LaLSA supports Latino/a students and provides opportunities for NYU School of Law students to be a part of and serve the wider Latino community.

We help students adjust to the demands of law school by offering programs that focus on professional and academic development, and providing a network of friends and alumni. At the same time, LaLSA is a source of dedicated Latino students who provide public service to the large and diverse Latino community, from mentoring Latino children in lower income neighborhoods to providing bilingual assistance to adults. We are also active in national law student groups that provide mentoring for prospective Latino law students nationwide. LaLSA social events are an integral part of how we work and create our community. Potluck dinners, salsa dancing in the city, parties, visits to museums, all provide time to socialize with fellow students and enjoy the many wonders of New York City.

2017-2018 LaLSA Board


Executive Co-Chairs
Victoria Hamscho & Melissa Quintana

Stephanie Klinkenberg-Ramirez

Social Co-Chairs 
Nicole Blansett & Tatiana Fields

Professional Development Co-Chairs
Clara Aragone-Diaz & Fatima Carrillo

Alumni Chair & Metro LaLSA Delegate
Avelino Garcia

Political Action & Community Service Chair
Gerardo Romo

Academic Chair
Caroline Diaz

Admissions Co-Chairs
Pia Figuerola & Edwin Abundis

Communications Chair 
Vanessa Vallecillo


2016-2017 LaLSA Board

Executive Co-Chairs
Claudia Carvajal & Nico Duque-Franco

Juan Hernandez

Social Chairs 
Claudia Diaz & Pati de Lucio

Academic Chair
Laura Arango

Political Action & Community Service Chair
Mason Pesek

Alumni Chair
Kristen Nicol

Admissions Chairs
Verónica Casellas

Professional Development Chairs
Britney Nagle & Ana Koff

Leticia M. Quezada 


For more information about LaLSA, please contact or visit our Facebook group. Incoming and prospective students are encouraged to reach out!