Scholarship funds will provide financial assistance to future law students for tuition, books, laptops, BAR prep-courses, and testing costs.
Through leadership development and community-building, MBLSA addresses legal and socioeconomic issues that limit the advancement of Black and marginalized communities in the legal field. Under the spirit of unity and justice, Montana's Black Law Students Association was revived in 2020 after years of abeyance at the Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana.
We strive to create a community where law students receive valuable insight from experienced legal professionals. Recently, we hosted a virtual discussion about community supervision following incarceration. The conversation included Marlon Washington, Marin County California's Chief Probation Officer; Arthur Rizer, Director of Criminal Justice and Civil Liberties Policy for the R Street Institute; and Kristina Lucero, a Public Defender and Montana Pardons and Parole Boardmember.
Data collected by the American Bar Association in 2019 shows that Black law students represented just 7.94% of law students enrolled in ABA-accredited law schools. By donating to MBLSA, you will be directly supporting the development of scholarships for future pre-law and law students enrolled at the University of Montana, our chapter's home campus.
Of funds raised by this campaign; at least fifteen percent will help offset marketing and event costs associated with the 2021 Scholarship Golf Tournament where we intend to announce the 2020-2021 awardees. If you have any questions, please email: montanablsa at gmail dot com.
Thank you for your kindness and financial support as we strive to accomplish our goals.
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For more information about law school diversity in the US please visit: https://www.enjuris.com/students/law-school-race-2019.html
For more information about ABIII School of Law at the University of Montana visit: http://www.umt.edu/law/
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