NAPALSA Conference | Nov. 3 - 6, 2016
San Diego, CA
Since 2002, the National Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (NAPALSA) Conference occurs in conjunction with the NAPABA Convention. Law students have the opportunity to attend workshops and events specifically catered to law students, as well as workshops and events at the general NAPABA Convention. The partnership gives law students the opportunity to develop skills as law students, future attorneys, and the chance network with and learn from current attorney from various sectors.
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Call for Programs - Deadline April 20
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1. Judiciary Panel: How to Get Clerkships.
Clerkships are highly sought after for its invaluable experience, promising post-clerkship job prospect, and exposure to different legal fields. As a result, clerkships are also very competitive to acquire. This panel will focus on increasing your likelihood of securing a judicial clerkship post-grad. Hear from judges who will share what they look for in selecting their clerks and former clerks who will share how they were successful in acquiring their clerkships.
2. Recent Graduates: How did you secure your jobs?
In law school, we are constantly exposed to different opportunities in externships, journals, local bar associations, and other on-campus groups. We all strive for that perfect balance of school and extra-curricular work to build a portfolio that would sell to future employers. This panel will address how recent law school graduates successfully balanced to secure their jobs in law firms, in-house, and public interest fields.
3. New Associates: What to expect and how to brand yourself.
A secret to a successful any career is being able to brand oneself apart from others. Joining a law firm with associates who all have similar work experiences and skills, it is challenging to find ways to differentiate oneself. This panel will focus on how we can utilize our diverse and specific APA backgrounds to stand out and successfully brand ourselves as new associates.
4. Demystifying ICA: Insider Tips
As international expansion of corporate business has increased, it has subsequently led to businesses flocking to International Commercial Arbitration due to its ability to provide a neutral and speedy dispute resolution process. Asian Pacific American lawyers have been involved as big players and pioneers in this emerging new field, which continues to grow. This panel will address what ICA is all about and how we can get our feet into this highly specialized niche.
Opening June 15.
NAPALSA represents the interests of Asian Pacific American (APA) law students and provides advocacy, support, and career development opportunities for its members throughout the United States.
Established in 1981, NAPALSA was the first national organization to connect APA members of the legal profession. In 1988, NAPALSA helped to springboard NAPABA and has facilitated a conjoint conference with NAPABA since 2002. NAPALSA is proud of its partnership with NAPABA to create a unique networking and professional event for students to interact, socialize, and learn from current APA legal practitioners.
NAPALSA continues to be the only national student-led organization to link affiliated APA law student organizations and law students across the country, and promote their interests.
NAPALSA remains the consolidated voice of APA law students and also serves as an advocate and representative for all APAs.
More information about NAPALSA can be found at www.napalsa.com.