Multicultural Law Students Association

The Multicultural Law Students Association (MLSA) is an organization dedicated to advancing issues related to race, ethnicity and cultural awareness at Willamette University College of Law (WUCL). The organization's membership is comprised of students of diverse background, regardless of race.

MLSA welcomes anyone who shares its desire to diversify the law school and the legal profession. As an organization, we seek to create a learning environment where diversity is not merely tolerated, but thrives.

Why is an organization like MLSA important?

Many of our members come from racially and ethnically diverse communities. To help students adjust to their new lives in Salem, Oregon, MLSA offers a support network for its members. New members have the opportunity to be mentored by second- and third-year law students through our peer support program and social events. Members also have the opportunity to hear words of wisdom passed down from judges and attorneys.

In addition to peer support, MLSA remains committed to calling attention to the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We support in organizing the annual celebration of Dr. King’s birthday at Willamette University.

Upcoming MLSA Events

The Multicultural Law Student Association in partnership with Judge Darlene Ortega will be meeting with law school students for “debriefing sessions” on a regular basis to help students share their law school experience and get support. This is a great opportunity to share your experiences, meet other students and get support as you navigate your way through law school! 


September 8, 22, 29 

October 27

November 3, 10, 17, 24


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Zoom Meeting Link: 


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