Barry BLSA (Black Law Students Association)

Student Group - Ethnic/Cultural Organization | Twitter: @BarryLawBLSA

Mission: The purpose of BLSA is to provide black and any other minority and non-minority law students with access to a local and national network of support resources available through the National Bar Association, the Black Chamber of Commerce, the Orlando Paul C. Perkins Bar Association, and other local, state or nationwide (NBLSA) associations. Moreover, it wishes to ensure the recruitment, academic achievement and retention of minority and non-minority law students, to enhance the employment opportunities of black law students and to cooperate with other law student organizations in the furtherance of the aforementioned purpose.

[03/15/13]   Hey guys! Make sure you come out to BLSA's General Body Meeting today at 12:30pm in LAC 212!

Barry BLSA: Community Service w/ Hands On Orlando

Barry BLSA participates with Senior High & Hands On Orlando by playing bingo with local seniors!

Barry BLSA participates with Senior High & Hands On Orlando by playing bingo with local seniors!

[02/27/13]   Make sure you come to BLSA's General Body Meeting TODAY at 12:30pm in LAC 213!!

[02/19/13]   Guess what?! Barry Law BLSA is having a Black History Month Game Night TOMORROW!! Come enjoy friends & free food in ALC 201 at 6:30pm :)

Florida Springs Guide: Rock Springs Run at Kelly Park and State Reserve

Hey guys! BLSA and ELS are hosting Social at the Springs this semester at Rock Springs on October 20th!! Make sure you guys mark your calendars and come out. There will be food, games, tubing, and the perfect opportunity to relax with friends. Check out the link for more information about Rock Springs!,0,5473339.story Note: Kelly Park is not to be confused with Rock Springs Run State Reserve, which is off limits to swimmers. For information on that state park, see below.

[09/11/12]   Check out the event for PCPBA Discussion Sept. 13 @ 4pm in LAC 213

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[08/17/12]   Make sure you come out to Houlihan's TONIGHT from 6pm - 9pm for BLSA's New Student Splash!! It will be a good opportunity to relax before classes start Monday. There will be free appetizers and tons of great conversation! Hope to see you there :)

Directions from Barry Law Campus:

1. Turn right onto FL-50 W/E Colonial Dr (3.2 mi)

2. Make a U-turn at Coy Dr (Destination will be on the right)

Location address -- 2600 E Colonial Dr. Orlando, FL 32803

[08/16/12]   Make sure you visit BLSA members at the Student Organization Fair today at 3:30pm!

Also make sure you follow us on Twitter @BarryLawBLSA !!!!

[08/16/12]   Hey guys don't forget to come by the BLSA table today for the Student Organization Fair from 3:30pm to 5:30pm!!

And make sure you guys come out to BLSA's New Student Splash at Houlihan's THIS FRIDAY from 6pm to 9pm. We will be welcoming the new students at the Houlihans on East Colonial (near Fashion Square Mall).

Orange County Bar Association - Young Lawyers Section - Law Student mentoring Program

Make sure you sign up for a mentor through OCBA YLS!!

Registration starts August 27th at 8am and closes on September 3rd!!!

This is a great opportunity for 2Ls and 3Ls to obtain a mentor from the Orange County Bar Association and get valuable experience from attorneys in the Orlando area. I participated last year and it was a GREAT experience! I still keep in contact with my mentor after the program.

Follow the link below for more information!

Paul C. Perkins | Official Site

Are you a member of Paul C. Perkins Bar Association?!

Check out the PCPBA events coming up!!

When - July 19, 2012 at 12:00pm (TOMORROW)
Where - Draft Global Lounge and Grill.
--- Come meet many of the African American law clerks/interns in town for the summer working at various firms, companies and governmental entities. While all guests will be required to pay for their own lunch, members, friends, and guests of PCPBA will share experiences, words of wisdom, and advice with clerks/interns/associates and will enjoy an afternoon of fellowship and camraderie. Please invite any and all interns in the area. ---

***RSVP's are requested by email to Alvin Benton, Esq.***

General Meeting:
When - August 2, 2012 at 12:00pm
Where - Draft Global Lounge & Grill
--- Come learn about all of the new perks that members of the PCPBA will receive this year! ---
***Please RSVP to Stephanie St. Louis, Esq.***

Make sure you check out for more information about future PCPBA events! Welcome to Paul C. Perkins Bar Association FloridaPCP Paul C. Perkins Bar Association is dedicated to the advancement and development of Attorneys interested in issues that affect the African American community and minorities in general PCP striv

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[07/06/12]   If you are in Orlando this summer, check this out!

