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Harvard Black Law Students Association

  • The legacy of ’23

    May 17, 2023

    As the Class of 2023 prepares to cross the commencement stage, we asked a few graduating students to share their favorite Harvard Law memories.

  • Photo K. Henning wearing red dress leaning against a white ledge.

    The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth, with Professor and Author Kristin Henning

    February 28, 2023

    Harvard Law School’s Youth Advocacy and Policy Lab (Y-Lab) is pleased to host Kristen Henning, Blume Professor of Law and Director of the Juvenile Justice Clinic…

  • Black Law Students Association 1L Job Fair

    November 29, 2022

    The annual Black Law Students Association 1L Job Fair will be hosted virtually via Hopin on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 6:30 PM. Join your classmates and learn more about law firms, public interest organizations, and government agencies before summer job applications open on December 1, 2022. A total of 40 firms, organizations, and agencies have committed to sending representatives to speak to you, and the list is still growing.  

  • Kareem Carryl

    Kareem Carryl receives Righeimer Prize for student citizenship

    May 24, 2022

    Kareem Carryl is this year’s recipient of the Frank Righeimer Jr. Prize. Described as a “devoted champion of students’ interests,” Carryl is being recognized for…

  • Brianna Banks

    Brianna Banks named winner of Stuntz Memorial Award

    May 20, 2022

    This year, Brianna Banks was named the 2022 winner of the William J. Stuntz Memorial Award for Justice, Human Dignity, and Compassion, which recognizes a graduating student who has demonstrated an exemplary commitment to the principles of justice, human dignity, and compassion while at Harvard Law School.

  • Jackson Beard, wearing a pink blazer, sits on a bench outside a building on the Harvard Law School campus.

    ‘I felt so strongly that this was the right place’

    May 3, 2022

    Jackson Beard ’22 has known she wanted to be a lawyer since she was 14 — and she can recall the exact moment that set her on her path to Harvard Law School and her future career.

  • Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, wearing a face mask, speaks in front of a blackboard with writing on it.

    Securing justice for George Floyd

    February 28, 2022

    In a recent talk at Harvard Law School Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison reflected on the George Floyd murder trial of Derek Chauvin, and verdict.

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    ‘Maybe I will do something bigger that hopefully impacts the world’

    February 14, 2022

    At an HLS talk, Byron Allen — owner of the most successful Black-owned media group in history — shared his career history and experiences with the law.

  • Chinelo Krystal Okonkwo

    Forging a family

    May 19, 2021

    As Chinelo Krystal Okonkwo ’21 knows, there’s the family you’re born into and the family you forge; she credits both with helping her navigate Harvard Law.

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    BLSA mock trial team heads to national competition

    February 24, 2021

    BLSA team — the first from HLS — heads to the Constance Baker Motley Mock Trial National Competition.

  • 2020–2021 Class Marshals

    Representing ‘The Super Class of 2021’

    December 15, 2020

    During a global pandemic when classes are remote and students are living around the country and the world, there is no such thing as business as usual. But this year’s class marshals are determined to do their part.

  • Emanuel Powell ’19

    Emanuel Powell wins Gary Bellow Public Service Award

    May 22, 2019

    Emanuel Powell ’19 is the winner of this year’s Gary Bellow Public Service Award, established in 2001 to honor Professor Gary Bellow ’60, his commitment to public service, and his innovative approach to the analysis and practice of law.