Hispanic Law Student Association

The Hispanic Law Students Association, "HLSA," is a legal society at Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, founded in 1980 to bring together students of both Hispanic and American heritage, as well as to promote and advance Hispanic awareness within the community. HLSA works with other organizations on campus to sponsor speakers on subjects of common interest to the student body. In addition, HLSA organizes and holds a variety of community service events and networking events in order to introduce students to judges and attorneys in the legal community.

Why join?

  • HLSA is an organization for both Hispanic and non-Hispanic students, day students and night students.
  • Class outlines and materials available to HLSA members are also available for all students who join.
  • Guest speaker events, social gatherings, food sales, fundraising events, volunteer and pro-bono opportunities.
  • Networking events with law firms and other law schools.
  • Signature events involving lunch at the Broward County Courthouse with judges and attorneys.
  • Close relationships with several Florida Bar associations. And lots more…

2014-2015 Board Members:

  Zarinah St Lawrence President
  Sandra Bahamonde President
  Jessica Gomez Vice-President
  Fatima Bachemin President Elect
  Claudio Balladares Director of Finance
  Andrew Ramos Director of Official Records
  Anaili Triana Director of Legal Affairs
  Franchesca Caminero, Director of Competitions
  Catherine Davis Director of Community Affairs
  Erica Ramos 1L Representative

Faculty Advisor

  Catherine Arcabascio Associate Dean, International Programs & Professor of Law
  Elena Marty-Nelson Professor of Law
  Shahabudeen Khan Assistant Professor of Law
  Roma Perez Professor of Law

General Members

  • Krystal Acosta
  • Manuel Arrieta
  • Janet Aznar
  • Natalie Badillo
  • Pedro Balderramos
  • Yanae Barroso
  • Jennifer Bello
  • Stephania Bertoni
  • Jennifer Betancourt
  • Nathalie Bigio
  • Ernesto Buitrago
  • Eunice Cabrera
  • Sylvia Cano
  • Paola Canola
  • Maybel Castellon
  • Sylvia Cobo
  • Paloma Coelho
  • Stephanie Cook
  • Diana Correa
  • Andrew Davis-Henrichs
  • Mairelys Delgado
  • Mar Estrach
  • Sean Foo
  • Ycnaduy Gangi
  • Daniel Gonzalez
  • Jaclyn Gonzalez
  • Robert Gonzalez
  • Shanttel Grullon
  • Jennifer Haime
  • Cristina Hernandez
  • Taylor Hughes
  • Queira Jackson
  • Liana Johnson
  • Monica Kolovrat
  • Christina Lapadula
  • Caroline Lewis
  • Byron Lopez
  • Lourdes Mantecon
  • Efrain Marimon
  • Alfred Marten
  • Jany Martinez
  • Giannina Maselli
  • Jonathan May
  • Juan Mendez
  • Fabian Moiguer
  • Anthony Murray
  • Katherine Newcomer
  • Jose Orochena
  • Jennifer Palacio
  • Kristen Palacio
  • Victor Palacios
  • Oliver Pena
  • Gabriel Perez
  • Stephany Perez
  • Christina Perez-Gurri
  • Jacqueline Revis
  • Vanessa Romero
  • Miriam Schlesinger
  • Amanda Sejba
  • Michelle Suarez
  • Aron Szabo
  • Alison Trejo
  • Eda Uyar
  • Gloria Valencia
  • Lisbet Velazquez
  • Christian Veras
  • Jordan Weinkle
  • Krystal Wilkinson
  • Alejandro Zagales
  • Cristian Zelaya

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