Diversity-Focused Centers, Programs, Affiliations, and Student Groups

New York Law School is committed to advancing diversity within our institution and within the community. Below is a list of some of our diversity-focused Centers, Programs, and Clinics:

Student Groups

NYLS encourages and promotes students from diverse backgrounds to organize and make themselves visible on campus through events and forums. We are dedicated to creating an environment where all students feel valued and contribute to New York’s Law School’s academic and cultural environment.

In addition to the Diversity Committee of the Student Bar Association, NYLS supports the work of these student organizations:

Asian American Law Students Association

The Asian American Law Students Association represents and supports students of Asian Pacific heritage. For more information, contact apalsa@nyls.edu.

President
Nancy Yang 3L

Vice President
Abigail Viernes 3L

Secretary
Asha Mehrotra 3L

Treasurer
Nathan Lam 3L

Attorney General
Yao Lin 2L

Fundraising and Events Co-Chairs
Justin Chan 2L
Lucia McMurray 2L

Academic Chair
Dasheng Lin 2L

Public Relations Director
Nicollette Alvarez 2L

Black Law Students Association

The Black Law Students Association represents and supports students of Black, African-American, Caribbean, and similar heritage. For more information, contact blsa@nyls.edu.

President
Jasmine Bridges 3L

Vice President
Christina Raton 3L

Evening Vice President
Rana Constant 4L, Evening

Treasurer
Matthew Williams 2L

Attorney General
Evora McGlone 2L

Secretary
Jesse Ahinful 3L

Academic Chair
Eman Bare 2L

Alumni Affairs
Jennifer Mars 3L

Fundraising Chair
Maraya Aboly-Brown 2L

Community Service
Dina Hodges 2L

Historian
Ruth Jeannite 3L

Competition Director
Iris Santiago 4L, Evening

Mentor Mentee Co-Chairs
SaBreigha Dixon 2L
Sabrina Smith 2L, Evening

First Generation Professionals

President
Shana Thomas 3L

Vice President
Whitley Smith 3L

Treasurer
Ashley Maldonado De La Fuente 2L

Secretary
Brittany Singh 2L

Professional Development Co-Chairs
Elizabeth Valldejuli 2L
Corey Gibbs 2L

Academic Chair
Rebecca Carey 2L

Membership Chair
Blazej Pulawski 2L

Latin American Law Students Association

The Latin American Law Students Association represents and supports students of Latino heritage. For more information, contact llsa@nyls.edu.

President
Alicia Trujillo 3L

Vice President
Aida Garcia 2L

Treasurer
Daniel Aguirre 2L

Secretary
Shada Paula 2L

Communications Director
Gabriela Pulla 2L, Evening

Social Chair
Gina Rodriguez 2L

Academic Chair
Yessenia Gonzalez 3L

Professional Development Chair
Scarlett Macias 2L, Evening

Admissions and Alumni Chair
Ezgi Yilmaz 3L

Legal Association for Women

President
Gianna Signorille 3L

Vice President: Administration
Suzanne Allen 3L

Vice President: Programming
Kristen Abraham 3L

Secretary
Jessica Awad 2L

Treasurer
Caroline McGuire 3L

Social Media Co-Chairs
Erin Peake 3L
Alexis Lightner 3L

Mentoring Co-Chairs
Victoria Ventimiglia 2L
Elizabeth Barrett 2L

Fundraising Chair
Ashley Maldonado De La Fuente 2L

Military Justice Veteran’s Association

The Military Justice Veteran’s Association represents and supports students in the military community. For more information, contact diversity@nyls.edu.

President
William McGovern 3L, Evening

Treasurer
Abby Cannon 3L

Secretary
Earl Loria 3L, Evening

Muslim Law Students Association

The Muslim Law Students Association represents and supports students of Islamic background. For more information, contact mlsa@nyls.edu.

President
Safiya Bekmez 3L

Vice President
Ezgi Yilmaz 3L

Secretary
Aneeta Iqbal 2L

Treasurer
Neslihan Talu 2L

Events Coordinator
Brittany Singh 2L

Fundraising Chair
Dzenela Becic 2L

Social Media Chair
Eman Bare 2L

1L Liason
Vijata Patel 2L

OutLaws

OutLaws represents and supports students who identify with and support the LGBTQ community. For more information, contact outlaws@nyls.edu.

President
Jennifer Alvarez 3L

Vice President
Corey Gibbs 2L

Secretary
Megan Hawkins 3L

Treasurer
Brian Brantley 2L

Academic Chair
Patrick Marshall 3L

Social Chair
David Escoto 2L