The 2012-13 academic year brings two new student organizations to the Harrisburg campus with the advents of the Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA)
and the Asian Pacific Law Student Association (APALSA)
“APALSA’s mission is to promote awareness of Asian-American legal issues to the faculty, staff, alumni, and students of the Widener School of Law,” says President and founder Cynthia Lee, adding, “Through recognition of our members in the legal community, we hope to establish support for Asian-Pacific American students enrolled at Widener Law.”
“We also encourage those who are interested in Asian-American legal issues to participate, share ideas, and promote awareness. We hope that this Organization will serve as a liaison between Asian Pacific American attorneys and other members in the legal community to law students,” she concludes.
Both APALSA and LALSA have plans for a busy year of activities. LALSA will be offering regular Spanish language classes throughout the semester, and APALSA intends to sponsor a diversity guest speaker and a “dumpling and discussion” night as well as a pro bono event and a trip to the National Asian Pacific American Law Student Conference to be held from November 15th through 18th in Washington, D.C.
In addition to the new student organizations, the free Pilates classes taught by local attorney Tim Shollenberger that began last year are back for the fall semester. The classes meet on Tuesdays from 5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Sidebar Café through November 27th. Beginners are welcome.