Welcome back: BLSA backyard summer barbeque tradition kicks off the fall

Professor Darryl C. Wilson, the adviser for the Black Law Students Association at Stetson, hosted a weekend backyard barbeque on Sunday, Aug. 23, at his home to welcome new and returning BLSA students. The annual event, approaching its 15th year, punctuated the end of summer as the rigor of fall classes began for students at Stetson University College of Law. The Black Law Students Association… » Read more


BLSA students gather books for international book project to improve literacy in Ghana

Students Rickena Perry and Ariana Brooks kicked off the Black Law Students Association book drive on Oct. 21 in the breezeway at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport. Students Rickena Perry and Ariana Brooks are gathering books in the breezeway for the Black Law Students Association book drive again on Oct. 28. Stetson’s BLSA is collecting children’s, teen and college-level books to donate to… » Read more


Stetson’s Black Law Students Association honored for community activism as Chapter of the Year for the Southern Region

Stetson University College of Law’s Black Law Students Association was recently named Chapter of the Year for the Southern Region for outstanding community activism. The Stetson student group was selected from a pool of 43 law school chapters in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Stetson’s BLSA Executive Board L-R: Angelica Jones, Keyara Franklin, Brannon Gary, Lakeisha Simms, Valeria… » Read more


Local high school students Jumpstart to College at Stetson Law

Story by third-year student Valeria Obi The Black Law Students Association at Stetson hosted Jumpstart to College, an event to help high school students prepare for college, on Nov. 3 on the Gulfport campus. BLSA students (L-R) Willengy Ramos, Ashanti McBride, Stanton Fears, Michou Phenelus, Valeria Obi, Keyara Franklin and Michelae Hobbs gather at Jumpstart to College. Jumpstart to College was the follow up to… » Read more


The Black Law Students Association at Stetson celebrated the performing arts with a Night of Soul in March

Story by Valeria Obi The Black Law Students Association at Stetson celebrated the performing arts at its annual Night of Soul event on Saturday, March 10. Students celebrated talent with the Black Law Students Association Night of Soul on March 10. Photo by Meagan Randle. Night of Soul is one of the biggest events BLSA hosts during the school year. The evening talent showcase provided… » Read more


Stetson’s Black Law Student Association invites the community to celebrate black history Feb. 18

Stetson Law’s Black Law Student Association invites Tampa Bay residents to a celebration of culture and heritage at the Black History Festival in the Great Hall, Mann Lounge and Courtyard on the Gulfport campus, 1401 61st St. S., between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Feb. 18.


Stetson Black Law Students Association celebrate Fourth Annual Judge Stringer Youth Day

Judge Thomas E. Stringer Sr., the first African-American to graduate from Stetson University College of Law, will be honored for his contributions to minority students during a celebration bearing his name, Nov. 7 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Stetson’s Great Hall.