Mercer’s Black Law Student Association (BLSA) chapter was honored as the Regional Small-Sized Chapter of the Year on Feb. 4 at the 47th Southern Region Black Law Student Association Convention in Birmingham, Alabama. Mercer’s chapter of BLSA was recognized for its outstanding contributions to the student body as well as the Macon community during 2017.
Mercer BLSA was honored as Regional Small Chapter of the Year in 2016 and Regional Medium Chapter of the Year in 2017.
“Having the distinct pleasure of winning chapter of the year for the third time in a row is representative of the work Mercer BLSA members put into the organization,” said BLSA President Aliayah Baaith. “Each and every year, our members strive to take our events, our community service and our overall voice to a new level in order to increase the number of culturally responsible black and minority attorneys who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community."
Mercer BLSA received this recognition among other BLSAs from law schools across the southern region, which includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina and Tennessee.
“Being a part of the Black Law Students Association means being a servant to the students and the community. The wonderful board and general members work with great due diligence to make sure that we are living up to this creed,” said Vice President Conley Scott. “To be recognized as Small Chapter of the Year reassures and validates the membership’s hard work. Furthermore, it gives valuable input into our programming and allows us a sense of what is working and how we can make it better. We are surely honored to have received the award. I am proud of the board and all of the general membership for their dedication, sweat and tears that made obtaining this award possible.”