About Us

The Harvard Black Law Students Association (BLSA) was founded in 1967. Today, HBLSA has grown to become the largest chapter in the National Black Law Students Association. Harvard BLSA reflects the strong Black community that is so integral to the diversity of Harvard Law School.

Harvard BLSA exists to provide support, guidance and direction for Black students in academic, professional and social endeavors. Our main function is to assist members in the development of their legal careers and to provide opportunities for exposure to various aspects of the legal profession. We recognize the need to act positively in the development of the Black community, to encourage cooperation and closer ties between members of Harvard Law School’s Black community, and to establish a vehicle through which our concerns are brought to bear on the Black community at large.