LOS ANGELES – On July 21, 2018, the National Armenian Law Students Association (NALSA) held its annual elections for officers, and elected Michael Guloyan from Southwestern as the chair of NALSA.   The Armenian Bar welcomed Michael to its Board as the student representative. The group also elected its other officers.  “We have a very enthusiastic group this year” said ArmenBar Vice Chairperson Lucy Varpetian adding that “we’re looking forward to working with them closely.”  The Armenian Bar would like to extend a special thank you to Sarkis Yeretsian, who completed his term as NALSA chair.  Also a big thank you to Aleksan Giragosian, who as co-chair of the Student Affairs Committee is assisting this group navigate the transition.  Lastly, thank you to Davit Zargaryan for his vision for creating this group. Learn more about the Armenian Law Student Groups here or check out our Student resources tab on our home page for opportunities to get involved.
Seated Bottom (L-R): ArmenBar Board Member Armen Hovannian, Christina Isagholian (NALSA Secretary/U.C. Hastings), Silvia Bazrkanian (NALSA Vice-Chair/U.C. Hastings), Michael Guloyan (NALSA Chairperson/Southwestern), Tara Moossaian (NALSA West Coast Representative/U.S.C.), Sarkis Yeretsian (NALSA Chair Ex-Officio/Loyola) Seated Top (L-R):  Phillip Shaverdian (U.C.L.A.); ArmenBar Vice Chairwoman Lucy Varpetian, Hasmik Hmayakyan (Loyola), Susanna Saakian (Loyola), Aleksan, Harut Voskanyan (Southwestern),ArmenBar Treasurer Saro Kerkonian Not pictured:  Garabed Koosherian (NALSA East Coast Representative/Boston College),  Tro Semerjian (Thomas Jefferson), Dina Dimirjian (U.C. Davis), Karapet Galajian (Pepperdine), Joseph Kazazian (La Verne)

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2024 International Law Symposium: Call for Papers

The humanitarian crisis for the ethnic Armenian community of Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) [as a result of Azerbaijan’s complete military encirclement, months-long blockade, and, ultimately, the entire Armenian population’s forced migration out of Nagorno-Karabakh] raise oft-ignored questions about the universality and effectiveness of non-derogable international human rights norms. This Call for Papers seeks submissions of abstracts for papers exploring the relationship between human rights and unrecognized or partially recognized States (viz, countries), particularly in connection with the live issues in Nagorno-Karabakh.

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