Harvard Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) is a political, academic, and social student-run organization. APALSA’s mission is to advocate for the Asian Pacific American (APA) community at Harvard Law School and beyond, provide academic resources and support for law school students, and create a social and professional network to connect students and alumni. Our goal is to promote a greater understanding of APA issues and culture, as well as provide opportunities for HLS students to engage with the APA community at large. APALSA also works closely with other HLS affinity groups to address social and systemic issues affecting all people of color.
Each spring, APALSA hosts the National Asian Pacific American Conference on Law and Public Policy, inviting prominent jurists, public interest advocates, law firm partners, and policymakers to participate in panels and network with law school students from around the country. The conference attracts hundreds of participants, and serves as a forum for discussing the pressing political, social, and cultural issues affecting Asian Pacific Americans.
APALSA is open to all Harvard Law students of every background.