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Getting to Know TJSL’s Student Organizations

January 23, 2014

On Thursday, January 22, TJSL’s Student Organizations came together to meet and greet potential new members.

“The Org. Fair is a great way to introduce the different student organizations on campus especially to first year students,” said Ian Seruelo who is the Vice President of the Immigration Law Society (ILS), the Diversity Chair of  the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) as well as the President of the Labor & Employment Law Association (LELA). “LELA is a new organization and we want students to know about the group and the exciting fields of labor and employment law.”

“The Student Organization Fair was a great opportunity for new students to speak to Middle Eastern Law Students Association (MELSA) members and really connect,” said MELSA President Taly Haghighi. “MELSA strives to bring together a community of students at TJSL by hosting events focusing on diversity, networking, and social events. MELSA is looking forward to seeing many new faces at our first general meeting in two week!”

More than 30 organizations set up in the Student Org. office located on the 5th floor.

“The Sports Law Society is always looking for new members, and the Student Org. Fair is a great way to let students know who we are and what our mission is,” said Sports Law Society President, Michelle Evenson (2L).

“This is one of the first opportunities students have to meet and get involved with the many diverse clubs and interest groups on campus,” said Jackie Nicolas (3L) President of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA). “More importantly, the fair gives organizations, like APALSA a chance to reach out to new students, reconnect with current members, and tell everyone what we’re all about.”

Organization representatives said that they appreciate this opportunity to speak one-on-one with interested students.

“I joined the Intellectual Property Law Association (IPLA) because I am interested in IP law, especially the field of patents,” said IPLA member Pamela Rivera (2L). “Being a member of this organization has allowed me to connect with other students that are equally interested in the field. The IPLA board frequently informs members about networking and job opportunities. It is a great organization that every student interested in IP should join.”

“Armenian Law Students Association was originally started by a small number of TJSL students who wished to form a tight-knit group of friends who could rely on one another and support each other through the hardships of law school,” said Najda Aslanyan (3L) President of ALSA. “As membership has increased, we have been able to host events that guide law students in deciding what legal path suits them the best. I’m glad to have seen so many new students who are interested in joining our organization. We invite students to participate by bringing in creative ideas and helping to make ALSA better than ever!”  

“This is a good chance to network with fellow students and learn about different areas of law,” said Julie Houth President of the Immigration Law Society and the Social Chair for APALSA. “I highly encourage students to get involved with student organizations because their involvement allows networking opportunities with the San Diego legal community and beyond. This ultimately can lead to possible employment opportunities. I’ve received internship and job offers due to my involvement in these organizations.”

The next Student Org. Fair will take place at the beginning of the Fall semester.

See the full list of TJSL student organizations.