Student Journals and Organizations

All offices are located in William H. Gates Hall.

Please contact to update information on this page, or for help with your student organization website. For more information on how to start or contact a student organization, contact the Student Bar Association.

Minority Student Organizations

Asian Pacific American Law Student Association

The Asian/Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA) was formed with two major goals: 1) to organize, support and promote the concerns of Asian and Pacific Islander minorities in the legal profession, and 2) to increase ethnic diversity and awareness in the Law School and in the legal profession.

Contact: Emily Vo,

Black Law Students Association

The Black Law Students Association (BLSA) aims to foster an inclusive community and provide support for Black law students.

Contact: Gabryelle Matz-Carter, ; Enny Olaleye,

Jewish Law Students Association

The mission of the Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA) is to celebrate the tradition of lawyering as a form of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world). The JLSA is designed to meet the needs of the Jewish student body within the University of Washington School of Law.

Chelsea Medwin,
Taryn Michaela Harris,

Latinx Law Student Association

The Latinx Law Student Associated (LLSA) provides professional, educational, and social support to member students while simultaneously fostering community amongst Latinx students on campus and in the Washington legal community. LLSA promotes the success of Latinx law students by organizing a variety of events, including networking opportunities, mentorship programs, and cultural celebrations. LLSA also strives to increase diversity and Latinx representation in the UW Law community and bring attention to a range of minority-related, social justice issues. 


Wendy Roman,
Talia Cabrera,
Tanya Helbig,
Patrick Rettig,

Middle Eastern and South Asian Law Student Association

MESALSA strives to create a sense of community among students of Middle Eastern and South Asian heritage, as well as students interested in the Middle East and South Asia. MESALSA connects students to South Asian and Middle Eastern attorneys practicing in the PNW through several events throughout the school year.


Minority Law Student Association

The Minority Law Student Association is for systemically marginalized students of this institution looking for a space to build community, question power, and further the goals of social justice. MLSA intentionally reclaims space for students of color, queer folks, people with disabilities, and other students from backgrounds that have been marginalized and continue to struggle with access to legal institutions and justice. MLSA offers solidarity with students who may not identify closely with traditional law school trajectories and seeks to create a place of community for those doing similar work. In addition to other affinity groups, MLSA is a space for minorities built on the mission to center and amplify their voices and experiences.


Native American Law Student Association

The Native American Law Students Association (NALSA) was founded in 1970 to support Native and Indigenous students at the University of Washington School of Law and to promote the study of Indian law and Tribal law among all law students in order to serve Tribes and Native communities with a commitment to excellence and cultural competence.

Sam Hussey,

OUTlaws (LGBTQ+ Student Group)

The purpose of OUTlaws is to provide a social and support network for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) law students at the University of Washington (UW) School of Law; to raise awareness of LGBTQ+ legal issues within the student body and faculty; and to provide mentoring to law students by sponsoring on-campus speakers, discussion panels and advocacy activities

Zach Finn,
Gwen Stevenson,

Parents Attending Law School

PALS aims to create a social network, support group and student organization for students who have or are considering having children, as well as raising awareness in the law school community about work-family and parenting-related issues.

Women's Law Caucus

The Women’s Law Caucus is an intersectional feminist organization dedicated to raising awareness about women in law—both as professionals in the field and as subjects of the law. With the changing legal landscape related to reproductive rights, we want to create a safe space for students to discuss these topics and also be agents of change. We provide support to law students through mentorship programs, informational workshops, networking and service opportunities, and educational and social events.

Rhea Bhatia,
Julia Davis,

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