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 Erica Summan

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Southwestern Law School, J.D., Class of 2016
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While attending UC Santa Barbara, I gained my initial legal experience through internships. I focused on reading contracts, discussing legal strategies, and honing my writing skills. Southwestern Law School then gave me an amazing education and resources to transition into the legal profession. I excelled in opportunities that gave me practical legal experience, such as internships, legal writing and analysis courses, and transaction practice courses.

In February 2015, I founded the South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA) on my campus and became the President. In just three months, I spearheaded and organized events for students and attorneys, fundraisers for causes, brought awareness of South Asian culture through on-campus events and social media. I cannot wait for all that my SALSA team and I will accomplish in the next year with these accomplishments already under our belt!

I am also a strong believer in networking and learning from currently practicing attorneys. I love to attend local networking opportunities including events hosted by the Beverly Hills Bar Association, South Asian Bar Association, and Southwestern Alumni Association. I hope to run into you at one of these events or to meet you through any other means!

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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