The University of Maine School of Law’s Black Law Student Association Holding Its FirstBIPOC Networking Symposium

January 31, 2024 Press Releases

The Black Law Student Association (BLSA) at the University of Maine School of Law and The Third Place are holding its first BIPOC Networking Symposium. This event provides an opportunity for attendees to connect with legal-and business-minded individuals who share a passion for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities.

The public, alumni, students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend. At the Maine Law Living Room there will be a networking activity for everyone to participate in. Food and drink will be provided by Sodexo, Soul Food Paradise and Black Betty’s Bistro. This event is free, but registration is required.

Organizations: The Black Law Student Association (BLSA) is a student organization at Maine Law and a chapter of the National Black Law Student Association (NBLSA) that aims to facilitate and encourage career opportunity and educational experiences. Our Co-host The Third Place is an organizational collaborative whose goal is to “build a stronger BIPOC ecosystem in Maine.”

Presenters: Adilah Muhammad is President of The Third Place and specializes in organizational development for ethnic/community-based organizations and nonprofit startups. Leigh Saufley is the current President and Dean of the University of Maine School of Law. Prior to her current role, she served as Chief Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

When: February 1, 2024, 5:00 –7:00pm. **Snow date: February 8, 2024.

Where: The University of Maine School of Law, 300 Fore Street, Portland, Maine

Event Sponsors: Berman & Simmons, Drummond Woodsum, Pierce Atwood, Verrill, MTI, AccessLex and Helix Bar Review