APALSA 1L Job Roundtable!

Don’t forget – today from 12-1 PM – 1L Job Info Round Table.  1Ls, bring your cover letters/resumes, and we’ll review them!
2L/3Ls: please come help answer questions! I know a lot of 1Ls would love your advice. You don’t even have to stay for the whole time!
Belly Deli will be served. :3

Race and Voting Rights

Thanks to everyone who attended our voting right panel discussion. We would like to extend a special thank you to our panelists and co-sponsors: MELP, NLG, ACLU, MJRL, ACS ,MLSA , LLSA!


And we would like to thank panelists Professor Ellen KatzAndy Kang (Asian Americans Advancing Justice), and Aamina Ahmed (APIA Vote) for leading such inspiring discussion. 

Congratulations to the 2016-2017 APALSA 1L Rep and Culture Chair!

APALSA is proud to present the 2016-2017 
1L Rep 
Hinh Tran
Hinh Tran is a 1L hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area and is the son of Vietnamese refugees who came to the United States in the aftermath of the Vietnam War. During an undergrad internship sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies, he became interested in fighting for greater APA representation in the political arena and the legal field. After graduation, he worked at a tech company where he co-founded the Asians@ employee resource group, in part to help educate company leadership about the Bamboo Ceiling. As a 1L Rep, I hope to highlight these issues and to help build greater solidarity amongst APALSA’s members. I also promise to seek out and identify for APALSA the best source of pho, bun rieu, and bun bo hue, the holy trinity of Vietnamese noodle soups
Culture Chair
Xiangyu Ouyang
 Xiangyu is a 1L from China who loves different cultures and…food. During undergraduate years, he organized student activities and was an excellent team member in the school debate team.

APALSA 1L Public Interest Fellowship

Apply for APALSA’s 1L Public Interest Fellowship!

Thank you for your interest in the APALSA 1L Public Interest Fellowship. The Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (“APALSA”), through the Fellowship, provides grants to University of Michigan Law School students who are in their first-year of law school, are dues-paying members of APALSA, and work in unpaid or low-paid summer jobs benefiting the public interest and the Asian Pacific American community.

You must be a dues-paying APALSA member for the 2015-2016 academic year to apply. But it’s never too late to become a member and we encourage all eligible persons to apply. To be eligible for the Fellowship, the applicant must:

  • Be a current first-year law student of the University of Michigan Law School;
  • Has paid dues for the 2015-2016 academic year to APALSA; and
  • Work in a public interest job in a legal capacity during the summer of 2016 (this includes judicial internships).

Please contact Evan Lum at evlum@umich.edu to pay your $20 dues and receive all the benefits of being an APALSA member, including the chance to apply for this fellowship. For more information on the eligibility requirements, please see the application attached below.

Click HERE to download the application.


All applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, February 26, 2016 to Ji-won Lim at jiwonlim@umich.edu.

The award(s) will be presented at the 11th Annual Origins Banquet on Thursday, March 10, 2016. Applicants must be present at the banquet to receive the award, unless attendance is specifically waived by APALSA Executive Board on the basis of compelling extenuating circumstances.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Rasmeet Singh at rasmeets@umich.edu or Erica Lee at ericajl@umich.edu.

Thank you!