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Asian Pacific American Law Students Association

The Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) serves as an academic, social, and political resource for Asian students in the Law School. In recent years, APALSA has made itself increasingly visible to the administration and has strengthened its voice in efforts to redefine the role of Asian Pacific Americans both in the Law School and in the law.

APALSA has coordinated efforts within the Law School and among student organizations to educate the community about political issues such as affirmative action, representation of 9/11 detainees, and hate crimes.

APALSA also sponsors social events throughout the year, and provides both social and academic support to incoming 1Ls and transfer students through its mentoring program. APALSA has a strong tradition of reaching out to the community. We have hosted a university-wide basketball tournament to raise money for charity, a Minority Bone Marrow Drive, and volunteered at neighborhood soup kitchens. As part of its recruiting efforts, each year APALSA hosts a panel advising undergraduate Asian students on applying to law school. It has worked closely with the Admissions Office to ensure that Asian students continue to be a visible and active presence throughout the Law School, and has hosted events during Preview Weekends to meet prospective Asian Michigan Law School students.

For more information about APALSA, please visit our website. The organization is open to all students who share its mission.