Law student Marvin Coleby elected president of the Black Law Students Association of Canada


Marvin Coleby

The Faculty was happy to learn that Marvin H. Coleby, VP external of the Black Law Students Association of McGill (BLSAM), has been elected President of the Black Law Students Association of Canada (BLSAC) for the 2013-2014 Term.

Marvin Coleby campaigned on a platform of youth empowerment, the refocusing of cultural and racial rights, closer Canada-US ties, and the implications of common and civil jurisdiction mixing for Black jurists.

Coleby, currently finishing his first year of the BCL/LLB program, has a BA in political science with a minor in philosophy from Concordia, where he won the Best Club Executive Award as president of the Concordia Caribbean Student Union, served as editor-in-chief for the Concordia Pre-Law Society and president of Colors of Concordia. He also received Concordia’s 2012 Outstanding Student Award.

The Black Law Students Association of Canada promotes diversity in the legal profession and provides a forum for unity, encouragement and advancement. It also provides services, activities, publications and facilities that address Black students’ needs and objectives, and promotes increased access for Black students to a legal education.