The purpose of the H.T. Smith Black Law Student Association is to utilize the collective resources of its members to:
- Articulate and promote the professional needs and goals of African-American law students.
- Aid in the recruitment, retention, and placement of African-American law students.
- Serve as a source of information for African-American law students and for prospective applicants to the College of Law.
- Foster an atmosphere of community and facilitate unity and support among law students.
- Instill in the African-American attorney and law student a greater awareness of and commitment to the needs of the African-American community.
2013-2014 Executive Board:
- President: Guybert “Jimmy” Paul
- Vice President: Emerson Pimentel
- Treasurer: Anthony Halmon
- Secretary: Nick Nash
- NBLSA Liaison: Jean C. Polo, Jr.
- Parliamentarian: Emerson Pimentel
- Advisor: Phyllis Kotey