Thank you for your interest in supporting the Ronald J. Freeman Chapter of the National Black Law Students Association for the 2023-2024 academic year!
Although our interests are rooted in the Black community, our organization is a network of diverse students from all backgrounds and ethnicities. As such, we provide seminars and events that are key to the success of our law students here at the Georgia State University College of Law. We are proud of what we have accomplished over the years, but we know that we can do much more with your help. The financial support that we receive from our alumni, our extended BLSA family, and local businesses is extremely important. We kindly ask that you join us in our efforts to maintain our presence at the College of Law and within the Atlanta community by becoming a 2023-2024 Sponsor or In-Kind Sponsor.
If you decide to donate, please note that the Black Law Students Association is a Section 501(c)(3) organization, and your donation is tax-deductible.
On behalf of our BLSA executive board and all BLSA GSU members, we would like to thank you for your involvement with our organization and for considering this opportunity.
2023-2024 Black Law Students Association Executive Board at Georgia State Law
OUR PLANS FOR 2023- 2024
BACK TO SCHOOL BBQ
Every year, we welcome incoming Black law students at our BLSA Back to School BBQ. This event gives us the opportunity to get to know the incoming 1Ls, while giving them the opportunity to speak with 2L/3L BLSA members, BLSA alumni, and GSU faculty and staff.
This year, GSU BLSA wants to increase our presence in the community by participating in more community service projects, social events and networking opportunities. We would like to provide our members participating in these events with apparel such as t-shirts, crew neck sweatshirts and even lapel pins for their professional attire as we represent GSU BLSA.
1L EDUCATIONAL SERIES
GSU BLSA understands the importance of proper guidance and support for our incoming 1L students. This year, we are providing mentors for all of our incoming Black law students. We have a series of social and educational events planned for our mentees to help ensure that they have the tools necessary for 1L success.
PANELS AND PROGRAMS
Throughout the year, GSU BLSA organizes panels and programs on a variety of topics. These BLSA sponsored events provide our members with the tools necessary to succeed in law school, and in the legal profession. This year, we also want to incorporate additional learning opportunities for our members including an Exam Prep series and a Bar Prep Bootcamp. We generally sponsor 2-3 events a month. The cost of food, educational materials, and parking for panelists for each of these events ranges from $250-$300.
SOCIAL AND NETWORKING
In addition to providing educational opportunities for our members, GSU BLSA also sponsors several social and networking events throughout the year. These events give our members the opportunity to kickback and have fun while socializing with BLSA members, alumni, and supporters.
+ Verbal recognition at BLSA Alumni Reunion
All of the benefits of Friends
+ Logo recognition in monthly newsletter
All the benefits of Supporters
+ Logo recognition on all BLSA thank you cards
+ Logo recognition on all flyers and social media posts for BLSA sponsored events
All the benefits of Bronze
+ Logo recognition on BLSA t-shirts
+ 2 tickets to BLSA Alumni Reception
All the benefits of Silver
+ 4 tickets to BLSA Alumni Reception
All the benefits of Gold
+ 1 table at BLSA Alumni Reception (8 tickets)
Your non-cash donations are appreciated as well!
These opportunities include:
Printing Sponsor (printing flyers, banners, programs, etc.)
Innovative Idea Sponsor (Have something that you would like to offer to help make this year a success? Please let us know your idea!)
Checks: All checks should be made payable to GSU Black Law Students Association. Our treasurer, James Dean, will schedule pick-ups for your convenience. We prefer not to have checks mailed as we do not have a secure mailbox at the school. Please contact us at email@example.com to schedule a time for pick-up.
Venmo: We are also using the payment app, Venmo, for those who may find this payment method easier. You can find us on Venmo under our username, @BLSAGSU-1.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.