Welcome Class of 2023!

Our current executive board made this welcome video to introduce ourselves and to share some thoughts on the 1L experience. We look forward to meeting you all, and we encourage you to reach out to us about any concerns you have for the upcoming year in the meantime.



The Middle Eastern Law Students Association (MELSA) was created to promote a better understanding of the cultures, politics, and legal institutions of the Middle East and North Africa, and to encourage students connected with the region to meet and exchange views. Students from all countries and backgrounds are warmly welcomed.

MELSA’s activities range from discussions and lectures, to dinners and parties, to films and other cultural activities. No matter what the event or the issue, MELSA provides a valuable forum in which members can form a community.

The upcoming year promises to be exciting. MELSA looks forward to our annual events, and seeks suggestions for new programs. We rely on the ideas and participation of all of our members, new and old, to plan and carry out activities.

A student-run organization at Harvard Law School