“West has led the successful 1L LAHANAS program, which assists diverse students in their transition to the Law School and the profession. She also fosters relationships with external sponsors committed to increasing diversity in the legal profession. West’s position as associate dean was one of the first diversity and inclusion positions at any law school with a direct report to the Dean.
The 1L LAHANAS program begins with a two-day retreat during the summer before the student’s 1L year. The retreat includes presentations that highlight the first-year experience, as well as introduce various types of legal practices, “JD advantage” opportunities, and Boston’s legal community. The LAHANAS program also includes monthly workshops during the academic year that address the interests and concerns of LAHANAS students.” Read more about it here.