PACIFIC-ASIAN LEGAL STUDIES ORGANIZATION (PALSO)


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About PALSO


Founded in 1997 at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, William S. Richardson School of Law, the Pacific-Asian Legal Studies Organization (PALSO) is one of the school’s oldest student-led organizations. 


Today, PALSO envelops an enthusiastic and active cadre of students, providing a springboard for all to explore the wealth of opportunities that abound and providing support to each student in his or her professional development, legal studies and career pursuits..


PALSO is independently governed by an all-student board, elected annually by its members, with the advice of its co-faculty advisors, and is self-supporting. 


PALSO’s mission is two-fold.


More generally, it strives to facilitate a dialogue amongst the Richardson community and beyond, including faculty and students, on Pacific and Asian legal concerns, by organizing scholarly and social events throughout the year. 


More specifically, it serves as a bridge for Richardson’s Pacific-Asian Legal Studies Program (PALS) and its faculty and students.