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Black Law Students' Forum

The Black Law Students' Forum was etablished in 1992. The goals of the organisation, then, were to provide a voice for black students within the Faculty and set the transformation agenda. Black students, at that time, felt that the Law Faculty was an alienating environment in which to study. They faced issues of difficult access and a lack of academic support. In response to these issues the students recognised that the most effective manner in which to represent the needs of black students and realise their transformation goals was by joining together as a student forum.

The Black Law Students' Forum has, in recent years, grown to be an organisation that seeks to empower young minds and to be a gateway to social consciousness. This objective is achieved through the projects that the BLSF run throughout the year, which ensure that students have a chance to interact with sectors of society outside of their own. BLSF prides itself in being an organisation that exists to address certain academic challenges faced by students in the Faculty of Law.

Mission Statement

  • To create and foster an inclusive and supportive environment in which all students feel motivated and encouraged to perform to their full academic potential.
  • To ensure that the Law Faculty is held accountable with regards to transformation and equity objectives.
  • To promote integration, heightened engagement and debate across cultural and racial lines.
  • To create a platform of communication between the academic staff and students.
  • To develop stronger networks and links between previously disadvantaged students and members of the legal profession.
  • To be a forum in which the student body can communicate their needs and concerns about issues of transformation.


Tel: 021 650 5632

Postal address

Black Law Students' Forum
University of Cape Town
Private Bag X3
Rondebosch, 7701
South Africa

Physical address

Black Law Students' Forum
University of Cape Town Middle Campus
Wilfred & Jules Kramer Law Building, Room 4.45
1 Stanley Road
South Africa