Conferences & Symposia
39th Annual BLSA Scholarship and Awards Banquet
Friday, March 7, 2014
The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Join us as we highlight the historical importance of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as well as its continued impact in the black community.
Friday, March 7, 2014
6:30pm - Cocktail Hour | 7:30pm - Awards Ceremony & Dinner
Grand Historic Venue
225 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Congressman Elijah Cummings '76
U.S. Representative for Maryland's 7th Congressional District
A.J. Cooper Award: Sharity Bannerman
The A.J. Cooper Award is presented to a UM Carey Law student who has demonstrated a commitment to the Baltimore community and furthered the distinguished legacy of the Black Law Students Association.
Firm Diversity Award: Miles and Stockbridge
The Firm Diversity Award is presented to a law firm in the greater Baltimore area that promotes the recruitment and retention of minority attorneys.
Administrator of the Year: Dana Morris, Assistant Dean for Career Development
The Administrator of the Year Award is presented to a member of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law administration who has been a tremendous resource for law students.
Professor of the Year: Sherri Lee Keene
The Professor of the Year Award is presented to the Maryland Carey Law professor who continues to support the academic and professional growth of law students.
Practitioner of the Year: Kerry D. Staton '80
The Practitioner of the Year Award is presented to a Baltimore attorney who has excelled in legal practice.
Alumnus of the Year: Tamika Langley Tremaglio '95
The Alumnus of the Year Award is presented to a Black Law Student Association alumnus who has committed his or her career to advancing the goals of the National Black Law Students Association.
BLSA Impact Award: Karen C. Lattibeaudiere
The Impact Award is presented to a member of the UM Carey Law School Community who has significantly extended himself or herself on behalf of the Black Law Students Association.
Trailblazer Award: Wendell Freeland '50 (posthumously)
The BLSA Trailblazer Award is presented in recognition of an individual whose off the beaten path, independent thought and pioneering contributions have “blazed a trail” in the legal profession.
Murphy Family Scholarship: Frederick C. Curtis, II
The William Murphy Family Scholarship is presented to a second-year member of the Black Law Students Association for outstanding academic achievement.
Staff Member of the Year Award: Claydee Bolden
The Staff Member of the Year Award is presented to a UM Carey Law staff member whose unfailing support has provided an invaluable contribution to the school. This staff member has served with a dedication that goes above and beyond expectations for students, parents, faculty, and community members.
The 39th Annual Scholarship and Awards Baquet is sponsored in part by:
Student Admission: $45
Alumni/Faculty/Guest Admission: $65
Directions to the Grand Historic Venue and parking information can be found here.
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