Chapman University Fowler School of Law students maintain several associations that help keep diversity both in ideas and people at the forefront of discussion.
»Cultural Law Societies
+-Asian Pacific American Law Students Association
APALSA also serves a networking function, bridging the gap between the Asian American legal community and law students preparing to enter that community in the future. As an academic group, APALSA provides entering students with tips and strategies for facing the challenging situations that students will most definitely encounter in their first year.
The strides that APALSA has made since its inception will continue to be its earmark in the future as The School of Law continues its path towards supremacy as a legal institution. The years ahead for APALSA are extremely bright, and as an organization, it can only progress further as its members continue to maintain and excel in and out of the classroom.
+-Iranian Law Student Association
ILSA hosts meetings, information sessions and other events throughout the academic year, including a welcome table at the student organization fair on the last day of new student orientation. Our first formal meeting is held in early September, with dates to be announced.
+-Minority Law Students Association
Through the use of consistent social interaction, multi-cultural programming and programming geared largely towards scholarship, career and community assistance, MLSA fosters academic achievement, understanding of and respect for differences, and, ultimately, the development of future minority leadership.
Chapman students may contact MLSA via our TWEN page. If you are unfamiliar with TWEN, it is the acronym for "The West Education Network." To use TWEN, you must log on to the TWEN site with your student Westlaw password. The Minority Law Students Association uses its TWEN page to update members on upcoming meeting, events, scholarship opportunities, and job/internship opportunities. For more information about using TWEN, contact the Westlaw representatives at school. (Check the computer lab for their schedule.)
+-South Asian Law Student Association
Additionally, South Asians are now joining the legal profession in increasing numbers instead of traditional careers such as engineering and medicine. Thus, SALSA hopes to provide a forum for career networking for South Asian law students and offer outreach to the South Asian community of Orange County and Greater Los Angeles and foster our relationship with the South Asian Bar Association of Southern California.
Furthermore, SALSA provided support to the North American South Asian Law Student Association's (NASALSA) Annual Conference which was held in Miami, FL in February 2009, where South Asian law students, attorneys and judges attended from across the country.