The Native American Law Students Association (NALSA) provides academic, social, and cultural support to Native American students at the University of Colorado Law School as well as those with an interest in federal Indian and tribal law. NALSA hosts and supports events throughout the academic year to educate the Colorado Law community on Native issues, connect its members to Indian law practitioners, and engage with members of the local Native community. For more information on the Native American Law Students Association, please contact Allison Hester ( or Kamran Zafar (

Past Activities

Every year in September, NALSA hosts a social for the incoming students to meet the current NALSA membership. In early November, NALSA also sponsors the Fall Harvest Feast, a Native American community potluck for law students, members of the Colorado Indian Bar Association (CIBA) and Native American community members. NALSA has also participated in National NALSA Moot Court, the Federal Bar Association's Indian Law Conference, the Denver March Pow Wow, and the annual CIBA Red Rock Ramble fundraiser. In 2009, CU NALSA co-hosted the 17th Annual National NALSA Moot Court Competition with the University of Denver NALSA Chapter (the event was held at the Wolf Law Building).

Other Information

Officers Co-President: Allison Hester, Co-President: Kamran Zafar,
Vice President: Marissa Garcia,
Secretary: Jeremiah Jones,
Treasurer: Ellen Hyams,
Ntnl Affialiate Website
TWEN Website click here for TWEN website
On the NALSA TWEN site, students will find organizational information about NALSA, upcoming events, opportunities (moot court and writing competitions, fellowships, scholarships, externships, clerkships, jobs, etc.) and member contributions as to current Native issues. There are also sign-up sheets for event volunteers, surveys and e-mail access to the NALSA membership.
Web Contact

Lauren Goschke