Programming & Events


At the start of the academic year, all members, old and new, will be invited to a retreat, where members can enjoy the September weather, welcome the incoming class, and foster community among our membership.

Study Hour
LLSA will host a weekly workshop series to provide important skills within and outside of the classroom. Though directed toward the 1L class, it will be open to all members.

LLSA Forum
Throughout the year, LLSA will host student forums or invited speakers for discussion and critical exploration of Latinxs in law and challenges facing our communities at and beyond YLS. Speakers will include practitioners in the private sector, public interest, government, and academia, as well as a number of Latinx judges.


NYC Job Trek
LLSA will arrange a day-long job trek to New York City for a group of LLSA students in the spring semester to meet with talent management/representatives at both firms and non-profits in the city.
Firms and NGOs interested in hosting LLSA members during this event or interested in visiting YLS to meet with LLSA members should contact Evelin Caro Gutierrez at

Buddy Program
All 1Ls and transfers will be paired with an upperclassman buddy as a resource throughout the year. LL.Ms and J.S.Ds will also have the opportunity to participate in a pilot buddy program with a J.D. who will invite them home during a long weekend or holiday.

LLSA Scholar
LLSA offers resources in support of student scholarship relating to any aspect of latinidad or Latinx/Latin American legal issues. At the end of the year, the LLSA Scholar will present their research to the broader LLSA and YLS community.

Social Events:

  • “LLSA spotlights” during which members will share their research or pre-YLS work with the community
  • Potlucks and kick-backs at LLSA member apartments
  • “Mesas Espanglesas/Portuglesas,” or Spanish/Portuguese lunches
  • Noches de Pachanga events with dancing and LLSA bonding