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MSU Law Students Win Honors at Midwest BLSA Conference

Michigan State University College of Law won several honors at the Midwest Regional Black Law Students Association (MWBLSA) Convention, which was held in Minneapolis from January 29 through February 2, 2014.

Michigan State Law earned the Best Respondent Brief award in MWBLSA’s Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition. The winning brief by 2Ls Cortenous (CJ) Herbert Jr. and Tyler Soellinger was one of 74 submitted in the event.

 BLSA Conference

A team comprised of third-year student Ariel Lett and 2Ls Curtis Doster Jr., Vanessa Henderson, and Calvin Boyd took fourth place in the conference’s Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition. MSU BLSA chapter president, 3L Ndidi Okeagu, received a trophy at the event for “outstanding leadership and service.”

“I am grateful to our members who tirelessly sacrificed their time to represent our school so well in their respective competitions,” Okeagu said.

After returning from the convention, MSU Law BLSA members learned they also earned the region’s Chapter of the Year award. The rigorous application and interview process for the special honor recognizes the chapter’s outstanding contributions to the Law College and community.

MWBLSA is comprised of more than 50 member law schools spread across Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The organization’s annual convention hosts law students, legal professionals, judges, and aspiring law students for a series of competitions, discussion panels, workshops, and networking events. MSU BLSA has actively participated in MWBLSA regional initiatives focused on community service and social action.

Last updated: April 25, 2014

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