The University of Chicago Black Law Students Association (BLSA) is part of a national student organization which includes over 190 member chapters. The local chapter provides formal and informal academic, professional, political and social support to African-American law students. Students receive formal academic support through test-taking lectures and formal professional support by way of cover letter, resume and job hunting workshops. In an effort to increase awareness of the issues facing Black law students and the Black community, BLSA hosts a number of guest speakers.
All interested members are encouraged to attend the regional and national conferences. For the last few years, the local chapter has sponsored most moot court teams who competed during the regional conference. BLSA plays a large role in the recruitment of admitted African-American students and continues to work toward increasing the presence of minority faculty members.