Latin American Law Students Association- Touro Law

Latin American Law Students Association- Touro Law

LALSA Touro Law We the members of the Latin American Law Students Association in order to insure the efficiency and the posterity of this organization, support the goals of academic excellence, promote legal awareness and education in the Latin American Community, amplify the Latin American voice in the Legal Community, and to obtain and maintain meaningful communication between the student body, and the Faculty, hereby enact this Constitution of the Latin American Law Student Association.

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Congratulations to our graduating members, including our President, Vice-Presidents, and Treasurer 🙌🏽🎓⚖️ #ICONIC #LALSA #tourolawlalsa #tourolalsa #tourolawcenter #tourolaw #touro #doctorsofjurisprudence


Tomorrow !!! Come out and join us for the second annual Salsa con LALSA!

There will be food, drinks, dancing, and all of your favorite LALSA members!


Join BLSA tomorrow night for a screening Marshall which tells the incredible tale of the first African American Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall! Food will be served


Please join BLSA and LALSA for a join event next Wednesday in the FCR where we get the opportunity to have Tanya K. Hernandez speak with us about her new book, Multiracials and Civil Rights: Mixed race stories of discrimination! —————————————————————
Professor Hernandez is an internationally recognized comparative race law expert and Fulbright Scholar who has visited at the Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, in Paris and the University of the West Indies Law School, in Trinidad. She has previously served as a Law and Public Policy Affairs Fellow at Princeton University, a Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Research on Women at Rutgers University; a Non-resident Faculty Fellowship at the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, and as an Independent Scholar in Residence at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Professor Hernandez is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and the American Law Institute. Hispanic Business Magazine selected her as one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics of 2007. #LALSA #tourolawlalsa #tourolalsa #tourolawcenter #tourolaw #touro


Please be sure to get out and vote today, polls close at 9 pm in New York State. Do your civic duty! Uber and Lyft are offering free/discounted rides. Grab an umbrella and get out there! #LALSA #tourolawlalsa #tourolalsa #tourolawcenter #tourolaw #touro


Some of our e-board members and faculty advisor at a wonderful event celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month #lihbagala #lihba #LALSAHispanicHeritageMonth #lalsa #tourolawlalsa #tourolalsa #tourolawcenter #tourolaw #touro


Hispanic Heritage Month Influential Person #3: Sophie Cruz. 🇲🇽 Sophie may only be 8 years old, but she is a brave and vocal activist! Sophie was born in the United States, but her parents are undocumented and could face deportation. When Pope Francis visited Washington, D.C., in 2015, when she was just 5 years old, she hoped to meet him to deliver a note asking him to speak out for undocumented immigrants. When the Pope's car passed by, Sophie ran out into the street to see him but was turned away by security. However, the Pope had seen her run out from the crowd and requested to meet her. He hugged her, and she left her note with his attendants. Pope Francis addressed the issue at a joint meeting of the United States Congress the next day, encouraging greater openness for immigrants and refugees. Cruz's trip to see the Pope was sponsored by La Hermandad Mexicana Transnacional, a Los Angeles-based immigration advocacy organization. In an interview, Cruz said: "I believe I have the right to live with my parents. I have the right to be happy. My dad works very hard in a factory galvanizing pieces of metal. All immigrants just like my dad feed this country. They deserve to live with dignity. They deserve to live with respect." In May 2016, Cruz was invited to visit President Barack Obama at the White House for a Cinco de Mayo celebration. Because her parents were undocumented, they were not able to enter the White House, and instead, Sophie was accompanied by Alida Garcia from and filmmaker Paola Mendoza. Mendoza had previously directed a short video, "Free Like the Birds," starring Sophie and her family that debuted in the Tribeca Film Festival. She appeared in the video "11 Million Stories" in partnership with, which discussed the potential implications of national mass-deportation and how children like her, with undocumented parents, faced certain obstacles. On January 21, 2017, Cruz was a featured speaker at the Women's March in Washington, D.C., in protest against the inauguration of Donald Trump. She said in her memorized speech, given in both English and Spanish, "We are here together making a chain of love to protect our families. Let us fight with love, faith, and courage so that our families will not be destroyed." Cruz's widely seen speech was called "powerful" and "inspiring," with one commentator saying that she had "captured hearts" with her performance. #LALSAHispanicHeritageMonth #graciasportucontribución #lalsa #tourolawlalsa #tourolalsa #tourolawcenter #tourolaw #touro


Join LALSA on October 21st as we walk in support and solidarity with all those affected by breast cancer. This is a great event, for a great cause!!

To sign up with LALSA, please follow this link:


Hispanic Heritage Month Influential Person #2: Gina Rodriguez. 🇵🇷 She is an American actress, rapper, model, writer, producer, and director. She is the daughter of Puerto Rican parents. She is best known for her starring role as Jane Villanueva in Jane the Virgin. In 2015, she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series Musical or Comedy. She is the SECOND LATINA to ever win this award. However, it is not just her acting that should be paid close attention, but her voice as well. She is an active supporter of the Hispanic/Latino community as a member of the board of directors for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (whose mission is to support Latino families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many Hispanic American students as possible), and supporter of the Adelante Movement (a nonprofit that aims to train and empower Latinas to become entrepreneurs), the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP’s mission is to “discover, promote and inspire Latinx content creators and diverse voices across all media platforms”), the National Council of La Raza (NCLR is a Latino nonprofit advocacy organization that advocates in favor of progressive public policy changes including immigration reform, a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, and reduced deportations), and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization, providing leadership development programs and educational services to students and young emerging Latino leaders). Rodriguez also launched the We Will Foundation, which aims to empower young women from low-income backgrounds and help them find their path in the performing arts. On her Instagram, she started #MovementMondays where she showcases the achievements of a different Latinx activist, actor, singer, etc. every week. #LALSAHispanicHeritageMonth #graciasportucontribución #lalsa #tourolawlalsa #tourolalsa #tourolawcenter #tourolaw #touro


