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.

November Student Spotlight:

Meet Gagandeep Kaur:


University of California, Davis, School of Law, Class of 2015
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, Masters of Public Policy, Class of 2010
UCLA, Bachelors of Arts in Political Science, Class of 2008

My experiences as a Sikh, Punjabi, and an immigrant woman provide me a unique perspective that has allowed me to advance, promote and serve the South Asian community and contribute to diversity in the legal field.  This summer I volunteered to be a panelist for the Council on Legal Education Opportunity’s ASAP Law Student Panel to help debunk myths regarding law school education and to increase representation among minorities in the legal field, including South Asians. This panel provided me an opportunity to share my personal and professional experiences as a first-generation immigrant from rural India navigating unfamiliar systems and normsto pursue a legal career. Similarly, during my undergraduate studies, I was a panelist for Ujjaldidar Singh Memorial Foundation College Day and shared my experience with the higher education system. Throughout my studies, I have been involved with student organizations such as UCLA Muslim Students Association’s (MSA) Incarcerated Youth Tutorial Project (IYTP), UCLA Sikh Student Association, UCLA CAL-PRIG and King Hall Middle Eastern & South Asian Law Student Association to increase awareness about the South Asian student population on campus and in the local community.  I have also sought opportunities to increase South Asian participation and representation in the political system and volunteer with nonprofit organizations serving the Asian community in the United States as well as in Asia such as Give2Asia and Sikh Coalition. My experiences have further deepened my passion for pursuing a legal career and to continue my life of purpose, community service, and leadership by opening doors and providing opportunities for others that I have been fortunate enough to receive myself.


  • ​Member of The Milton L. Schwartz/David F. Levi American Inn of Court, Davis
  • UC Davis School of Law Moot Court Board Member
  • Staff Editor​ with​ ​UC Davis Business Law Journal
  • Staff Editor, Environs, Environmental Law and Policy Journal
  • ​Law Clerk​  with King Hall Civil Rights Clinic
  • Volunteer with Willow Legal and Medical Clinic, King Hall Health Law Association

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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