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.

January Student Spotlight:

Meet Zain Hussain:

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Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D. Candidate, 2015
University of California Irvine, Bachelors of Art in Political Science, 2011
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Prior to my decision to attend the Santa Clara University School of Law, I earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science at the University of California Irvine. I consider myself fortunate to have taken a course in constitutional law at UCI with none other than our very own, Dean Erwin Chemerinsky. Completing this course sparked my interest in legal field even more than it already was. My vocational and educational paths had already been influenced by my family, consisting of entrepreneurs from all corners of the globe. Corporate law has become a passion rather than an interest of mine, and this became clear as I was immersed in the corporate legal arena as a law clerk at Burriss Law firm.

The journey through law school has been a life-enhancing experience. I am ready to take that next step and represent my school the best I can while applying myself in the corporate field. Ronald Reagan once said “[t]here are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.” I hope my fellow students and I will see through any barriers that lie ahead and will leave a legacy for those who follow.

My focus on excelling as a law student has been strengthened as I applied myself to activities outside of the classroom. I have served as a Technical Editor for the Santa Clara Law Review, Content Editor for the Sports Law Journal, and Treasurer for the school’s Law and Business Society. I cherish my time holding the position of President at the school’s South Asian Law Student Association. I am grateful for what SALSA contributes its members, and that it has helped South Asian students form lasting bonds between them that otherwise may not have formed.

Experiences

  • President - South Asian Law Student Association
  • Technical Editor - Santa Clara Law Review Vol. 55
  • Content Editor – Santa Clara Sports Law Journal
  • Law Clerk - Burriss Law Firm
  • Treasurer - Santa Clara Law and Business Society (2013-2014)

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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