Mission: African Law Students Association (ALA) is a student-run organization at the UCLA School of Law. Our mission is to unite students from or interested in Africa and to increase awareness of the legal, social, and economic issues that shape and concern the African continent. ALA is interested in the admission of persons who demonstrate an active desire to contribute to the African community.
ALA Board Members
2021-2022 ALA Board
Adel Kelifa, Treasurer
Adel Kelifa is a second-year law student at UCLA School of Law. He was born and raised in Torrance, CA. He graduated from the University of San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Prior to law school, Adel interned with the Orange County Public Defender’s office and the International Rescue Committee’s El Cajon office.
Aside from serving as Treasurer, Adel is also the Subscription Coordinator for the UCLA Law Review and enrolled in the Business Law & Policy specialization. He spent the past summer interning with the Worker Rights and Fair Labor Section of the California Department of Justice. Adel will be a Diversity Fellow and member of the Venable LLP summer associate class in their Los Angeles office this upcoming summer.
Celebre Fouka-Nganga, Vice President
Celebre is a second-year law student at UCLA School of Law. A native of the PNW, he graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. During undergrad Celebre volunteered as a radio host at the UO radio station.
At UCLA Celebre has acted as the Vice President of Judicial Recruitment for UCLA’s Trial Team. He has competed and won the national title for the All-Star Trial Competition. He spent his 1L summer interning at the LA County Public Defender’s Office working in both juvenile and adult defense and he will return there for his 2L summer. He seeks to work in Public Defense after law school.
Alexandria Ellison, President
Alexandria Ellison is a second-year law student at UCLA School of Law. Alexandria is a Boston native. She graduated magna cum laude from Emerson College with a Bachelor of Science in Political Communication. While in undergrad, Alexandria was the Commencement Student Speaker. She also performed a Tedx Talk about the alarming rate Black women are missing. Before beginning law school, Alexandria worked at Spyglass Media Group; and served as the Vice-Chair of Public Relations for Stonewall Democrats, the most prominent LGBTQ+ Democratic Organization in Southern California. She also worked at BuzzFeed Motion Pictures as a Video Production Fellow.
In addition to serving as President, Alexandria also serves as the Diversity and Inclusion Chair for the UCLA Trial Team and the Alumni Relations Chair for the Black Law Student Association. This past summer, Alexandria worked as an intern for the UCLA Tribal Legal Development Clinic and as a judicial extern for Judge Magistrate Elizabeth Stafford. During the summer of 2022, she will be a summer associate at Cox, Castle, and Nicholson. She is a LexisNexis Student Representative.