Student Organizations and Diversity

At BU Law, you’ll find more than 30 student organizations—including six affinity groups—representing varied interests, cultures, and backgrounds. Many work together to co-sponsor social, academic, and professional events, and they have mentoring programs and hold networking events and career panels with alumni interested in helping students establish careers. Additionally, our affinity groups work closely with local and national organizations that promote their missions—meaning you'll begin building a network across the country just by being involved.


BU Law’s six affinity groups include:

Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA)

videoA sampling of APALSA events:

  • Meet the Firms
  • Lunar New Year Dinner
  • Mentorship Events
  • APALSA Alumni Dinner

Black Law Students Association (BLSA):

A sampling of BLSA events:

  • Eye on Africa and the Diaspora Conference
  • Boston Urban Debate League Tournament
  • Socials with Professors and Administrators
  • Black History Month Celebration

Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA)

A sampling of LALSA events:

  • Professional Networking: Latinos in the Legal Profession
  • Inter-LALSA Socials
  • Law 101: LALSA in the High Schools

OutLaw (LGBTQ Student Organization)

A sampling of Outlaw events:

  • Alumni Networking Reception
  • Defining Equality Lecture Series
  • Community Building with local and national LGBTQ organizations

Middle Eastern & South Asian Law Students Association (MESALSA)

A sampling of SALSA events:

  • Chat over Chaat, Mentorship program
  • 1L Job Search & Resume Review Clinic
  • Diwali & Eid Celebration Dinner
  • Inter-SALSA Mixer

Native American & Other Indigenous Peoples Law Students Association (NALSA & Peoples)

A sampling of NALSA & Peoples events:

  • All-American Thanksgiving Potluck
  • Service trip to Oklahoma to work with Oklahoma Indian Legal Services
  • Kurdish New Year Celebration
  • Introduction to Indian Law with Professor Wexler