South Asian Law Student Association
The South Asian Law Student Association (SALSA) is a student organization dedicated to spreading awareness about legal issues affecting the South Asian community and celebrating South Asian culture. Since our founding at Stetson during the 2008-2009 school year, SALSA has enriched Stetson's study body as well as the surrounding Tampa Bay community with exceptional educational and cultural programming.
Our annual fall event, Festival of Lights, celebrates South Asian culture with a night of ethnic food, music, and dancing. Our annual spring event, Holi, is a festival that celebrates the coming of spring with color-throwing and traditional Indian food. In addition to these big events, SALSA regularly holds lunch hour panels and discussions. In the past, SALSA has presented topics such as Forced to Take off Her Hijab, which explored the constitutionality of forcing Islamic women to remove their hijabs, and How to Use Your Stetson Degree Internationally, which featured Stetson students and professors sharing their experiences about working abroad.
Additionally, SALSA is committed to providing mentoring and networking opportunities. SALSA's Bhaiya/Didi (Brother/Sister) Mentoring Program pairs first-year students with upperclassmen to ease the transition into law school and provide academic and professional guidance. SALSA also holds networking events with Tampa Bay area law firms and SALSA's members attend the Minority Networking Fair in Miami in November.
All Stetson students, regardless of race and ethnicity, are encouraged to attend SALSA events and join our wonderful organization.
The SALSA executive board looks forward to seeing you at our next event!