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Minority Law Students Association

Mission Statement
The Minority Law Students Association (MLSA) utilizes the collective resources of members to articulate and promote the professional needs and goals of minority law students at The Penn State Dickinson School of Law. All members of the Dickinson community are invited and welcome to join. MLSA is an organization that fosters and encourages professional competence; focuses on the relationship of the minority law student and the minority attorney to the American and International legal structure; instills in the minority law student and the minority attorney a greater awareness and commitment to the needs of the minority community; and does all things necessary and appropriate to accomplish these purposes.

The Penn State Dickinson School of Law has established a Diversity Office for the purposes of encouraging diversity and providing a multi-cultural surrounding for all students to study and congregate.

For further information contact MLSA at (717) 240-5149 or by e-mail.


Major Activities

  • Pre-Orientation for Students of Color
  • SBA Activities Fair
  • Mentoring Program
  • Multi-Cultural Dinner
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
  • Bowling Nights
  • Skills for Success/Study Strategies
  • MLSA/BLSA Widener Mixer
  • Mid-Atlantic People of Color Conference Participants
  • Food Donation to Salvation Army
  • Community Service Projects
  • Dinner at Professors' Homes
  • Diversity Committee Forum
  • Accepted Students of Color Visitation
  • March on Washington: Supreme Court Case Re: Affirmative Action
  • Karaoke Party
  • Minority Alumni Banquet
  • Making Strides Against Breast Cancer