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.

Student Spotlight-Meet Viren Doshi

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Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, JD/MPH Class of 2016
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Prior to law school, I worked as a clinical cancer researcher and attended many talks on science and medical policy.   I received my Bachelor of Science in Biology from Pennoni Honors College.  As a Fenton Chair National Fellowship Winner that required presenting at various national conferences and as a first place winner at the Drexel University Research Day 2009; I joined the JD and Master of Public Health program at Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law.  Here, I am the founding member of Drexel’s Integrated Health Initiative and Simulations Workshop and the President of the Health Law Society.  Although difficult at first, mentors and advisers have been very helpful in helping me carve my own path.

I have a deep interest in healthcare and health policy and so I was able to work in hospitals, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and an insurance company; many of which combined my science background with my legal interests.  Through these experiences I came to realize how broad healthcare can be.  There is a need for people who can understand not only the science side, but the legal and policy considerations integrated with it in the industry.

I have also had the pleasure of being involved with the cultural and religious groups on campus, one of them which I started as an undergraduate. Although my community does not have many South Asians the legal space, I hope to meet many of you through NASALSA!

Nominate a Student for the Student Spotlight

Do you know a student who has been very active in the South Asian community? Want to nominate the next North American South Asian Law Students Association Spotlight candidate for May 2015? Send us an e-mail at northamericansalsa@gmail.com. We want to recognize their work in our community via our newsletter that goes out to over 1000 students, attorneys, and judges in the US and Canada!

Nominate a SALSA Chapter

Do you want to nominate an active SALSA Chapter at a local law school?  Has your SALSA Chapter recently been active in the South Asian community?  You can nominate that SALSA Chapter for the first North American South Asian Law Students Association May SALSA Spotlight.  Send us an e-mail at northamericansalsa@gmail.com.  We want to recognize their work in our community via our newsletter that goes out to over 1000 students, attorneys, and judges in the US and Canada!

2016 NASALSA Conference

Please check back later for updates on the 2016 NASALSA Conference.  In the meanwhile, visit our Facebook page for news and updates.. 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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