The Latin American Law Student Association (LALSA) aims to foster an environment conducive of awareness and appreciation for all things concerning the racial and culturally diverse aspects of the many nations that fall under the Hispanic/Latino umbrella. As such, LALSA is open to any member of the WashULaw School community who wishes to immerse or further understand the Latino culture. LALSA also aims to serve as a home-away-from-home for Hispanic and Latino students who are moving to the Midwest.

LALSA Members at the 2022 kick-off bar-b-que.

Upcoming Events

Check back here often for upcoming events, meetings, and volunteering opportunities.

  • Gran Festival Hispano de St Louis. Soulard Park/Soulard Farmers Market Friday, September 23rd through Sunday, September 25th.
  • Student Panel – hear from current 2Ls and 3Ls. Coming Soon
  • Law Firm Events. Coming Soon
  • Volunteering Opportunities:
    • MICA Project
    • Immigration Clinic 9/24/2022
    • Abriendo Puertas
  • Wednesday Study Sessions
  • OCI Panel – Coming Soon


Executive Board

President – Dinora Orozco

Vice-President – Melanie Villarino

Treasurer/Fundraising Chair – Madeline Garcia

Secretary – Khalfani Maatuka

Programming Chair – Eric de Paiva Crouch

Community Advocacy Chair – Elena Ordoñez

Community Service Chair – Maria Jaleh McTeigue

Professional Development Chair – Kennedy Plott