The Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA) at the University of Kansas School of Law serves all members of the law school community. JLSA aims to encourage pluralism, ethical practice and communal service through social and educational events open to all law school students.
JLSA is one of the smaller student groups at KU Law, and we strive to embody the idea that even a small group can make a big difference. JLSA’s activities impact both the KU Law student community and the community at large. One of JLSA’s biggest projects during the 2010-2011 school year is a service project, or chesed project. Chesed, a central precept in Judaism, is rooted in the importance of compassion. One of the ways that members of JLSA express compassion for those around us and engage in chesed is to serve the world around us. For our service project, serving the community will be taking the form of helping to provide clothing and other aid to needy people living in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. JLSA will be partnering with KU Law’s Christian Legal Society and the Islamic Law Students Association for the project. By working together with other KU Law groups to reach out to the world community, JLSA hopes to demonstrate the appreciation for religious tolerance, diversity and chesed that KU Law encourages.
Andrea Kalish, 1L