Tickets available for 33rd Annual BLSA Scholarship Banquet set for Feb. 9, 2018

Photo of former Dean Blake D. Morant

Former Dean Blake D. Morant, now dean at George Washington University School of Law, speaks at 33rd Annual BLSA Banquet.

Wake Forest School of Law Black Law Students Association (BLSA) will celebrate its 33rd Annual Scholarship Banquet, established in 1985 to fund three student scholarships, on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in the Hearn Ballroom of the downtown Winston-Salem Marriott. The cocktail reception begins at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and a program beginning at 6:30.

BLSA President Darius Lamonte, “We have given the banquet the theme, ‘Reclaiming Our Time.’ In addition to a keynote address by former Dean Blake Morant, now dean of the George Washington School of Law, we will be awarding this year’s scholarship recipients and presenting the BLSA Legacy Award. All are cordially invited to share the evening with us.”

The BLSA Legacy Award is given each year to a faculty member who embodies dedication and commitment to the lives of black law students and whose ardent and sustained support of BLSA has impacted the organization as well as the lives of individual members.

The Wake Forest School of Law BLSA Scholarship fund was established by alumni in 1984 and is supported by law firms, faculty and staff to assist law students with the cost of tuition. The BLSA Banquet was established in 1985 and remains a cornerstone of BLSA’s legacy in raising scholarship funds for students.

The National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA), was founded in 1968 by Algernon Johnson (”AJ”) Cooper, former mayor of Prichard, Alabama, at New York University Law School. NBLSA was formed to articulate and promote the needs and goals of black law students and effectuate change in the legal community. Today, NBLSA is the largest student-run organization in the United States with more than 6,000 members and 200 chapters. NBLSA chapters and affiliates can be found in six different countries including The Bahamas, Nigeria and South Africa.

Donations can be made to the 33rd Annual BLSA Scholarship Banquet at Please contact Brittney Willis at for ticket and sponsorship information.