Working Within and Beyond the Law School

The Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) is committed to advancing teaching excellence, social justice and diversity. SALT is a community of progressive law teachers, law school administrators, librarians, academic support experts, students and affiliates. SALT has been working for more than 40 years to improve the legal profession, the law academy and expand the power of law to under-served communities.  SALT engages in work within and beyond the law school to advance social justice.

SALT also organizes several BA to JD Pipeline programs throughout the country, hosts Breaking In programs for legal educators, coordinates a mentor program for faculty, co-sponsors a diversity in law school leadership conference and hosts its biennial Teaching Conference. Further, SALT actively promotes human rights through position statements and amicus briefs.

Board of Governors

Claudia Angelos

Caitlin Barry, Secretary

Kristen Barnes

Emily Benfer

Kim Chanbonpin, LWI Liason

Matthew Charity, Co-President

Douglas Colbert

Christine Zuni Cruz

Olympia Duhart

Anthony Farley

Davida Finger, Co-President

Alexi Freeman

Steve Friedland

Allyson Gold

Catherine Grosso, Treasurer & Co-President Elect

Vinay Harpalani

Brooks Holland

Joan Howarth

Beto Juarez, Co-President Elect

Donna Lee

Raleigh Levine, Equalizer Editor

Hugh Mundy

Zinelle October

Hari Osofsky

Steve Ramirez

Sara Rankin

Denise Roy

Sean Scott


SALT’s Committees examine critical issues facing the legal academy and profession and maintain SALT and its mission.  SALT is an all-volunteer run non-profit organization.

  • Legal Education
  • Annual Celebration & Cover workshop
  • Budget
  • Communications/Membership
  • Nominations
  • Teaching Conference

Please send an email to if you are interested in joining any of these committees or would like more information.

SALT Staff

The SALT Mailing Address is c/o Professor Davida Finger Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, 7214 St. Charles Ave, Box 902, New Orleans, La. 70118. Call (504) 533-4874‬ or email