St. John’s Law is home to several affinity groups, including the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, Black Law Students Association, Jewish Law Students Association, Latin American Law Students Association, OUTLaws & Allies, and the South Asian Law Students Association.
The mission of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) is to provide a comprehensive academic, social, and professional support system to St. John’s Law students who identify as Asian or Pacific Islander. We prioritize our members’ professional development by presenting numerous opportunities in the form of internships, scholarships, and networking.
The mission of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) is to articulate and promote the professional needs and goals of black law students and instill a greater awareness of commitment to the black community. We seek to promote, foster, and encourage the academic well-being of black law students.
The Jewish Law Students Association (“JLSA”) serves as a spiritual, academic, and social resource for the Jewish student body within St. John’s University School of Law. JLSA helps to build a sense of community at St. John's Law by providing programming of Jewish social, cultural, religious, and legal significance.
The Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA) is committed to Latinx advancement in the legal profession. We strive to connect students with our broad network of Latinx lawyers and alumni, as well as promote diversity, leadership, and academic success.
The mission of OUTLaws and Allies is to foster awareness and advocacy for legal issues faced by the LGBTQ+ community, to promote a spirit of inclusivity and support among the Law School community, with the goal of identifying common ground and eliminating stigmas associated with the LGBTQ+ community throughout the legal profession.
St. John’s South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA) strives to provide academic, social, and professional support for diverse students, while promoting South Asian culture and values to create an inclusive multicultural Law School community.