Our Mission

The Black Law Students’ Association of Canada (BLSAC) recognizes the essential role that we will play as lawyers in furthering the aspirations of our community and Canadian society as a whole. We are committed to supporting and enhancing the academic, professional and networking opportunities for Black law students in both official languages. We also recognize the need to ‘pay it forward’ and have a very active mentoring program for high school and university students interested in a legal career.

Our main goal is to assist our members to create careers that fulfil their goals whether their desire is to work domestically or internationally. We are proud to provide opportunities for formal and informal discussions about legal policy issues, effective career strategies, and evolutions in substantive law or furthering the discussion about challenges faced by the Black community within the administration of justice. We reflect the diversity of the African/Black experience and see our national organization as providing the means for us to take our rightful space and make a meaningful contribution to the furtherance of justice.