Osgoode Black Law Students Association, Osgoode Hall Law School

The Osgoode Black Law Students Association (BLSA) has celebrated Black History Month with the creation of The Honourable Lincoln Alexander Award, an Osgoode-focused video and unique displays on black lawyers. This year, the BLSA created a composite photo of all of the black law students who have graduated from Osgoode and officially unveiled it at the Lincoln Alexander Award Ceremony. BLSA President Kyle Elliott said the BLSA wanted to briefly change the conversation from broader issues of racial profiling, police brutality and racial inequality to focus on a celebration of black excellence and “how we might properly acknowledge, celebrate and pay tribute to those Black students at Osgoode who have gone before us.” They discovered, incidentally, that Osgoode’s first black law graduate was in the Class of 1900.
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