Every year, APALSA kicks off the fall semester with a massive Welcome Barbecue. The barbecue is a great opportunity for new and current students to meet in a relaxed atmosphere before the school semester starts getting hectic.
This year, almost the Welcome Barbecue was held on the rooftop of Mass Court, with a spectacular view of downtown D.C.
First General Body Meeting
Fall 2018 / GULC, McDonough 205
Our first General Body Meeting (GBM) focused on building the APALSA community. New members got to enjoy some free food and drink, mingle with returning students, and learn about APALSA's mission and upcoming events.
APALRC Naturalization Workshop Training
Fall 2018 / GULC, McDonough 425
Representatives from the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center (APALRC) came to Georgetown Law to train students in preparation for APALRC's Naturalization Workshops.
At the workshops, volunteers assist individuals with their N-400s (applications for naturalization) and provide other services.
Student Organization Fair
Fall 2018 / GULC, Sports & Fitness Lobby
Each fall, the Georgetown Law Office of Student Life hosts a Student Organization Fair where all student groups can table, advertise, and recruit new members. Aside from the Welcome Barbecue, the Student Organization Fair is where APALSA gains the most new members.
Current APALSA members help table and get the chance to meet 1Ls, 1Es, and other students who are thinking about joining and taking advantage of everything APALSA has to offer.
Second General Body Meeting
Fall 2018 / GULC, McDonough 141
While the First General Body meeting was geared toward building the APALSA community and introducing new members, the Second General Body Meeting shifted its focus to substantive issues involving Asian Pacific Americans.
At this meeting, APALSA tackled the issue of affinity group allyship. Working off of provocative questions, students engaged in thoughtful discussions about how Asian Pacific Americans can be better allies for other minority groups.
Expanding on last fall's Outline Panel, the Academic Panel explored exam and studying strategies. It gave first-year students a chance to hear from older APALSA members in each of the five main 1L sections.
Among the topics discussed were outlining, practice exams, preparing for the Legal Research and Writing final, and various 1L professors.
Big Law 101
Fall 2018 / GULC, Gewirz 12
Big Law 101 is APALSA's biggest professional event of the fall semester. Students get to hear from a panel of Asian Pacific American attorneys from a variety of big law firms. The panel is followed by a Q&A session and a networking reception with food and drinks.
The event is primarily focused on introducing Georgetown students to the world of big law and giving them a chance to develop professional networks early.
Public Interest 101
Fall 2018 / GULC, McDonough 140
Started this year, Public Interest 101 is the natural counterpart to Big Law 101. Recognizing that programming from previous years has been tilted toward the private sector legal industry, APALSA pioneered this event to ensure that public interest-minded students also get the resources they need.
APALSA invited several attorneys from a variety of public interest backgrounds to participate in a panel and Q&A session.
Alumni Weekend with Min Jin Lee
October 17, 2018/ GULC, McDonough 140
APALSA teamed up with the Georgetown Law Office of Alumni Affairs to bring Min Jin Lee (L'93), renown author and former GULC graduate, to the Law Center for Reunion Weekend.
Min Jin Lee had a conversation with Professor Sherally Munshi about her best-selling novel, Pachinko, the legal field, and much more.
Nailing Your 1L Summer Gig
Fall 2018 / GULC, McDonough 140
Nailing Your 1L Summer Gig is a student panel comprised of upperclassmen. This event is designed to educate first-year students about the 1L summer job search process.
The panel represented a wide variety of employment positions, featuring judicial internships, in-house counsel, summer associateships, and more.