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,…


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…

The panel

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).

Board with Honorees

10th Annual LaLSA Awards Banquet a Success!

Last Thursday, October, 16, 2014 marked LaLSA’s 10th Annual Awards Banquet, featuring this year’s honorees: Edgar Rios ’77 and Hon. Dora Irizarry ’79. The night celebrated the illustrious careers of two distinguished alum who have worked tirelessly to build and strengthen Latino communities in institutions of higher learning and beyond. The event was held in…

Tanya and the panel

City College Academy of the Arts Visits CLS

LaLSA hosted a panel for 70 visiting high school seniors from City College Academy of the Arts (in Washington Heights). The panel included information about applying to law school and college, more generally. These students are near and dear to Community Outreach Chair, Tanya Martinez‘s heart; she taught them when they were in 8th grade!