YBP is back & Live at the Black Law Student Conference!!

It’s the morning of the BLSA Canada 25th Anniversary Conference and YBP is getting ready to bring you some great live coverage in the days ahead!

Yes, that is right folks, we are BACK!!blsac conference

The past year has been a wonderful opportunity for us to further develop local relationships with key partners, however it did take away time to update content on our digital platforms on a frequent basis.

This year the annual conference is being held in fabulous Toronto (February 12th to 14th, 2016) at the Double Tree by Hilton. The event will bring black law students from all across the nation to network and learn, so if your interested in law this is the perfect space to meet actual students who were able to successfully navigate the path to law school.

If your in Toronto, it’s not too late to come out! We highly recommend that you check out the event, there will be workshops running FRIDAY and also on SATURDAY! A brief breakdown is offered below:



➨BLSA Canada’s workshops and panels will provide students with the practical tools they need to acheive their career goals.

➨Five Teams are competing this year: come witness the litigation skills of your peers! For the first time, ever, the final round will be held at the Ontario Court of Appeal!

➨We’ve heard you! This year many more time is allocated to networking! Don’t be afraid to speak to lawyers and legal professionals present. They are here for you!

➨ Big Law, governement or social justice: come meet 15 legal organziations to learn more about the opportunities they have to offer. Do no hesitate to ask all the questions you may have. Put all the chances to get an article or a job on YOUR side!

➨A black tie affair! As this year is the 25th anniversary, the gala will be a truly HISTORIC celebration. Members from our American counterpart will be present to congratulate us! Futhermore, it finishes early enough to enjoy the night time programming of the NBA All Stars Weekend (We got you).



Osgoode Hall Law School’s FREE LSAT Prep Course!

Osgoode Hall Law School is offering a FREE LSAT Prep Course! Keep an eye out for registration call-outs, the most recent session ran from June 1st,2015 – August 28th, 2015.

Whats included? Students gain free, comprehensive LSAT preparation, including study materials, practice tests and online support. In addition, students will have the opportunity to get the inside scoop on life at law school and in the legal profession through discussions, panels and roundtables with current law students and legal professionals.

Topics will cover the law school admissions process, financing a legal education, how to maintain balance while in law school and the variety of career options for law school graduates.

To be eligible you must satisfy the following:

  • Applicant must be in third or fourth year of undergraduate studies or be a recent university graduate (within the past two years). If an applicant is a graduate of the LAWS program, this should be indicated in the application material.
  • Applicant must be planning to write the Oct. 3 LSAT and planning to apply to law school for September 2016 or September 2017.
  • Applicant must have a cumulative (all years combined) undergraduate average of at least 77 per cent (B+).
  • Applicant must be a recipient of the 2014-15 Canada Student Grant for Persons from Low Income Families through a provincial government student assistance program or must be able to demonstrate low family income.

For more information on fee waivers, visit the Law School Admissions Council website

Additional information can be found by contacting  Vicky Faclaris, recruitment and admissions coordinator at Osgoode Hall Law School.


There are many organizations who provide networking, mentorship, and/or scholarship opportunities for those interested in a legal career.

Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL)

Organization’s Description
CABL, formed in March 1996, is a national network of law professionals and individuals committed to reinvesting in the community.

20 Toronto Street, Suite 300
Toronto, ON M5C 2B8



Black Law Students’ Association of Canada (BLSA Canada)

Organization’s Description
The Black Law Students’ Association of Canada (BLSA Canada) is a national student-run non-profit organization founded in 1991.



Chapters Online

Contact us at youngblackprelaw@gmail.com if you would like your university’s BLSA chapter added to the list.

Osgoode Hall Law School (BLSA Osgoode)

University of Windsor Law(BLSA Windsor)

Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA)

Organization’s Description
Founded in 1983, the BBPA is a non-profit, charitable organization that addresses equity and opportunity for the Black community in business, employment, education and economic development.



Black Female Lawyers Network (Sistahs in Law)

Organization’s Description
The Black Female Lawyers Network provides an opportunity for students and practitioners in the field to convene, share and learn from one another.





LSAT Resources

Many Canadian law schools require applicants to submit their Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores.

We’ve compiled a list of courses, books, and online resources that can help you prepare for the test.

Our recommendations are based on reviews from current law school students. We are not paid by these companies.


The official website of the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC), the organization which administers the LSAT.

Main Features:


A popular LSAT prep website by Steve Schwartz, an author of LSAT books and professional LSAT tutor. Steve scored a 175 on the LSAT. In addition to LSAT prep information, the site contains interviews with admissions staff and more.

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LawSchooli is an LSAT prep blog by Joshua Craven and Evan Jones, both University of Chicago law school graduates. Joshua scored a 177 on his LSAT, and Evan scored a 173. In addition to LSAT prep information, the site contains articles about admissions and 1L.

Main Features:


PowerScore is a popular LSAT test prep company that provides prep books, courses, tutoring, and online resources.

Main Features:

Prep Courses

Prep Books


Free Courses

Free law courses from top universities are available online and on iTunes. These courses will introduce you to law specialties and topics such as international human rights, environmental law, and intellectual property law.


New courses are added and removed on a consistent basis.  

Previous courses include:

Please visit Coursera for information on future sessions for previous courses.


MIT Open Courseware

Open Yale Courses


More Free Courses Resources


PreLaw Societies

Plan on attending law school? Interested in a legal career?  You may want to join a prelaw society.

Why a PreLaw Society?

Prelaw societies attract students who are interested or would like to learn more about the legal field. Societies may organize networking events with legal professionals, coordinate practice LSAT tests/ LSAT study groups, or offer discounts on LSAT prep materials.

In addition to helping students prepare for law school, prelaw societies also provide members with opportunities to develop their leadership skills (volunteering opportunities, executive positions, and more).

How can I Join?

Many universities (and some high schools) have an official prelaw society. Membership procedures or requirements are different for each school. We’ve listed some university prelaw societies below.

Can’t find a prelaw society? Consider starting one at your school.

Want to add you school’s prelaw society to the list?  Contact us at youngblackprelaw@gmail.com.

List of University PreLaw Societies



British Columbia


Nova Scotia