Multi-Cultural Law Students Association

The Western New England University Multi-Cultural Law Students Association (MCLSA) promotes diversity within the School of Law and helps prepare students of all backgrounds to embark on a legal profession.

The School’s Office of Career Services and the MCLSA work closely with several outreach organizations (including the Lawyer’s Collaborative for Diversity, Inc., and the Boston Lawyer’s Group) to provide a variety of career planning programming for diversity students. The groups hold job fairs and sponsor workshops on topics ranging from courtroom decorum to landing a summer associate position. MCLSA is an umbrella organization serving the Black Law Students Association, the Latin American Law Students Association, and the Asian Pacific Law Students Association.

MCLSA provides support and guidance through the Big Brother/Big Sister Law and the Mentor/Mentee programs. The Big Brother/Big Sister Law program pairs entering students with upper-class students to help ease the transition to law school. Through the Mentor/Mentee program, local attorneys offer guidance and advice on career paths and making the most of law school.

The School of Law brings the discussion of race and its relationship to the law before our students, faculty, administration, and the surrounding community through conferences and classes. The School hosted the first ever Northeastern People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference and Northeastern Students of Color Legal Scholarship Conference.