Immigrants’ Rights Clinic at Columbia Law School Wins Asylum for Six Undocumented Children

LaLSA would like to congratulate Luis Gabriel Hoyos and Veronica R. Montalvo on their involvement in the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic’s (IRC) incredible achievement. Thanks to the hard work of Luis, Veronica, and the rest of the IRC six undocumented children were granted asylum. Also involved in the effort were numerous other LaLSA members who served…

LaLSA Congratulates Its Members On Their Journal Board Appointments

Columbia Law Review Bianca Figueroa-Santana – Articles Editor Columbia Journal of Transnational Law Gabriela Lopez – Executive Editor Anthony Ramirez – Head Articles Editor Columbia Human Rights Law Review Luis Gabriel Hoyos – Managing Editor Angie Juarbe – Spanish JLM Executive Editor Columbia Journal of Race and Law Erika Vera – Editor-in-Chief Jessica Alcantara –…

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Columbia Immigrants Rights Clinic Needs Your Help! (Dilley Bond Fund For Refugees)

The Columbia Law School Immigrants’ Rights Clinic needs your help! Please consider donating here: http://www.gofundme.com/bond4refugees and read on to learn more about what they are working toward. The Cause We are Columbia Law students participating in the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic. In January 2015 we traveled to Dilley, Texas to represent refugee mothers and children fleeing domestic violence,…

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Silent Protest for Mike Brown

On Monday, Nov. 24, a grand jury in Ferguson, MO made the extremely rare decision not to indict Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Mike Brown, an unarmed teenager. Unsatisfied with the decision not to indict and the President’s subsequent statement, members of LaLSA and BLSA leadership decided to hold a day of silence to…

A Message from the Columbia Affinity Groups

Dear Columbia Law School Community, As Halloween approaches, we want to pause briefly to consider an issue of ongoing importance: cultural respect. Each year, some Halloween partygoers choose to dress in disrespectful and downright offensive costumes. This year, we appreciate the efforts of all in the Columbia Law School community to celebrate the right way. Making good…

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Affinity Groups Host 1L Jobs Panel

Last Wednesday, LaLSA, BLSA, SALSA, and EWOC joined forces to discuss the application process for and experiences in applying for 1L diversity firm programs, public interest programs, government internships, judicial internships, and Columbia’s HRIP program (which allows students to spend their summer doing human rights work abroad).