The Harvard Native American Law Students Association (NALSA) is a student-run organization that fosters community for students at Harvard Law School that are Native American, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, or otherwise indigenous.
NALSA is a social, academic, political, and advocacy resource for indigenous law students and their allies at Harvard Law School.
Each year, NALSA engages in the following activities:
- Fostering community among indigenous HLS students & allies
- Increasing awareness of indigenous issues, including tribal sovereignty, self-determination, food sovereignty, and sustainability
- Promoting campus discourse on Federal Indian law and other legal issues affecting indigenous communities
- Promoting broader inclusion of Indian Law issues in the law school curriculum
- Supporting student and faculty research into Federal Indian Law and other legal issues related to indigenous people
- Connecting Harvard Law Students to the Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP)
- Building relationships with other on-campus affinity organizations at Harvard Law School
NALSA is also the hub for recruiting new students to Harvard Law School that are Native American, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, or otherwise indigenous. If you are a current or prospective student or an organization that would like to discuss working with NALSA, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ana Bordallo and Samantha Maltais
2022-2023 Harvard NALSA Co-Presidents