Black Law Students Association of Canada 21st Annual Conference

Thursday, February 23, 2012

This past weekend, the Black Law Students’ Association of Canada (BLSAC) hosted its 21st annual conference in Windsor, Ontario. The conference was characterized by a mass participation of lawyers, judges and students, all of whom have a vested interest in creating the best conditions in the legal community for racialized peoples. The weekend was filled with panels and sessions on human rights, social justice, articling and health & wellness, to name a few.

The conference also hosted the Julius Isaac Alexander Diversity Moot in which the Faculty of Law Ottawa team Farida Adam and Taslenna Shairulla won first place, Farida also winning best oralist. The team was coached by Professor Suzanne Bouclin and Faculty of Law graduate Jacquline Beckles.

BLSAC also honoured Professor Joanne St. Lewis with the National Hero Award for her 18 years of service to black law students across the country. She has offered her time and energy into seeing black law students’ succeed and for that BLSAC honoured her many years of gracious service.

Congratulations to all for a successful weekend.

Next year’s conference will be held in Ottawa February 21-24 2013.
Designed by Rachel Gold.