SALSA was formed in 1994 in order to address the needs of students of South Asian origin at NYU School of Law. SALSA seeks to provide a forum for the discussion of South Asian activism, minority issues, career pathways, and community outreach. We also celebrate our South Asian heritage through dinners and cultural functions. Additionally, every year we organize a fall Diwali party well attended by the entire NYU School of Law community.
Last year, SALSA organized brown-bag lunches and discussions with South Asian attorneys practicing in the fields of civil rights and international human rights law, participated in happy-hours with South Asian organizations from other area law schools, and organized a peer mentorship program for incoming students. Our Diwali event was a success, featuring dinner, dances, and music. SALSA also maintained an e-mail listserv of academic and cultural events occurring in New York—from speeches by professors and visiting dignitaries to plays and movie screenings. We plan to continue these types of programs and activities throughout the upcoming academic year, and work with other student groups to organize events of interest.
SALSA is proud to be associated with the South Asian Bar Association of New York (SABANY), an organization of South Asian attorneys practicing in the New York Metropolitan area. SALSA encourages all prospective students of South Asian origin to join the NYU School of Law community, and to participate in our organization.