Annual Outlook

Dear Fellow South Asian Law Students,

Greetings!  Welcome to Emory 2010-11!  We are an organization that unites South Asian students from across the United States and abroad who are studying at Emory University School of Law.  We have an exciting year planned that includes providing mentorships, networking events, social and cultural events, and academic support.  Our Executive Board is ready to serve the needs of the South Asian community at Emory Law School.


We have strong relationships with SABA-GA and GAPABA and are continuing to build rapport with South Asian bar associations and student organizations across the country.  In the Spring of 2010, our Samosas & Mimosas event attracted over 50 people to the law school, including many prominent Atlanta-area attorneys.  One of our main goals is to continue to provide students at Emory Law with opportunities to learn about the practice of law and make connections.  I am the Southeast Regional Representative for the North American South Asian Law Students Association (NASALSA), and it is my responsibility to help more students attend the annual NASALSA conference, tentatively scheduled for February 2011.


In terms of academic support, we are compiling 1L and upperclass outlines to give you access to great study materials.  For those students who want one-on-one help, simply ask your mentor!  Also, we are a very collegial group and often celebrate birthdays and holidays together.  This hear we are planning several social events and community service days.  We will also alert our listserve to South Asian cultural events going on in Atlanta, such as film screenings, poetry readings, classical dance performances, etc.

Thank you very much for joining Emory SALSA.  I appreciate the opportunity to serve as your President in 2010-11.  Good luck and have a great year!


Sonali Chitre

2011 - 2012 Executive Board

President - Gautam Reddy 

Vice President - Anand (Anu) Shah

Treasurer - Gayatry Nair

Secretary & Professional Development Chair - Sharon Samuel

Student Affairs/Cultural Chair - Vinita Andrapalliyal


Previous Boards: 

2010-2011 Executive Board

President - Sonali Chitre

Vice President - Anand (Anu) Shah

Treasurer - Varoon Laddha

Secretary & Professional Development Chair - Aliyya Haque 

Social Chair & Outreach Chair - Atul Jain 


2009-2010 Executive Board

President - Sonia Lakhany (sflakha(at) / Payal Keshvani   (pkeshva(at)

Secretary -  Geeta Dharmappa (gdharma(at) / Sonali Chitre (schitre(at)

Treasurer -  Charuni Patibanda (

Webmaster - Aarti Sharma (asharm6(at)

1L Representative - Anand (Anu) Shah (anand.shah(at)


 2008-2009 Executive Board

President - Vaishali Shah    (vaishali.shah(at)

Vice President -   Sonia Lakhany   (sflakha(at)

Secretary -  Rishi Kotiya   (rkotiya(at)

Treasurer -  Payal Keshvani   (pkeshva(at)

Webmaster - Geeta Dharmappa   (gdharma(at)


2007-2008 Executive Board

President – Sheheryar Sardar                                      

Vice President– Shehzad Roopani                        

Social Chair - Neal Shah  

Treasurer - Kiran Talluri     

Webmaster – Juhi Kaveeshvar     


2006-2007 Executive Board

President - R. Tina Patel

Vice President - Akshara Menon

Webmaster - Rishi Kotiya

  • If you have any event ideas or would like to become involved, please contact any of the board members.