Welcome to the University of Chicago Law School's BLSA Website
Two weeks ago Michael Brown was laid to rest. That same day, the University of Chicago Black Law Students Association came together with the Latino/a Law Students Association and the South Asian Law Students Association to demonstrate solidarity with the #HandsUpDontShoot movement. Ferguson police are now using body cameras attached to their uniforms in response to the tragic shooting of the unarmed black teen. While this is a step in the right direction, more action is required to address the implicit, pervasive bias that is deeply embedded in our Nation’s criminal justice system. We remain committed to social justice and will continue to demonstrate that commitment in our programmatic efforts. The Earl B. Dickerson Chapter of the Black Law Students Association sends heartfelt condolences to the loved ones of all unarmed, black Americans killed by police officers.