Faculty Advisor: Neil Williams

National Black Law Student Association website

Midwest Black Law Student Association webpage

The Loyola chapter of the National Black Law Student Association seeks to increase the number of African-American attorneys and judges in the United States and to address issues of importance to the African-American community. Loyola's chapter conducts programs to increase the number and success of African-American law students at Loyola, and it sponsors activities designed to increase contact between students and African-American legal professionals.

BLSA sponsors numerous events to encourage professional development, networking, and academic success throughout the Loyola community.

BLSA also proudly supports the Thurgood Marshall Moot Court and Constance Baker Motley Mock Trial competitions, which are held by the National Black Law Student Association each year.

BLSA sponsors the annual Race and the Law Symposium, which brings together distinguished scholars and practitioners to discuss issues regarding race in the context of the legal system.

BLSA hosts an annual dinner, at which the Donald L. Hollowell Distinguished Service Award is presented to an African-American alumnus/a of Loyola. The award is named after Donald L. Hollowell, a 1951 alumnus of Loyola, who distinguished himself as one of the leading lawyers of the Civil Rights Movement. Mr. Hollowell passed away at the end of 2004.

For more information on the NBLSA or Loyola's chapter, please email us at blsaloyolalaw@luc.edu.

2022 Executive Board

President - Isiaha Kyles
Vice President - Kennedy Jones
Treasurer - Lee Smith III
Secretary - Rabiyah Mujahid
Social Outreach Chair - Crystal Omade

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2022 BLSA Executive Board members at this year's Student Activities Fair.


BLSA members pictured with, Greta Weathersby and James D. Montgomery, honorees at the annual dinner.