Black Law Students Association (BLSA)

BLSA Group Photo

The Black Law Students Association (BLSA) is a professional organization of Black law students dedicated to service, mentoring, raising political and social awareness, and networking. BLSA works diligently in its efforts to increase diversity in the legal profession and to demonstrate that academic excellence in legal education is an attainable goal for black students. We strive to provide the black law students with the necessary resources to be successful in law school, and in practice in the legal community. 

Detroit Mercy Law’s BLSA chapter is an affiliate of the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA).  We focus on academic enrichment, community service, fundraising to provide scholarships for our constituents, and assisting in creating a more diverse atmosphere at the Law School. 

"Vegas Night is just around the corner! Join Detroit Mercy Law BLSA for a night of casino games, food, cocktails, a silent auction, music, raffles, and more! Proceeds raised will help fund scholarships for minority law students. 
To attend, guests must purchase either a student ($40) or non-student ($50) ticket. Payments can be made in several ways: 
Cash Payment: Contact or an individual BLSA member to arrange cash purchases. 
Venmo: @nadinedabaja
Cash App: $BLSAUDM
Paypal: (
Please include your name in your purchase. 
Once you have purchased a ticket, complete an RSVP form by clicking HERE.

Important Information

An open letter from the 2020-2021 BLSA Executive Board with regard to George Floyd.


Calling all past, present, and future law students: if you have ANY LSAT preparation materials that you no longer use, please consider donating them to us. We will provide them to students preparing to take the LSAT.  Thank You.  If you do not attend Detroit Mercy Law and have materials to donate, email BLSA at so we can arrange pick up.

Executive Board Members

Cheryl Mitchell
Jailah Emerson
Vice President
Nadine Dabaja
Deja Davis
Taylor Seals