Welcome to NASALSA

The North American South Asian Law Students Association (NASALSA) is an 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to representing the interests of South Asian law students and legal professionals throughout the United States and Canada.

NASALSA 2015 Registration is now open! Visit the 2015 Conference tab for more information.

December Student Spotlight:

Meet Raza Merchant:

The University of Texas School of Law, JD Candidate, 2015
University of Houston, Bachelors of Science in Economics, 2011

Studying at Texas Law while working and trying to spend an adequate amount of time with my family has been a challenge. My wife, Madiha, and I were blessed with a son during my second year of law school and I currently work part-time as a legal intern at Baazarvoice in Austin. Before law school, I worked for several small businesses in leadership positions. During law school, I have participated in an Entrepreneurs’ Law Clinic and worked as a law clerk for LCRA this past summer.

Although my typical day is usually very busy, I am able to maintain a work/life/school balance (somewhat, of course). I chose to change my career and pursue a legal education after a successful career in small business. There are many difficult challenges in life that are hard to achieve but not impossible. Many people ask me how I manage school, work, family and a social life. I motivate them with a quote that I have always believed in. “Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.” ― Michael Jordan


  • ​Member – Texas Business Law Society
  • Associate Editor – Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal
  • Legal Intern – Baazarvoice
  • Law Clerk – Lower Colorado River Authority
  • Volunteer – Entrepreneurs’ Law Clinic, Santa Clara Law

2015 NASALSA Conference

We are pleased to announce that our 17th Annual Conference will be held on February 20-21st, 2015 in the San Francisco Bay Area at Stanford Law School. Registration is now open and you can view those details under 2015 Conference tab or by visiting our Facebook page. If you would like to join our mailing list for updates, please sign up for individual membership in our membership tab.




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