Posted by Laura Donaldson-Fletcher on
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
From March 7th-11th, members from the local chapter of the National Black Law Student’s Association (NBLSA) will be attending the organization’s National convention. In total, 10 students from the Seattle University School of Law will be making the cross-country flight tothe National Convention in order to participate in the convention taking placein Washington D.C. Attending the National Convention will help the SeattleUniversity local chapter expand our university’s name and raise awareness about the current legal issues here in Seattle. Participants will have the opportunity to apply for jobs, network, develop their professional and advocacy skills, meet mentors, and participate in competitions. Additionally, the local chapter has members elected on the regional and national board in positions that exist to promote undergraduate students interest in law school. The convention will help those individuals in their official duties as well as help to bring ideas back here to Seattle and to Seattle University. Lastly, attending the national convention will help cultivate a culture of excellence amongst our Mock Trial team, which looks to improve on last year’s 4th place ranking. Seattle University has one of the strongest and largest BLSA chapterson the west coast, and a strong presence at the National Board will only helpto establish Seattle University as a destination law school for individuals looking to get an excellent legal education.