Armenian Law Students Association
The Armenian Law Student Association (ALSA) brings together students of the Pepperdine Caruso School of Law community who share a common interest in Armenian culture, whether they were born into it or discovered it along life’s journey. Members are united by their common interest and enriched by the diversity of their individual backgrounds and experiences. It is the purpose of the organization to recognize, promote, and celebrate Armenian culture among the Pepperdine community in general and the Caruso School of Law community in particular, with the goal of bolstering appreciation for the culture as a result.
At its foundation, ALSA is built on a sense of belonging and trust, welcoming all who wish to get involved to reach out to learn more and to find a home with this group. As the great Armenian-American author, William Saroyan, once wrote:
“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia. See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing, and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - William Saroyan
Welcome, friends, to Pepperdine Caruso School of Law’s New Armenia.