The theme of this year's Annual Asian Pacific American Alumni (APALSA) conference was "Breaking [...]Barriers and Overcoming Obstacles in the 21st Century." The event featured trailblazing individuals who have made an impact in the community at large -- including those who are considered first in their field where Asians Pacific Americans are traditionally underrepresented, who have taken unconventional career paths, and who have opened new doors of social change and progress.
APALSA has successfully hosted this conference for the past two years, and past speakers have included in-house counsel, a former judge from Japan, a former UN Associate Eligibility Officer in Syria, among many other distinguished BU Law alumni. The conference offered the opportunity for alumni -- old and new -- to connect with students and other alumni, to discuss many important Asian Pacific American issues within the legal profession as well as the world at large.
With more than thirty alumni, sixty students, and six of BU law's largest diversity organizations participating, the APA Alumni Conference is APALSA's most prominent event of the year.