Every 28 hours, a black person is extrajudicially killed by a police officer, security guard, or vigilante. Over the past 7 years, police officers have killed two black people a week. The protests taking place in Ferguson, MO and around the country represent more than just frustration about the routine criminalization of black and brown bodies; they represent frustration about police violating core values and constitutional rights.

LaLSA and BLSA spearheaded an effort to get members of the larger Columbia Law School to stand in solidarity with those protesting in Ferguson, MO and throughout the country. On Monday, August 18, 2014, CLS came together to take a stand.

Don’t Shoot!: CLS Stands in Solidarity with Ferguson

Every 28 hours, a black person is extrajudicially killed by a police officer, security guard, or vigilante. Over the past 7 years, police officers have killed two black people a week. The protests taking place in Ferguson, MO and around the country represent more than just frustration about the routine criminalization of black and brown bodies; they…

The Grads

First Annual BLSA/LaLSA Graduation

  Please join LaLSA in congratulating the BLSA and LaLSA 2014 Graduating Class!  May 20, 2014 marked the first annual BLSA/LaLSA graduation. Members of the graduating class were joined by 1Ls and 2Ls in JG Annex, where the graduating class was presented with stoles representing their respective membership. Dinah Manning ’14 spoke to the class…

9th Annual Awards Banquet

Please join us on October 24th for LaLSA’s 9th Annual Awards Banquet. 1L/LLM/Transfer Students/New LaLSA Members: Free*, 1 Ticket Limit Purchase link: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9817173/prm/1LLaLSA *If signing up for your free ticket, please submit your dues to locker #699 by Friday, October 4th. Dues are $35 for one year, $60 for two years, and $80 for three years.  2L/3L…

LaLSA Potluck

Put on your cocinero hats and aprons and  join LaLSA for our meet and greet potluck on September 29th @ 7:00 PM. Location:  424 W. 119th Street, Apt. 6 All are welcome (1Ls and LLMs included). Bringing food is encouraged but certainly not mandatory. Hope to see you all there!

Congratulations to LaLSA members on their journal acceptances

The Latino/a Law Student Association at Columbia Law School would like to congratulate its 2L members on their acceptance into the following journals: Agnes Trenche, Columbia Journal of Race and Law Alan Ruiz, Columbia Journal of Environmental Law Ana Carolina Varela, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law Andrés Zambrano, Columbia Law Review Ashley Morales, Columbia Journal…

Welcome CLS Class of 2016

The Columbia Latino/a Law Student Association proudly welcomes the class of 2016. We are looking forward to an exciting year. Please join us at  The Boat Basin for our annual Affinity Groups Mixer at 8:00PM on Friday, August 30th. Make sure to also mark your calendars for Salsa with LaLSA on September 7th for a fun…

Recognizing Our Members’ Journal Involvement

LaLSA would like to congratulate the following 2L and 3L members who have joined journals, or been elected to editorial positions on their journals. Congratulations!   Alejandro Ortega,  2L, Columbia Human Rights Law Review, Staff Editor Dinah Manning, 2L, Columbia Human Rights Law Review, Staff Editor Jose Mario Valdes, 2L, Columbia Human Rights Law Review,…