Hispanic Heritage Month Influential Person #1: Hon. Miriam Naveira de Merly. 🇵🇷 Research study was done on the Latinas who argued before the nation’s high court, from 1950 to 2009, and it revealed only THIRTEEN known Latinas have argued before the Supreme Court of the United States. The first known Latina to argue before the United States Supreme Court was Hon. Miriam Naveira de Merly who argued Examining Board v. Flores de Otero, 426 U.S. 572 (1976), in 1975. Naveira was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, in 1934. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in chemistry from the College of Mount Saint Vincent and her law degree from the University of Puerto Rico. In 1975, she was the Solicitor General of Puerto Rico. She went on to eventually serve on the Puerto Rico Supreme Court beginning in 1985, and as Chief Justice of Puerto Rico from 2003-2004. #LALSAHispanicHeritageMonth #graciasportucontribución #lalsa #tourolawlalsa #tourolalsa #tourolawcenter #tourolaw #touro


Hispanic Heritage month starts on September 15th and ends on October 15th, this year LALSA will present some influential Hispanic and Latino/a Americans who have made contributions to our heritage and culture! Be sure to keep an eye out and learn about some amazing individuals #LALSA #tourolawlalsa #tourolalsa #tourolawcenter #tourolaw #touro


A big thank you to everyone who stopped by our bake sale and helped support our organization ❤️ #LALSA #tourolawlalsa #tourolalsa #tourolawcenter #tourolaw #touro


We will be having a bake sale tomorrow 9/13/18 from 12-6 pm by the cafeteria. We will also be having a raffle for one New York Giants basket and one New York Jets basket! So come by for a treat or to buy some tickets for the raffle! We look forward to seeing you! #LALSA #tourolawlalsa #tourolalsa #tourolawcenter #tourolaw #touro


The time has come! Our 1st general meetings of the semester will take place, this Thursday. We hope to see you all there. Come down, and see what we're all about! #LALSA #tourolawlalsa #tourolalsa #tourolawcenter #tourolaw #touro


Be sure to stop by our table at the welcome BBQ and sign up and get a goodie bag #LALSA #tourolawlalsa #tourolalsa #tourolawcenter #tourolaw #touro


Thanks guys!


Come join LALSA as we host the 1st Annual Friendsgiving Celebration with JLSA in the FCR tomorrow at 12:30. There will be LOTS of Thanksgiving food and presents to wrap for needy children. See you there!


Tomorrow is the day! Our Semi-Annual Salsa con LALSA will be in the FCR from 5:30-8PM at Touro Law. We will also be fundraising all day long in the cafeteria through our bake sale and gift basket raffles. Stop by and show some love!


Every little bit helps!


If anyone would like to donate any of the items being collected please bring them to the LALSA desk located on the lower level Touro Law Center


It's here, come join LALSA! Our 1st general meetings will take place today and tomorrow. We hope to see you all there. Come down, and see what we're all about! #LALSA #tourolawlalsa #tourolalsa #tourolawcenter #tourolaw #touro


Hey all! Welcome to new students and welcome back to returning students. Come down to Maxwell's tonight for a student social hosted by us and SBA at 9 p.m. It should be a great time! #LALSA #tourolalsa #tourolawlalsa #tourosba #tourolawcenter #tourolaw #touro #maxwells #maxwellsislip


Part of our E-board at the Club Fair, yesterday. Welcome new students! #LALSA #tourolawlalsa #tourolalsa #tourolaw


Today! TODAY!! Come join us for a great time at #SalsaconLALSAdos #tourolawlalsa #tourolalsa #lalsa #tourolaw #tourolawcenter


Please join us next week for a great event! The topic will be immigration and our special guest speaker will be Adam Tavares, Esq. Touro Law Center


Happy Monday everyone! Be sure to get your tickets for the MetroLALSA event PA'LANTE VII Contra La Corriente being held at Pace Law School this Saturday #lalsa #metrolalsa #tourolawlalsa #tourolalsa #tourolaw #tourolawcenter #touro


A definite must attend! CLE, top panelists, and the best latinxs in the law in the NY metro area. What more could you ask for. Stay tuned for Touro LALSA member opportunities to attend this marvelous conference.


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CLE credits available for attorneys and panels for law students and prelaw students.

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Bake sale this Wednesday, come down and enjoy some treats before Thanksgiving! #gobbletilyouwobble


Some videos from Salsa con LALSA: Uno!


Some videos from Salsa con LALSA: Uno!


Salsa con LALSA: Uno! 2016


This week, this week, this week!!!! Come down and have a good time, with some dancing, some food, and good people!


It's almost here! Salsa con LALSA: Uno! We hope you can join us for some dancing, dinner, and drinks!


Preview of the baskets! 1 for $3, 2 for $5, 3 for $10, and 12 for $20 Touro Law Center

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