July 23, 2018
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law's Director of Academic and Student Affairs, Rebekah Grodsky, served on the Conference Committee of the second annual National Association of Law Student Affairs Professionals (NALSAP) Conference, Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law June 28-30, 2018.
"With more than 200 people in attendance, we believe this was the largest gathering of law school student affairs professionals in history," said Grodsky. Grodsky has been selected as the incoming NALSAP President for the 2018-19 academic year.
"Please join me in congratulating Rebekah," said Michael Colatrella, Associate Dean of Faculty at McGeorge. "She is doing amazing work on a national level to improve legal education."
In addition to helping to organize this highly successful organization and conference, Grodsky gave two presentations at this year's conference: "Leadership Under Construction" (how to design a leadership retreat or course that goes beyond the nuts and bolts of how to operate a student organization on campus), which she co-presented with McGeorge alumna Emily Scivoletto '98, UCLA School of Law; and "Meditation 101" (how to cultivate a mindfulness practice as a form of self-care).
NALSAP was founded in March of 2016 by Grodsky and three other law student affairs professionals. The vision was that NALSAP would provide its members with information about law student affairs best practices, resources for student programming, opportunities for professional growth, and the support of a community of like-minded individuals. The organization boasts 435 members today. In January 2018, NALSAP received the Peter N. Kutulakis Award, in recognition of an outstanding contribution in the provision of services to law students, presented by the Association of American Law Schools Section on Student Services.
The third Annual NALSAP Conference will be in Washington D.C. at American University, Washington College of Law on June 12-14, 2019. The 2018 NALSAP Conference Committee included: