On August 13, 2012, APILSA signed on in support of an amicus curiae brief and Position Statement filed by the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice). The brief urges the U.S. Supreme Court to decide in favor of race-conscious admissions programs in higher education in the case Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. More than 70 Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations across the nation, including APILSA at UCLA Law, signed on in support of the brief.
Read the brief here: http://www.advancingjustice.org/pdf/2012_08_Fisher_Brief.pdf.
The APILSA Board and all the members of APILSA would like to welcome the incoming Class of 2015! Even though we still have over a month of summer left we have already started planning for this coming year and cannot wait to have the new 1L’s join us. APILSA flourishes because of the driven, hardworking, and passionate individuals that make up the organization so once again welcome Class of 2015, and get ready for a great year!
APILSA would like to congratulate Judge Jacqueline Nguyen in making history! APILSA was extremely excited when the Senate confirmed Judge Jacqueline Nguyen (a UCLA School of Law alum!) making her the first Asian-American woman to serve on a Federal Appeals Court and is even more excited for the achievements she is sure to accomplish in the future. Judge Nguyen has a distinguished career having worked at the US attorney’s office in Los Angeles and having served as a Superior Court Judge before being nominated to serve as a federal judge.
Welcome to our newly redesigned APILSA Website! Please stay tuned for events, special announcements updates as we work our way through a promising year. Alternative, our Google Cal is also an excellent way to stay updated with our current events.
APILSA serves as a resource and support network for law students to thrive academically, socially, and professionally. APILSA coordinates numerous events and activities that educate and inform members about current Asian Pacific Islander issues, and prepares members to manage such issues in both academic and professional settings. APILSA also provides a common forum for expressing members’ needs and concerns as API law students.
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