Greetings from NLLSA Chair Yessica Pinales!


On behalf of the National Latina/o Law Student Association (NLLSA), I welcome you to our website! If you have any questions, please contact me at


Mission Statement

NLLSA is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation serving as a conduit for Latina/o law student voices. Founded on principles of social, ethnic, racial, gender and sexual equality, NLLSA is focused on advancing Latina/o academic success and commitment to community service. NLLSA is fueled by a progressive coalition-building approach to addressing the legal issues affecting Latinas/os around the nation.

Our Vision

NLLSA is every Latina/o law student’s connection to the larger Latina/o legal community.  We strive to be the leading center for student resources, dialogue and action. NLLSA is committed to encouraging student-led encuentros, conferences, and other community-strengthening gatherings. We aspire to inform, excite and empower generations of Latina/o law students so that they may be responsive to the legal needs of the communities that surround them.