BLACK LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION TEAMS WIN BIG AT REGIONALS & ADVANCE TO NATIONALS
The University of Memphis School of Law's Black Law Students Association (BLSA) excelled in two major advocacy competitions and won the Chapter of the Year Award at the Southern Region Black Law Students Association (SRBLSA) Regional Convention. The 2021 meeting was held virtually January 29-31.
Memphis Law BLSA teams placed in the Top 3 in both the Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition and the Constance Baker Motley Mock Trial Competition. Both teams will now advance to Nationals.
Briana Butler Bridgeforth and Alexxas Johnson competed in the Southern Regional Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition. This team won best Respondent brief, placed third in the region, and will advance to Nationals in March. The coaches of the team are Aurelia McBride and Andre Mathis. Will Perry also helped coach.
Trial Team Members Devarius Minor, Kiereka Banks, Malik Luckett, and Khalia Word competed in the Constance Baker Motley Mock Trial Competition. This team placed third in the region and will advance to Nationals in March. The coach of the team is Brittany Williams; Will Perry and Patrick Hillard assisted.
Both teams competed against schools in TN, MS, AL, GA, FL, NC, SC, Puerto Rico.
Memphis Law's BLSA also received the Southern Region Chapter of the Year Award, which is based heavily on an organization's community service and educational outreach activities.
Memphis Law's BLSA Teams will compete for the related National Competition awards later this spring at the National Black Law Students Association Annual Convention.