Author: Reena Naik LAW '21

The South Asian Law Students Association | Student Organization Voices Series

  Your Name: Reena Naik Graduation Year: May 2021 Name of Organization: The South Asian Law Students Association Position in Organization: President Temple Law School: When did you join this organization? Reena Naik: I joined the South Asian Law Students Association as a 1L. I first heard about SALSA at the student organization fair during 1L orientation. The members of SALSA were incredibly welcoming and approachable. I later became a 1L Representative as I wanted to have a more active role in the organization. TLS: Why did you decide to join this group? RN: I decided to become a SALSA member because it truly felt like a family and my “home away from home.” As a native of Birmingham, Alabama, I was completely new to Philadelphia. Luckily, I found some of my closest friends and mentors through SALSA which helped ease the transition to a new city and starting law school. I also joined SALSA because I am a first-generation law student. I knew very few lawyers prior to law school and wanted to expand …