Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Asian Pacific American?

An Asian-Pacific American is "A U.S. citizen whose origins are from Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, VietnamLaosCambodia, the Philippines, Samoa, Fiji, Guam, the U.S. Trust Territories of the Pacific or the Northern Marianas. An Asian-Pacific Islander is "A person with origins in any of the original peoples of the Far EastSoutheast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, or the Pacific Islands. This area includes, for example, ChinaJapanKorea, the Philippines and Samoa; and on the Indian Subcontinent, includes IndiaPakistan, BangladeshSri LankaNepalSikkim, and Bhutan."  

For APALSA purposes, persons with origins of all of these communities make up the community as a whole. 

Do I have to be Asian to join?  

No.  APALSA does not discriminate and membership is open to all Law Students who are interested in connecting and serving the APA community.



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