About Us


APALSA at the Brandeis School of Law

APALSA is the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, an organization that aims to promote issues of importance to the APA community, and to create opportunities to connect with the community. We are a member of the Central South Region of NAPALSA, Kentucky.  For the 2013-2014 year, APALSA at Brandeis is looking to expand. This year brings new leadership and new membership. We will be performing a service project in the community this fall, and will be meeting to revitalize the organization. We are actively looking for 1L student leaders to help facilitate our new changes.  Spring semester we will have programming, which will include several speakers on poverty, and access issues. We will also hopefully send representatives to the National Convention in Kansas City, MO this November 2013.


The National Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (NAPALSA) was founded in 1981 and is the first and oldest national Asian Pacific American law organization. NAPALSA was founded to promote education, leadership, community awareness/service, communication, and interaction amongst the various Asian Pacific American law students across the country and represent their interests.


There are multiple scholarship opportunities, which are offered through our parent organization, The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA).

These opportunities are available online at NAPABA- Law Student or NAPABA- Scholarships.


The Thomas Tang National Moot Court Competition was founded in 1993 by the APA Law Student Association of the South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas. It is administered by the NAPABA Law Foundation and the NAPABA Judicial Council. The Competition honors the late Judge Thomas Tang, a champion of individual rights, an advocate for the advancement of minority attorneys, an ardent supporter of NAPABA and the moot court competition. Judge Tang served on the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals from 1977 until his passing in 1995. Judge Tang's wife, Dr. Pearl Tang, continues the legacy and participates every year.

The Competition is open to all students but is especially designed to reach out to APA law students and provide them with an opportunity to display their writing and oral advocacy skills and compete for scholarships totaling $10,000.

Preparations for the 2013 Competition in Kansas City, MO are underway. For more information, contact Hemanth Digumarthi at shdigumarthi@gmail.com.

Please see the below chart for information on the 2013 Regional Hosts. Regional dates are subject to change without prior notice. Please check this webpage for updates.


School Host

Competition Date


Brief Deadline


Brooklyn Law School

Oct. 5

Sam Yee
Francis Chin

Sep. 19, 2013


Loyola Univ. - Chicago

Oct. 18 & 19

Hellin Jang

Oct. 3, 2013


Nova Southeastern Univ.
Shepard Broad Law Ctr.

Oct. 12

Tara Campion

Sep. 26, 2013


U.C. Hastings
College of the Law

Oct. 11 & 12

Yumi Nam

Sep. 26, 2013


Seattle University 
School of Law

Oct. 11 & 12

Hon. Kimi Kondo

Sep. 26, 2013

Stay tuned to this website for updates and upcoming information on this year's competition.


Currently, UofL Brandeis School of Law is not a participant, but interested parties should notify the Moot Court Board.