Hispanic Law Students Association

HLSA leaders - past and present - gather for a photo.The Hispanic Law Students Association (HLSA) promotes the educational, cultural and social goals of the Hispanic community. The organization also works to enrich the lives of everyone at the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law. HLSA is also actively involved in the recruitment of students for a more diverse student body.

2013-2014 Leadership

  • President – Jordan Vahdat
  • Vice President – Jonathan Martin
  • Secretary – Virginia Baughn
  • Treasurer – Kevin White


HLSA sponsors panel discussions on topics like immigration law changes.Events:

  • Back to School Party
  • Panel Discussion – The Practice of Immigration Law in Arkansas
  • Use of Interpreters in the Courtroom
  • Mediation in Transnational Disputes
  • Voter Registration/Community Volunteer Work
  • Spanish Immersion Dinner
  • Bake Sale for  a  Needy Family at Christmas
  • HLSA Annual Scholarship Banquet

Now Collecting Applications for the HLSA Endowed Scholarship for Public Service!

Application Deadline:  April 1, 2014

HLSA Endowed Scholarship for Public Service Application

  • Please upload a brief (half page) statement outlining the reasons why you feel that you demonstrate financial need.
  • Please upload a brief (500 words or less) statement describing your HLSA involvement as well as your commitment to HLSA and Public Service.

Hispanic National Bar Association