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Black Law Students Association (BLSA), Virginia Law Chapter records

Identifier: RG-32-217

Scope and Contents

The administrative records, scrapbooks, websites, newsletters, and artifacts in this collection document the history of the Virginia Law Chapter of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA).


  • Creation: circa 1990 - 2024

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to the items in this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Because of the nature of this collection, copyright status varies across the materials. Copyright is assumed to be held by the original creators of the content until it passes into the public domain.

Biographical / Historical

On October 16, 1970, students at the University of Virginia founded the Virginia Law Chapter of the Black Law Students Association. The Chapter's initial and continuing goals are to recruit Black law students and faculty, open a candid forum between UVA Law’s Black and non-Black students, assist underserved populations in the Charlottesville community, and facilitate inter-school communication between other BLSA chapters.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Virginia Law Chapter donated most of the items in this collection to the University of Virginia's Arthur J. Morris Law Library at various dates. More information about the immediate source of acquisition of particular items is noted in other parts of this finding aid.


The Arthur J. Morris Law Library expects that it will continue adding items to this collection.

Related Materials

The Arthur J. Morris Law Library produced an online exhibit about the history of the Virginia Law Chapter of BLSA to commemorate the organization's 50th anniversary. Researchers can view the exhibit either online or at the Library.

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Repository Details

Part of the Arthur J. Morris Law Library Special Collections Repository

Arthur J. Morris Law Library
580 Massie Road
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22903 United States