Letter to 1Ls & Transfers!

Congratulations on deciding to attend Harvard Law and welcome to the HLS community! We’d like to take this opportunity to briefly introduce you to our group, La Alianza, the Latino student organization at HLS.

The Law School attracts exceptional Latina/o students who bring a diversity of opinions and experiences to the Harvard community. La Alianza provides a forum for sharing and building upon this diversity of experience, and represents the needs of our current, future, and past students. The organization aims to ensure that Latina/o students successfully integrate into social, academic, and professional life at Harvard.  We encourage the formation of close personal and professional relationships among students and sponsor a variety of events and programs aimed at academic support, community building, professional development and guidance, and cultural awareness.

In the fall, 1Ls will have an opportunity to get to know other La Alianza members through our social gatherings, academic and professional development events, and community service projects. In the spring, we host an annual Harvard-wide conference where Latinos from across the country meet to discuss topics of importance to our community.  Because the conference is planned and executed largely by 1Ls, participating is a great opportunity to get involved with the organization and forge relationships with students from other Harvard graduate schools.

La Alianza also organizes a number of lunches, panels, and informal gatherings throughout the year, such as happy hours and movie screenings.  We hope that you will join us next year in making our experience at HLS a memorable one.

You can also reach us with any questions you may have about student life at HLS or La Alianza. We hope you have a wonderful summer and look forward to seeing you this Fall. In the meantime, you can find us on Facebook and through our website.

Again, congratulations on your admission and we look forward to seeing you in the
Fall!

 

Best Regards,

Melanie Berdecia

President, La Alianza
J.D. Candidate, 2015
Harvard Law School

 

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