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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.

2019-2020 LALSA Executive Board

President
Chiara Eramo (L '20)

Vice President
Alessandra Maldonado (L' 20)

Alumni Relations Chairs
Hannah Goodman (L '21) & Nina Riegelsberger (L '21)

Treasurers
Raquel Gonoretzky (L '20) & Marisa Gomez (L '21)

Secretary
Briana Perez (L '20)

Social Activities Chairs
Shaileen Berlas (L '20) & Brian O'Kelly (L '21)

Community Service Chair
Luisa Marin (L '21)

Fundraising Chair
Philippe Seiler (L '21)

Conference & Events Chair
Kimberly Ayudant (L '21)

1L/LLM Representatives
Dissara Alves
Melissa Brij-Raj
Dr. Gloricel Cabrera
Dayana Ledezma
Ashley Cardounel
Zane Mitchell
Ziva RubinsteinDevin Perez