Black Law Students Association celebrates first reunion

Group photo at the BLSA Reunion

BLSA Reunion

The Black Law Students Association (BLSA) of the Wake Forest University School of Law celebrated its first reunion on Oct. 1 during the law school’s homecoming weekend.

Nearly 60 guests gathered to welcome black law alumni back to the campus. BLSA honored Winston-Salem resident David Wagner (’68), Frank Cherry, Jr. (’67) of Wilmington, N.C., both of whom graduated in the late 1960s, and Terry Hart Lee (’75) of Washington, D.C., as pioneer graduates.

Prior to the weekend, Cherry and Hart had not returned to the campus since their respective graduations. Wagner is retired from a successful real estate practice and Cherry enjoyed a solo practice in several cities throughout North Carolina until his retirement. Hart retired in June 2011 from more than 30 years of legal service with the United Sates government.

“The honorees enjoyed the opportunity to greet other Wake Forest law students and law alumni of color and share their experiences about the practice of law with the gathering,” said Beth Hopkins, the law school’s director of outreach, who attended the event.