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Chair's Message

Greetings,

 

Welcome to the Western Region of the National Black Law Students Association’s website. My name is Corina Johnson, and it is my honor to serve as your 2019 - 2020 Western Regional Chair. Here, you will be able to find all of the engaging events and programs that are going on in this region.

 

WRBLSA’s theme for this term is “2020 Vision: A Clear Commitment to Community and Legal Excellence.” During the 52-year history of WRBLSA, we have continued to be a go-to source for black and minority law students. Our success has come about through the strong commitment that our student members make toward becoming attorneys who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community. Additionally, our accomplishments are predicated on the support we receive through partnerships with our local law firms, law schools, community organizations, alumni, and judiciaries.

 

The West is a dynamic region that possesses a diverse pool of talent which is spread across a far-reaching area of land. With 40 law schools and over 325 members, our region offers a vast amount of value to the legal community.

 

In this new term, WRBLSA is committed to strengthening the sense of community amongst black and minority law students in this great region. Additionally, in an effort to increase the number of black students who are in law school, we will be placing a greater focus on establishing connections with pre-law students in the region.

 

Our members are committed to putting together different community events that touch on the issues of importance in the black community: admission into and retention in law schools, voting rights, police-community relations, criminal justice reform, and many others. We will also be utilizing technology to enhance the law school experience and increase the number of opportunities for our members to network and collaborate.

 

Guided by our inherent disposition for excellence, WRBLSA will achieve new levels of success with its “2020 Vision.” I look forward to working alongside you all in turning this vision into action.

 

Sincerely,

 

Corina S. Johnson

 

Western Regional Chair

National Black Law Students Association