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The Middle East & North Africa Law Society (MENA), at Washington and Lee University School of Law, is Virginia's first legal network of alumni, faculty, students, and professionals focused on the MENA region. MENA is dedicated to analyzing and surveying the economic, legal, political, and cultural issues of the Middle East and North Africa through sustainable initiatives and constructive dialogue that will make a permanent mark on the law school community.
MENA's activities include: political discussion groups, lectures, symposia, speakers, dinners, parties, and films. We network with organizations around the country and strive to help our members find and secure employment in both the domestic and international markets.
The organization is of utmost importance for those students interested in diversifying their knowledge in the fields of: transnational law, international finance law, international trade law, international human rights law, conflicts law, energy law, national security law, and U.S. intelligence law.
MENA was inspired by Dr. Louise Halper, professor of law and gender in the Middle East, who passed away unexpectedly during the summer of 2008.