A.P. Tureaud Chapter

Loyola University New Orleans School of Law


The A.P. Tureaud Chapter of the Black Law Students Association was founded in 1969 at Loyola University New Orleans School of Law. The organization devotes its efforts to recruiting and maintaining the enrollment of black students at the law school. The association, open to all interested law students, is affiliated with the National Black Law Students Association.

As an organization, BLSA seeks to continue the tradition of service and diligence to the Greater New Orleans community established by A.P. Tureaud. Each year BLSA actively participates in many community services activities, provides first year students with legal workshops, and puts on several networking events, mixers, and other activities to re-connect with our alumni and to develop and maintain close ties with the New Orleans legal community.

A.P. Tureaud was a great man. The Lord put you here on earth for three things: to work for God, to work for your family, and to work for your people. And A.P. Tureaud was a master of all three. That man's courage was unbelievable. In this age of civil rights we got where we are today by the efforts and dedication of men like A.P. Tureaud .

-Thurgood Marshall