The Harvard Native American Law Students Association (NALSA) is astudent-run organization dedicated to fostering a supportive atmosphere for Native American students at Harvard Law School, and is composed of Native American law students and students interested in issues affecting the Native community. NALSA first and foremost strives to provide a support system for indigenous law students by providing academic support and opportunities—including participation in the National NALSA Moot Court Competition—and social events. NALSA also works to promote campus discourse on Federal Indian and tribal law issues, support student and faculty inquiry into these areas of law, and recruit Native students to HLS

The year 2013-2014, was an exciting one for us. Our events included:

  • Dinner with Tim Coulter, Executive Director of the Indian Law Resource Center.
  • Meeting with Kevin Gover, Director of the National Museum of the American Indian, and former Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs
  • Mixers with Boston-area NALSA groups and Native graduate student organizations at Harvard
  • Potluck dinners with the Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP)
  • An Indian Law conference hosted at Harvard Law School
  • A trip to the Federal Native American Bar Association Conference in Santa Fe, NM
  • Admitted Students dinners

If you have any questions about NALSA, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at nalsa@mail.law.harvard.edu. We look forward to seeing you all soon!



Lauren Anstey, Elizabeth Reese & Leonard Powell

2014 – 2015 Harvard NALSA Executive Board