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Latin American Law Students Association

LALSA is an organization dedicated to serving Fordham Law students, alumni, and the community at large by fostering and maintaining a community for Latino legal professionals.

Within the law school community, LALSA devotes a substantial amount of its efforts to helping first-year students adjust to the rigors of law school. LALSA coordinates academic panels, professional development workshops, a 1L Mentorship Program, and various other events to assist students and increase community bonding.

LALSA is actively involved with various legal societies, Latino/a bar associations and other law school chapters, including the Hispanic National Bar Association, the Puerto Rican Bar Association, and the National Latino/a Law Students Association. LALSA retains strong ties with the alumni and remains committed to the local community by participating in various community service events. Each year, LALSA’s efforts culminate in an Annual Alumni Awards & Dinner honoring outstanding Fordham LALSA alumni and students. Ultimately, LALSA strives to bring together the greater Latino legal community and promote Latino culture.

2022-2023 LALSA Executive Board

Ashley Qamar (L '23)

Vice President
Fernando Ramos (L' 23)

Eleesya Cordes (L '23)

Roger Orellana (L '24)

Alumni Relations Chairs
Samantha Guzman (L '23) and Ventura de la Rosa (L '24)

Fundraising Chair
Tamara Zapata (L '24)

Conference and Events Chair
Joseph Gomez (L '24)

Social Activities Chair
Isabella Loarte-Ciudad (L '24)

Public Interest Chair
Brian Sutton (L '24)

Community Service Chair
Joan Rosello ('24)

1L / 1LE / LLM Representatives:

Brian Sutton, Section 1
Tamara Zapata, Section 4
Ariana Morales, Section 6
Roger Orellana, Section 7
Joan Rosello, Section 8
Eduardo Gonzalez, Section 8
Joseph Gomez, Section 8
Katherine Martinez-Fuentes, 1LE, House 11
Isabella Loarte-Ciudad, 1LE, House 11
Sofía Inés Rocher Colón, 1LE, House 11
Martin Pereyra, LLM
Estefania Gonzalez, LLM
David Lugo, LLM