Regional Black Law Students Association (RBLSA) is a very unique organization that adds much to the Regent Law community. We recognize the importance of encouraging and celebrating diversity. We want to foster unity by partnering with other law school organizations and by inviting the participation of all Regent students to our events.
Outside of the law school, RBLSA participates in and hosts a number of events each year to reach out to the community. Below is a partial list of RBLSA activities.
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Changing the Horizon—Fairness in Sentencing: The Impact of Kimbrough and Fair Sentencing Act on Minority Communities
The purpose of the this program is to foster an academic dialogue about legal issues that affect the black community. Currently, the dialogue will explore the recent Supreme Court decision regarding disproportionate sentencing guidelines and how those guidelines have a disparate impact on the black community
Tutoring at the Norfolk Detention Center:
BLSA partners with Regent Tutors and devotes one hour a week to tutoring students in the Norfolk Detention Center.
Annual Soul Food Cafe
Soul Food Café has become a BLSA tradition! Regent Students, Faculty, and the surrounding community participate in a unique, cultural worship and praise experience with singing, music, drama, and most of all great fellowship! In addition to the program, the food was catered by Ms. Marian’s, a great southern restaurant with a “home-cooking style.” This event serves to unite the Regent community through a celebration of the many cultures that make up our great community.
Breast Cancer Awareness Initiative
On top of giving donations, BLSA sets up an awareness table and encourages people also supported the cause by wearing pink one day a year to show their support and commitment.
Southeastern Minority Job Fair (SEMJF)
The fair is a great opportunity to network, hone interviewing skills, and represent the University. This event has been a great success for Regent Law students.
Hosting Law School Chapel
Screening Maafa 21
This video traces the abortion industry back through its eugenics roots. It proves through innumerable sources that the founders of Planned Parenthood and other parts of the abortion movement were interested in killing off the black race in America and elsewhere. The movie exposes some of the most powerful leaders of the socialist and humanist movements of the 20th Century as some of the worst racists, on the same level as Adolf Hitler but much more clever. The argument is presented so well here that it is irrefutable. The filmmakers behind this video calculate that abortion has reduced the black population in the United States by about 25%. That said, Maafa 21 is a powerful call to hold the people in the pro-abortion movement accountable. I encourage all of you to bring your friends, peers, and loved ones to this screening, as it will prove to be very enlightening.
Effects of Abortion on the Community: What Can We Do?
Lorey K. Carter, an international speaker on this issue; the director of urban development at CARENET, and a Pittsburgh Law graduate came to Regent to discussing the effects of the abortion epidemic on the nation, specifically the Black community.
LAW SCHOOL COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
Mid-Atlantic Region, 3rd Place team in Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition
Martin Luther King Exhibit and movie display
Hosting a Dinner with Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Hassell
NBLSA Fredrick Douglas Moot Court Competition
NBLSA International Negotiations Competition
National BLSA Regional and National Conference
Regent BLSA participates in the Regional and National Convention. These conventions are a time of learning (seminars), service (volunteering opportunities), networking (with close to 1,000 black law students, employers, professors, and judges), and fellowship.
National BLSA Executive Board Meeting/Dinner
Regent BLSA has sponsored a NBLSA executive board banquet. The NBLSA executive board visited our campus for their September meeting.
NBLSA National Conference
If you've never been to a NBSLA conference, you are truly missing something special. No where else in the world will you have close to one thousand black law students in one place. Nationals is a time of learning, fun, networking, and bonding. Please mark your calendars now for an unforgettable experience.