Asian Pacific American Law Students Association
The Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA), formerly known as PANA, is a coalition of Yale Law School students and alumni that seeks to promote community among its members and to create a more diverse educational environment. Every year, we have a full calendar of academic, professional, social, and cultural events. We host panel talks on various topics, such as Asian-American voting rights and political participation, lunch and dinner receptions with different Asian-American faculty members, job search panels, an annual Lunar New Year banquet, and a biennial Alumni Awards Banquet. We also work with the other affinity groups to provide personal and professional support for minority students. Specific initiatives include recruiting students of color and broadening cross-racial dialogue through discussions of issues affecting people of color and the role of law in addressing these concerns.