Summer Clerk & New Lawyer Reception - Orange County Bar Association - Young Lawyers Section

When: Thursday July 12th 6:00-8:30pm
Where: John & Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center 812 E. Rollins St., Orlando
Cost: FREE but please RSVP

To Jill Simon at [email protected]

[04/07/12]   Come hear your professors and local attorneys speak about Florida's Stand Your Ground law this Tuesday in LAC 110 at 4:30pm!! There will be free food and beverages!

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[03/22/12]   This just in: Due to the large crowds expected tonight at the rally in Sanford at the First Shiloh Baptist Church, it has been moved to Fort Mellon Park, 600 E 1st Street Sanford, FL 32771. Still at 7pm!

[03/05/12]   : Quick reminder that week is tomorrow! If you can stop by the table please do! Table 3, Noon-3! See you there!

[03/04/12]   : Hey dont forget about the PCP Scholarship opportunity!

[02/27/12]   Hope everyones Spring Break is going well! Enjoy it but make it productive!

[02/23/12]   Hey, if anyone is interested BLSA members have been offered on two great internship opportunities with The Girley Law Firm. The firm focuses on criminal defense, civil rights and social security. Mr. Girley is looking for students who are willing to be trained and are enthusiastic about the practice of law. You need to have taken LRW and preferably, civil procedure. The firm is looking to hire someone for 20 hours a week but the time commitment is negotiable. You should have received an email with the details, but if you did not let know know.

[02/17/12]   : : Join BLSA tomorrow @ 12pm in ALC 210 to hear Lawson Lamar, State Attorney in the Ninth Judicial Circuit discuss working at the State Attorney's office, behind the scenes at Casey Anthony's trial and the state of local politics.

[02/12/12]   : I am deeply saddened by the death one Ms. Whitney Houston but it got me thinking of how premature her death seems. She truly had a remarkable gift that will never be fully realized. We all have SOMETHING God-given to contibute to this world, so contribute.

[02/10/12]   : In 1954, African-American civil rights leader Anna Hedgeman became the first African-American woman to hold a mayoral cabinet position in the history of New York. #blackhistory

[02/07/12]   : Politician and educator Shirley Chisholm was the first African-American woman elected to Congress. #blackhistory

[02/06/12]   : Richard Theodore Greener, was the first African-American graduate from Harvard in 1870. He started out at Oberlin college, the first American college to admit African-Americans and went on to become a lawyer. #blackhistory

[02/05/12]   : Leon Higginbotham, Jr. was a U.S. civil rights advocate and judge, as well as the first African-American on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. #blackhistory

[02/04/12]   : Lawyer Constance Baker Motley was the first African-American woman ever to argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. #blackhistory

[02/03/12]   : The Fifteenth Amendment was ratified on February 3, 1870, prohibiting government from denying a citizen the right to vote based on "race, color or previous condition of servitude." #blackhistory

[02/02/12]   : Macon B. Allen- First (recorded) African American admitted to practice is the US.


[02/01/12]   : Charlotte Ray

First African American woman lawyer in the United States and first woman admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia. She earned a law degree in 1872 from Howard University and was admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia, which had recently changed its laws to omit "male" from the requirements for the bar. As a "colored woman lawyer" she was unable to sustain a successful private practice.

Happy Black History Month!!!!:)

[01/02/12]   : Happy New Year everyone! Hope you're enjoying the last couple of days of your break! See you soon!

[12/26/11]   :Merry Christmas everyone!

[12/09/11]   Congrats to all those who took the MPRE! Hope everyones finals went well, now go enjoy your break! Be safe!

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