Welcome to the Middle Eastern and North African Law Students' Association (MENALSA)!

                                        

Mission

The Middle Eastern and North African Law Students' Association (MENALSA) provides a forum for engaging the Yale Law School community on the legal, political, social and cultural realities of the peoples of North Africa and the Middle East. We are an organization that represents law students of Middle Eastern and North African descent. We seek to build a strong and inclusive community for our membership, recognizing our diverse ethnicities, religions, languages, and identities. We also work to connect our membership to professional and academic mentorship and support. We welcome all students interested in advocacy in support of the MENA community.

Message from the 2019-20 MENALSA Co-Chairs

MENALSA is thrilled to welcome new 1Ls, transfer students, LLMs, and returning students to YLS.

MENALSA is an organization that represents law students of Middle Eastern and North African descent. We come from diverse backgrounds, representing various ancestries, religions, ethnicities, and identities.

We are excited to share that this year’s MENALSA board and membership is the largest and most diverse yet. Our members hail from over thirteen different states and have ties to at least eleven different Middle Eastern and North African countries. 

Our members have held leadership positions in all corners of the law school, including First Generation Professionals, Think Different, the Yale Law Christian Fellowship, the Yale Law Muslim Student Association, the American Constitution Society, and the Yale Animal Society. Our community members come from enriching professional backgrounds as well, working at financial services institutions, technology companies, the non-profit sector, NGOs, and consulting firms.   

As Chairs for the 2019-2020 school year, we are honored to serve such a vibrant and inspiring community at YLS. We are looking forward to an active and rewarding school year, and we can’t wait for you to join us! 

2019-20 Board Members

Co-Chairs: Dana Khabbaz and Sumaya Bouadi

Treasurer: Sherry Tanious

Scholarship: Sumer Ghazala

Programming: Timur Akman-Duffy

Outreach: Sarah Lamsifer

3L Rep: Laith Aqel

Annual Events

Retreat

Banquet

Bluebook Trainings

Memo/Brief Trainings

Job Search Trainings

Monthly Social Events

Gratitude to our Sponsors

Contact Us

If you would like more information about MENALSA or would like to sponsor an event, contact us at menalsa@yale.edu