Greetings and welcome to the homepage of the Kemet Chapter of the Black Law Student Association (BLSA) at Northeastern University School of Law. This year the Kemet Chapter is dedicated to reaching higher heights and serving not only our constituents at Northeastern but the greater community as well. On behalf of the entire Executive Board and myself we look forward to an amazing school year.
Many of the Supreme Court's recent legal decisions will have a profound effect on the African American community, and one of BLSA goals is to work within and challenge the existing legal framework to mitigate some of the potential negative effects.
One of the Kemet's major initiatives, this year, will be capturing and preserving our history. BLSA has a rich history at Northeastern and has been instrumental and many of the institutional changes, which have taken place at the law school. It is imperative to continue and preserve this legacy for future generations. We seek to challenge each of our members to preserve our history but to mold their own legacy as well.
Additionally we want to expand into new programming while catalyzing on the many talents and experiences of our members. While still persevering many of our signature programs, we seek ways to expand our influence and capital every year.
Our members' success is important to us and we seek to provide both academic support and professional development for our members.
Our mission statement states: "The Kemet Chapter is committed to maintaining a safe-space and preventing the silencing of the voice and vote of students of Black-African descent that is inevitable with an integrated body. It is our mission to serve the NUSL and legal community by increasing educational and career opportunities for students of Black-African descent . . . It is also our mission to support an environment of social camaraderie and preserve the rich cultural history of those members who came before us."
As Chair, I am dedicated to achieving this mission, as I understand the importance of unity among the Black community at NUSL. The Kemet Chapter has always served the needs of the Black community and this year will prove no different. Furthermore, we seek to embody the principles of our national BLSA as well.
As a chapter we will also strive to increase the relationship between Kemet members and the faculty/staff of NUSL as well as Kemet members and alumni.
I look forward to leading the Kemet Chapter this year. We pride ourselves on being a family and welcoming to all that need and want our support. Please feel free to join us!
With BLSA love,
Alexis S. Ivey