With more than three hundred participants, the annual Conference is our organization’s most important public event and largest fundraiser. The conference is a two-day event that seeks to explore how the law impacts the 21st century Black community – How do environmental justice issues impact African-Americans? How can lawyers use their skills to reshape America’s cities and revitalize education? How do Western legal traditions differ from those in other countries of the Diaspora? The Conference also provides a forum for networking among HBLSA members, admitted HLS students, students from other law schools across the country, community members, faculty and HBLSA alumni. Many notable figures have attended HBLSA’s Spring Conference in the past including: the Honorable Stephen Reinhardt, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Ted Wells, Willie Gary, Thurgood Marshall, Jr., Donna Brazile, Governor Deval Patrick, and Assistant Attorney General Tony West. This year, we are celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Harvard BLSA’s signature event of the year. As such, this year’s 30th Annual Spring Conference promises to be nothing short of legendary.