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.
Yale APALSA Alumni are invited to attend our annual banquet honoring the President of the University of Maryland, Dr. Wallace Loh LAW ‘79, on October 23, 2014 as part of Alumni Weekend. For more information, please visit http://www.law.yale.edu/alumni/AW14_thursday.htm.
If you have any questions or would like to become involved with APALSA, please contact our co-chairs, Carmen Lu and Michelle Cho