The Keith J. Williams Black Law Students Association (KJWBLSA) promotes the professional needs and goals of all law students by fostering competence in the legal profession. BLSA creates opportunities that impact the Charleston community through service projects and diversity initiatives throughout the year. BLSA’s activities include: Minority Law Day – members serve as role models for middle and high school students, illustrating the benefits of higher education as they experience a day at law school; The Angel Tree Project – a project that provides gift donations for low-income children from faculty and students; Neighborhood Day – members donate school supplies to children in the community.
The Charleston Law chapter of BLSA is an affiliate of the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA), the largest student-run organization in the United States. With more than 200 chapters at law schools nationwide, these chapters represent more than 6,000 black law students.