BLSA Members Earn Recognition at Regional Convention

January 30, 2019 | By Melissa Caperton, Director of Communications
Micah Mahdi was named SW NBLSA Chapter President of the Year, and Chanel Glasper (center) was elected Regional Secretary for 2019-2020.

Micah Mahdi (left) was named SWBLSA Chapter President of the Year, and Chanel Glasper (center) was elected Regional Secretary for 2019-2020.

Members of OU Law’s Black Law Student Association Chapter recently returned from the National Black Law Students Association’s Southwestern Region’s annual convention in New Orleans. During the meeting, OU Law 3L Micah Mahdi was named Chapter President of the Year, and 1L Chanel Glasper was elected Regional Secretary for 2019-2020.

Mahdi serves as president of OU Law’s BLSA chapter, named in honor of alumna Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher.

Traci Gibson, founder of NBLSA's Southwestern Region, and Micah Mahdi.
Traci Gibson, founder of NBLSA's Southwestern Region, and Micah Mahdi.


During the convention, 12 students from OU Law attended plenary sessions to conduct official business for the region and to elect the new board. Students also heard from several panels of attorneys who provided career advice, and they attended a networking reception at the Supreme Court of Louisiana.

OU Law students volunteer at Covenant House.

Students also took part in a community service event to beautify the grounds at Covenant House, which provides housing and supportive services to youth facing homelessness. The convention concluded with the Legends of SWBLSA Gala, where Mahdi and Glasper received their honors.

OU Law students at the Legends of SWBLSA Gala

 

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