The Native American Law Student Association (NALSA) serves as a support group for Native students at Southwestern. We are committed to providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information related to the legal, political, cultural, and social issues affecting Native Americans and other indigenous peoples. Our membership is comprised of Native students as well as non-Indians interested in practicing in Federal Indian law or related fields.
We strive to reach out to the larger Native American community in Los Angeles, and are committed to the recruitment of Native American students. In particular, we seek to increase the number of Native American law professors, attorneys, judges, and public serve entrepreneurs participating in the legal community.
NALSA strives to provide a rich, intellectual life for its members through participation in National NALSA and by providing opportunities to compete in writing competitions and the National NALSA Moot Court Competition.
NALSA is open to all law students who share an interest in Native American/Indigenous people's legal issues. We strongly encourage participation in the group and strive for diversity of thoughts and viewpoints.
Students interested in NALSA are encouraged to browse the NALSA TWEN site on Westlaw for more information and notice of upcoming events.
Students, faculty and staff of Southwestern may view a list of current Student Organization contacts on (log-in required). All others may contact the Student Affairs Office at (213) 738-6716 or for additional information.