Welcome to the Southern Region of the National Black Law Students Association (SRBLSA)!
SRBLSA is comprised of chapters from the following states:
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Puerto Rico.
Join Us for the 2017 SRBLSA Regional Convention
February 1st – 5th, 2017
Note: Online Registration ends January 27, 2017
SRBLSA Regional Convention Hotel Room Block at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
Note: Room Block Registration ends January 4, 2017
2016-2017 SRBLSA Trailblazer Scholarship
Deadline: January 13, 2017 at 11:59pm
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Franshun Vann at srblsa.parliamentarian@nblsa.
2017-2018 SRBLSA Executive Board Application
Are you interested in serving on the Southern Regional Executive Board? If so, please apply today! Deadline: January 13, 2017 at 11:59pm
Message from the Regional Chair
2016-2017 Southern Regional Chair
Email the Regional Chair
Greetings, SRBLSA Family!
It is a pleasure and great honor to serve as 2016-2017 Regional Chair of the Sophisticated Southern Region of the National Black Law Students Association. I, along with the regional executive board, am excited to serve our membership. Our main goal this year is to equip our members with the tools, knowledge and opportunities they will need to be a strong voice for those with no voice. Through the use of community outreach, academic excellence, advocacy, and alumni engagement we will foster an environment conducive to the success of our members.
This year’s theme is “Together We Rise: Lifting Up a New Generation of Justice Advocates.” Our programming will focus on enhancing the academic and professional development of our members. SRBLSA members will also be given the opportunity to write-on to SRBLSA’s Law Journal, the Southern Journal of Policy and Justice. The Annual SRBLSA Job Fair and Chapter Leadership Retreat will be held in Miami, FL, and we will also host five academic retreats throughout the region. We will provide our members with ample opportunities to give back during our Regional Community Service Weekend, our Academic Retreats, the MLK National Day of Service, and many more events.
The Annual SRBLSA Regional Convention will take place on February 1-5, 2017 in Atlanta, GA. This year, we look forward to revitalizing our regional programming, leaving a lasting impact in our communities, empowering our membership to excel to new heights, and increasing the number of participants in our annual convention. Join us as we Rise Together!
In SRBLSA Service and Love,
Travis D. Thomas
2016-2017 Southern Regional Chair
Samford University Cumberland School of Law
SRBLSA CHAPTER OF THE YEAR APPLICATION
My name is Dontrel Mosely and I am the new Southern Region Director of Community Service. I am proud to release the COY Application to you for 2016 – 2017. You will find very detailed information regarding all the changes to the guidelines as well as a goals for the region and the presentation from the CLR.
Chapter events that were executed and documented after the 2016 Southern Regional convention in Durham, NC will count towards this years’ COY application.
The number of members in your Chapter that have paid their dues by December 1st will determine the category you will be classified in for COY. We have to cut it off at that day to give you an opportunity to prepare your packets and send to us for review before convention.
We want to make sure that all chapters have what they need to successfully submit an application for COY before convention and we need your help!
2. Please email me the name of the person who will be your Chapter Community Service Chair or person responsible for COY application submission by December 15th. We want to make sure that we are available to answer any questions you may have about the COY process.
3. Chapter applications will need to be submitted by mail or email to me by 11:59 pm on January 20th, 2017. (Event Sign in Sheets must be accompany your application)
4. Scrapbooks are NOT required to be sent in advance this year. Please bring them with you to the Regional Convention.
Package must be postdated by January 20, 2017
Please include tracking information and email your tracking information to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email email@example.com by 11:59 PM on January 20, 2017
5. SRBLSA Remaining Community Service Goals
SRBLSA is also competing for Region of the Year so it is imperative that we are executing regional goals as well. Most chapters have already been doing a lot of projects to support the national goals so we want to say thank you. But we still have a little bit more to go to ensure that we are presenting our best packet to compete nationally.
For the balance of the year we want to encourage you all to get involved in the following activities and ensure we get it documented:
December & January
*December – Coats Drive and/or Can Food Drive
*January – National Mentoring
We are almost to the end but we have to push a little harder to get us over the goal line. Thank you for all your effort and I look forward to seeing you in Atlanta.