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The Black Law Students Association (BLSA) is a national organization with local chapters at all three law schools in Minnesota. The organization is formed to articulate and promote the needs and goals of Black law students and effectuate change in the legal community. BLSA encourages the development of talented, socially conscious attorneys of tomorrow, and seeks to improve the relationship between Black law students, Black attorneys, and the American legal system. The current MABL Presidents at the respective local chapters are:

Open Seat: University of St. Thomas School of Law

Open Seat: Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Open Seat: University of Minnesota Law School

MABL welcomes all law students seeking to meet and network with local attorneys. MABL General Meetings are a particularly good opportunity to meet the attorneys.  Please visit our News & Events page and attend an upcoming event, or view the any of our various committees and get involved!



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Amran Farah
Vice President:
Angela (Angi) Porter
Athena Hollins
Franklin Aba-Onu
At-Large Directors:  
Brooke Achua
Camille Bryant
Gloria Stamps-Smith 
Ivory Umanah 
Lauren Yates
Immediate Past President:
Michael Essien

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Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers

P.O. Box 582892
Minneapolis, MN 55458-2892
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