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Welcome letter from our President:
On behalf of the Duke Black Law Students Association, welcome to our website! My name is Caira, and I am a current 2L student at Duke and BLSA president. I’m originally from Chicago and went to Washington University in St. Louis for undergrad where I double majored in Educational Studies and Urban Studies. This summer, I will be summer associate at a law firm in Chicago. Aside from being BLSA president, I am a student representative on the school’s diversity committee, a Research Assistant for Professor Lovelace, and a LEAD Fellow.
A little bit about Duke BLSA: we are one of the most active student organizations at Duke Law, and we use our platform to advocate for the Black community by actively engaging our administration on important issues such as faculty recruitment, admissions practices, diversity and inclusion policies of extracurricular organizations, and cultural competency training for faculty and staff. We’re not all work though! BLSA also hosts an annual Welcome Back BBQ, game nights, movie nights, brunches, and other social events. My favorite thing about my BLSA experience has been our yearly retreat at the beginning of the school year.
We hope you will consider joining Duke’s Black law student community. To find out more about Duke BLSA, please check out our Instagram page @DukelawBLSA. If you are interested in connecting with an individual student for a “coffee chat” conversation (can be virtual or in-person), please reach out to us via email (located on our “Officers” page) or on our social media. Also, feel free to reach out if you have any general questions about attending Duke, living in Durham, employment opportunities, student organizations, or any other concerns. We’re excited to hear from you!