Asian Pacific American Law Students Association

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Leadership, 2022-23

  • President: Jillian Jin
  • Internal Vice President: Batul Ather
  • External Vice President: Sonia Patel
  • DEI Council Chair: Mia Oyama
  • Alumni & Admissions Chair: Shivani Prakash
  • Social Media & Merch Chair: Rhea Govindadas
  • Treasurer: Sarah Jeong
  • Faculty Advisor: Lloyd Mayer 
The purpose of the Notre Dame Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) is to foster an environment where South Asian, East Asian, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islander law students are supported and welcomed within the University of Notre Dame and the law school community.
Our organization's objectives include the following: promote awareness of the achievements and concerns of our members, provide opportunities and mentorship that will assist them academically and professionally, build unity amongst our members, faculty, staff, and other affinity groups, and connect members with other attorneys in the legal field. 


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Past Events 

Final Diwali Promo

Diwali Celebration: Diwali is the festival of light and is celebrated across South Asia. The Law School’s Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, along Notre Dame’s South Asian Student Association and the Graduate Student Union, organized a Diwali Celebration on October 27 in the Dahnke Ballroom. Over 200 students from across campus attended the event.

Judge Chen Poster

A Conversation with Judge Edward M. Chen: Surviving Law School As a Diverse Student: Judge Chen is a federal judge on the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California. 

Young Alumni Poster

ND APALSA Young Alumni Panel: Panelists included Adrienne De La Rosa (former EIC of JICL and Big Law Associate, currently Corporate Counsel for Frontdoor, Inc), David Chang (former clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, currently an IP Associate at Kirkland & Ellis), and Manasi Raveendran (first-ever EIC of JICL, IBM Trust & Compliance, currently the Director of Education Oversight and Counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives).

Lunar New Year Poster

Lunar New Year: Chinese New Year is the festival that honors the beginning of a new year on the traditional lunisolar and solar Chinese calendar.


News and Publications

ND Law student elected president of National Asian Pacific American Law Student Association

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Law Foundation awards scholarship to ND Law student Dillon Yang


Resources for Incoming and Current Students

AccessLex Law School Scholarship Bank 

NAPABA Law Foundation

Resources for Alumni

Adrienne de la Rosa '03, '13 J.D. is the Notre Dame Law Association Board’s affinity representative for Asian-Pacific Alumni. You can reach her here:
If you would like to connect with our students and be added to our APALSA alumni listserv, please fill out this form.

Click here to donate directly to the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association.

Social Media

Instagram: @notredame.apalsa