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Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA)

Penn APALSA is the largest student-run affinity organization at Penn Law. APALSA invests in the professional, academic, and personal development of its members. APALSA strives to promote Asian American interests in the legal sphere by engaging its members and the greater surrounding legal community in critical contemporary legal topics and by preparing its members for well-rounded and successful legal careers. Most importantly, APALSA welcomes any and all students, regardless of race, with an interest in Asian American issues. APALSA holds a number of events throughout the year. These include social (trip to Atlantic city, karaoke nights, and annual banquet), professional (expert panels, OCI strategy, judicial clerkship preparation), and academic (outline bank, assistance with course selection, journal preparation) events. We also host an annual APALSA Conference which brings in students and speakers from around to country to discuss important legal issues affecting Asian Americans.  Keynote speakers have included judges, government officials from around the world, and presidents of NGOs.