BLSA Scholarship Banquet

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

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. Continue reading »

Recipients of the 2017 BLSA Scholarships and Legacy Award are Professor Steve Virgil (left), Lhens Vilson (JD '17), Tracea Rice (JD '19), Briana O’Neil (JD '18) and Cheslie Kryst (JD '17)

BLSA celebrates scholarship, Legacy Award recipients at 32nd annual scholarship banquet

The Black Law Students Association (BLSA) celebrated the 32nd annual scholarship banquet on Feb. 10, 2017. Held in the Hearn Ballroom at the Winston-Salem Marriott, BLSA members gathered to honor scholarship recipients, present the Legacy Award, dine with faculty members and alumni and enjoy a keynote by the Honorable Cheri L. Beasley of the North Carolina Supreme Court. Continue reading »

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BLSA to host 32nd Annual Scholarship Banquet on Friday, Feb. 10

The annual Wake Forest Black Law Students Association (BLSA) Banquet, established in 1985 to fund three student scholarships, will be Friday, Feb. 10, in the Hearn Ballroom of the Winston Salem Marriott. This year’s theme,  inspired by the uplifting words of President Barack Obama, will be “Yes We Can. Yes We Will.”

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BLSA to host 31st Annual Scholarship Banquet on Friday, Feb. 12

The Wake Forest Black Law Students Association (BLSA) will host its 31st Annual Scholarship Banquet on Friday, Feb. 12, at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. The theme is “Fulfilling the Dream,” a response to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s call-to-action years ago and “what we are doing to fulfill his dream today, especially considering on-campus movements, student protests and presidential elections,” says Ashlee Johnson, BLSA member and event chair.

The event will begin with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner, the keynote address and presentation of awards scheduled to last through 8:30. Continue reading »

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Correll Kennedy (’17), Cheslie Kryst (’16) and Nabila Abdulhafiz (’15) awarded 2015 BLSA scholarships

The Wake Forest Black Law Students Association (BLSA) hosted its 30th annual Scholarship Banquet on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. The BLSA Scholarship fund was established in 1984 with donations from faculty, firms and alumni to assist law students with tuition.  Continue reading »

Group photo including BLSA 2014 Dean and Keynote Speaker Judge Carl Steward

WFU Black Law Students Association scholarship banquet deemed huge success

The Wake Forest University Black Law Students Association (BLSA) 29th Annual Scholarship Banquet on Friday, Feb. 28, has been deemed a huge success by organizers and attendees alike. “This was the most successful annual banquet yet,” according to BLSA President Ashley Waring (’15), noting it exceeded all of the organization’s past banquets in attendance.

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The Chronicle: History-making judge to speak at BLSA banquet

The Wake Forest Black Law Students Association will host its 29th annual Scholarship Banquet on Friday, Feb. 28, at the Milton Rhodes Arts Center, 251 N Spruce St.

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Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Carl E. Stewart will provide the keynote address. Stewart is the first African American Chief Judge on the Fifth Circuit.  He also serves as vice president of the American Inns of Court Foundation.  Stewart is known for his commitment to community service and his receipt of numerous awards for his contributions to charitable and educational activities and events.  Furthermore, he is a board member of the Norwela Council Boy Scouts of America, is a chairman of the Whitney M. Young, Jr. National Service Award Selection Committee for Boy Scouts of America and is a member of the Boy Scouts of America National Scoutreach Committee at the national level.

The evening will also feature the awarding of the annual BLSA Scholarships and the presentation of the BLSA Legacy Award. The banquet is the annual fundraising effort for the BLSA Scholarship Fund. This year, BLSA celebrates its 30th year the scholarship has been in place.

The event begins with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and a full program at 6.

“This banquet will be bigger than ever and we are looking forward to an amazing evening,” says Ashley N. Waring (’15),  BLSA vice-president and Scholarship Banquet Committee Chair. “As a nation, we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the historic Brown v. Board of Education ruling and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act and Martin Luther King Jr,’s receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize.”

Banquet tickets are $60 per person for non-Wake Forest Law students and $30 per person for Wake Forest Law students. A table for 10 is available for $600. Tickets must be purchased in advance by Jan. 31 for non-Wake Forest Law students, as they will not be available at the door. You may also show your support by making a donation to the BLSA Scholarship Fund.

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ABA Journal calls upcoming BLSA 29th annual scholarship banquet keynote speaker ‘one of most influential federal judges in nation’

Chief Judge Carl Stewart of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans is referred to as one of the most influential federal judges in the nation in an ABA Journal article published this month.

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BLSA celebrates its 29th annual scholarship banquet with keynote by Chief Judge of 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday, Feb. 28

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Wake Forest Black Law Students Association will host its 29th annual Scholarship Banquet on Friday, Feb. 28, at the Milton Rhodes Arts Center.  This is the BLSA Scholarship’s 30th year of existence at Wake Forest Law.

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