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Asian Pacific American Law Students Association

The Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) was formed in 1989 and was the first such chapter in Texas. Through APALSA’s assistance, several other chapters were formed in Texas. The association is active in community projects, speaker forums, and intercollegiate activities with other law schools. It provides academic and social support to its members, facilitates communication with faculty and staff, and works closely with the national and Houston Asian American Bar Association to promote legal education and legal employment opportunities for Asian Americans. In 1991, the organization assisted the Asian American Bar Association of Houston in establishing a scholarship program at South Texas College of Law Houston. In 1993, APALSA Organized and sponsored the first Asian National Moot Court Competition – the Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition. APALSA is currently actively involved with the formation of the first Asian American Legal Center of Texas which is dedicated to providing the Asian Pacific American community with multilingual, culturally sensitive legal services and civic education.

National APALSA Webpage

RM: 211C
713-646-1732

Mailing Address:
1303 San Jacinto, Suite 120C
Houston, Texas 77002

2020-2021 Officers

President Anhnhi ‘Annie’ Ho
Vice President Kashun ‘Winnie’ Cheung
Secretary Ruwendika ‘Cookie’ DeSilva
Treasurer Kathryn ‘Kate’ Tavakoli
Historian Vivian Cheng