Diversity Resources

***The Association of American Law Schools - Law Deans Antiracist Clearinghouse Project***

Gumberg Library Research Collection on the African American Experience

Allegheny Bar Association Diversity Initiative

Pittsburgh Legal Diversity & Inclusion Coalition

Law School Community - Student Organizations Office

Hispanic American Bar Association

Scholarships, Fellowships and Resources - School of Law Admissions Office

Pittsburgh Community - Vibrant Pittsburgh

Law School Admissions Council (LSAC)

American Bar Association Diversity and Inclusion Center

Duquesne University Office of Diversity and Inclusion

NALP (National Association for Law Placement, Inc.) Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Black Law Student Association

The mission of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Attorneys and other Attorneys-of-Color, who excel academically, succeed professionally, and influence the community positively.

The objectives of BLSA include fostering solidarity between law students of the African Diaspora, through interaction and networking with students, faculty, and alumni; working cohesively with the student body, the faculty advisor(s), and the administration to promote issues of social importance and instill a sense of purpose to lawyering; and addressing the pressing Civil Rights issue(s) of the day.

The BLSA also seeks to create a greater awareness of community needs through chapter initiatives, and to provide educational and technical opportunities to hone professional competencies and legal skills. This includes initiatives that,

  • Articulate and promote the professional needs, goals, and development of Black law students;

  • Foster and encourage academic success and professional competence;

  • Focus upon the relationship of the Black attorneys to the legal structure of the United States;

  • Instill in the Black attorney and law student a greater awareness of commitment to the needs of the Black community and the diaspora;

  • Influence the legal community to bring about meaningful change to meet the needs of the Black community;

  • Facilitate the professional needs and development of all students of color and allies who wish to join the organization; and

  • Do all things necessary and lawful to accomplish these purposes.