academic year.
See any Executive Board member about local membership.

As of 2016, National membership dues to NBLSA are $50 per year; payable at

Contact Us:

Contact the local Langston Chapter here:

The DC/MD Sub-Regional Director is Miles Taylor, a current HUSL student.

Visit the Mid-Atlantic Region: (MABLSA)

The National Treasurer is Beverly Smith, a current HUSL student. Visit the National website: (NBLSA)

Social Media:


Venmo: @ HowardLawBLSA

Updated: May 5, 2016