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Asian Pacific American Law Student Association

Who We Are

The Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA) is a nationwide organization at the Student Division, Faculty Division, and Lawyers Division. Most of the 196 ABA-accredited law schools hold their own APALSA chapters, which are all connected to The National Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (NAPALSA). As for the Lawyers Division, The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) represents over 40,000 attorneys. The New England Law | Boston chapter also works with the Boston Lawyers Group (BLG) and the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts (AALAM).

APALSA was recognized at the annual Minority Alumni Welcome Reception. APALSA was recognized at the annual Minority Alumni Welcome Reception.

Executive Board 2014-2015

What We Do

The Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) is committed to promoting the cultural diversity of its membership to the benefit of all students at New England Law | Boston. APALSA aims to encourage legal conversation through the perspective of Asian minorities through networking, community involvement and working with other Boston-area APALSA groups.
APALSA Mentor-Mentee bowling mixer. APALSA Mentor-Mentee bowling mixer.

Our Work

Our signature events include:
  • Chinatown History & Food Tour
  • APALSA 1L Mentoring Program & Mentor-Mentee Bowling Night
  • Volunteer Days with Rice Sticks & Tea (Asian food pantry)
  • Dinner with the Honorable Jack Lu
  • Lunar New Year Celebration
  • Greater Boston APALSA Conference (co-hosted with other area APALSA chapters)
  • Korematsu Day & screening “Of Civil Rights & Wrongs: The Fred Korematsu Story”

How To Get Involved

Upcoming Events

  • 10/11, 8 a.m., Arlington Street Church: Rice Sticks & Tea Volunteer Day
  • 11/14, 1:30 p.m., Rm 501: Film Screening - “To Be Takei” (co-sponsored with OUTLaws)