About Us


Greetings! Welcome to HLS’s official West Coast Law Students Association! WCLSA’s mission is to provide a platform for community building at Harvard Law School for students from, or those interested in working in, the West Coast region (including California, Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, and Alaska) of the United States. WCLSA is dedicated to supporting the academic, personal, and professional development of its membership. WCLSA goals include educating WCLSA members about West Coast’s legal landscape, fostering long-lasting professional relationships, assisting HLS students in identifying, applying, and securing employment opportunities, as well as providing a forum for cultural exchange and integration. We were founded in the Spring 0f 2017 and have grown tremendously in the short amount of time we have been on campus. Come check us out at one of our events and say hello!


Our current officers are:

Julian Sarafian, Co-Founder, Co-President

Eduard Grigoryan, Co-Founder, Co-President

Matt Smith, Vice-President

Zachary Gray, Vice-President

Philip Bildner, Vice-President of External Affairs

Eric Lim, Treasurer