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ALSA International

WHAT IS ALSA?

ALSA is a non-political, non-profit association that welcomes cultural diversity and advances the professionalism and hard-working ethic that in which are the evident characteristic of Asians. ALSA has become and is continually improving as a premier association that provides the venue for bright law students to develop as future leaders and major players of Asia.

The ALSA Constitution, as the enabling law that creates the association, is in accordance with the provisions of the Swiss Civil Code. As provided for in Article 2 Section 2 of the ALSA Constitution, ALSA has its official seat in Zurich, Switzerland and is therefore recognized under Swiss law.

 

History OF ALSA

A group of law students from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand came together with the idea of creating an organization that could promote greater understanding and appreciation among the law students of the said nations. As a result, the ASEAN Law Students' Association was born.

Law students from Japan, Korea and Taiwan came together to form a similar organization for East Asian law students, under the name of Asian Law Students' Association. Similarly, Hong Kong had its own initial organization catering to the educational and social needs of its students within its territory.

With the growing desire of these different groups to expand their networks and develop a law student community in the Asian region, an agreement was signed on.

September 7, 2002, marked the union between the ASEAN Law Students' Organization (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand) and the Asian Law Students' Organization (Japan, Korea and Taiwan) into a single entity, thus giving birth to Asian Law Students' Association (ALSA) as it is known today.

The merger was enforced at the ALSA Conference in Bangkok, Thailand along with the enrollment of China and Hong Kong as new members.

Since the ALSA Conference 2003, more Asian countries have been admitted to full membership, including Brunei Darussalam in 2010, Laos and Vietnam in 2012, Sri Lanka in 2013 and Macau, its newest member, last August 2015. Therefore, there are in total of 15 National Chapters in ALSA.


Our Visions


The Three Visions of ALSA

To focus a global vision on the promising future of Asia

To promote an awareness of justice

To facilitate the recognition of the social responsibilities on law students

Our Objectives


First Objective

To understand and appreciate the diversity and share the ideals of law in society through exchange and communication among Asian law students;

Second Objective

To motivate law students to develop a creative spirit through a network of joint activities among Asian law students;

Third Objective

To encourage the enhancement of the capabilities of Asian Law students so as to become internationally minded, socially responsible, academically committed and legally skilled.

Official Documents


Constitution of ALSA

Constitution of ALSA

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ALSA Book of Guidelines

ALSA Book of Guidelines

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ALSA Anthem


Listen to and download the official ALSA Anthem

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By: Eros Djarot

Vocal: Fryda Lucyana

 

We’re Standing Here For We Are One

Despite The Differences We Are Having

We Are The Asian, Bound To Be Together

To Glorify The Human Race

 

We’re Standing Here For What We Believe In

With Dedication And The Guidance Of God

Defending People’s Right Bring Justice To The World

ALSA, Always be One

 

Asian Law Students’ Association

Brings The Spirit Of Young Generation

From Different Nations And Different Colors Of Mind

To Share The Truth, Welcoming The Bright Life

Justice And Freedom Bring Them Throughout The Universe

Alsa, Always be One

The International Board


The governing body of ALSA International

National Chapters


Fifteen National Chapters of Asian Law Students’ Association

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