NAPALSA was established in 1981. We are a completely student-led organization. Our Board of Directors consists of diverse and dedicated law students across the country. NAPALSA was created to support, to advocate for, and to provide a voice for Asian Pacific Americans in the legal community. We provide extensive networking opportunities for our law students to observe and learn from practicing attorneys and judges. We also jointly hold a national conference each November in conjunction with the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Convention.
The network of APIA legal professionals that want you to succeed is robust. Reach out today to connect with a diverse group of attorneys and judges that prioritize mentorship and community.
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
NAPABA is the preeminent professional development organization and voice for 50,000 Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students.
NAPABA promotes justice, equity, and opportunity for Asian Pacific Americans.
NAPABA fosters professional development, legal scholarship, advocacy, and community involvement.
Young Lawyers Network
YLN consists of NAPABA members who seek to become involved in NAPABA and meet other NAPABA young lawyers who are either 39 years of age or under, or who have been in legal practice for 10 years or less (whichever is more inclusive). The YLN meets annually at the NAPABA Convention, and supports a number of active subcommittees.
Reach out today! We are eager to meet the needs of our students and to increase the recruitment and retention of APIA students. If you are considering law school, reach out! We would love to help you make an informed decision.