9/10 General Meeting Recap


  • Local BLSA Chapter dues for the year will be $10. Dues help us put on our events throughout the year, along with other fundraising efforts. Coming soon: Information on how to pay your local dues.
  • We also encourage everyone to pay the National BLSA dues. The cost is $35 for one year, $60 for two and $90 for three years. You can pay your dues here. By becoming a dues paying member of NBLSA you have access to perks such as job fairs in all regions.

Website and Social Media:

  • The BLSA website will be launching by the end of next week. Students will have access to outlines, news and updates, etc.
  • Join our Facebook group to stay connected with other Chicago-Kent law students and Alumni.


  • We would like to enhance everyone’s presence online by having a photographer come and take our members’ headshots.
  • Headshots will be $10 for local dues paying members and $20 for non-local dues paying members, and will include two digital edited headshots per person.
  • Register here if interested. Time, date, and location TBA

Community Service:

  • BLSA will be participating in the Chicagoland Out of Darkness Walk on September 26, 2015. More information is forthcoming.
  • Any community service ideas? Send them to the Community Service Coordinator, Brandi Burton!

Academic Programming:

  • David is excited about the new academic year, and plans to host desk hours for students especially the 1Ls.
  • Towards the end of the semester, BLSA will hold an exam preparation session for students.
  • More information will be provided in the upcoming weeks.

Section Representatives:

Upcoming Events:

CCBA Young Lawyers Section Social:

  • Date: Friday, September 11, 2015
  • See picture above for Details and to RSVP

BLSA Social – Chicago Football Classic:

BLSA Social – Game Night!:

  • Date: Friday, October 9, 2015
  • Location: David Springer’s apartment/rooftop (weather-permitting)
  • Time: TBA
  • Bring your own beverages, games, and significant others! BLSA will provide the food

Mama Made It Monday:

  • Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015. (Will be dubbed “Mama Made it Monday on a Thursday” to coincide with SBA’s Diversity Thursday.)
  • Food: Chicken and Biscuits. If you have any suggestions about Chicken spots around Chicago, let Kelsey know!

Dessert Sale:

  • Date: Monday, November 23, 2015
  • Location: Chicago-Kent Lobby
  • Time: TBA
  • Theme: Thanksgiving