The South Asian Law Students Association

SALSA promotes discussion and awareness of issues affecting South Asians, particularly with respect to the law. We also strive to create a sense of community among students of South Asian heritage as well as those interested in South Asia by organizing numerous social, cultural, educational, and professional events throughout the year.


Held annually during the fall semester, Mela is SALSA's signature event; a night of South Asian food, dance and merriment to celebrate our culture. Mela is usually held on the first Saturday of November and it is an excellent opportunity for anyone wishing to show off their South Asian attire and dance moves. 

The event is planned entirely by the SALSA board and Columbia Law students are welcome to invite their friends and family to take part in the festivities. Tickets are typically sold starting a few weeks before Mela.


Firm Sponsorship

We are grateful to our sponsors whose continued support allows us to serve our community:

Gold Sponsors:

  • Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
  • Covington & Burling LLP
  • Jones Day
  • Sidley Austin LLP

Silver Sponsors:

  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Bronze Sponsors:

  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Paul Hastings LLP
  • Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
  • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
  • Winston & Strawn LLP

Please contact [email protected] if you would like to sponsor us.