Stanford Native American Law Students Association (NALSA) raises awareness of Indian Law issues, provides mentorship, and builds affinity within the larger Native community. NALSA is inclusive and all members of the Stanford University community are welcome. We aim to foster an environment of openness and thoughtful debate surrounding issues of concern to Indian country, where all opinions and perspectives are treated with respect and given careful consideration.
NALSA raises awareness of issues relevant to Native communities by hosting speakers, organizing academic programming such as classes and seminars, and broaching concerns during administrative decisionmaking.
NALSA brings peers together to provide guidance on making the most of law school. Alumni and second- and third-year law students share their insight into study methods, class selection, employment opportunities, and clerkships. To leverage the wealth of academic resources available to Stanford students, NALSA engages with the greater Stanford community, including Stanford Native American Graduate Students (SNAGS) and the Native American Cultural Center (NACC).
NALSA fosters camaraderie by building relationships that last a lifetime. Members partake in an annual retreat, “talking circles,” potlucks, and social gatherings as well as the annual Stanford Pow Wow and alumni weekend. NALSA participates in the Diversity Coalition to build bonds among affinity groups and is passionate about welcoming Native American law students and students interested in Indian Law to Stanford Law School.
If you are considering Stanford Law School and would like to learn more about NALSA, please reach out to any member of our executive board. Stanford Law is special and we'd love to tell you why!