UC Hastings Pilipino American Law Society (PALS)


Professor/Course Specific Advice Panel for 1Ls Recap by uchastingspals
September 15, 2010, 4:23 am
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Lots of people to say thank you to so let’s just get started:

1) Huge thanks to everyone that attended today’s panel on professor/course specific advice for this year’s 1L students.  By all accounts it was a huge success, with over a hundred students participating!

2) PALS would also like to thank our co-sponsors for this event: VALS, La Raza, SALSA, Outlaw, APALSA, & Lexis-Nexis

3) PALS would also like to send a special shout out to our academic chairs Joan Rabutaso and Pamela Chung for their part in planning and coordinating the event.  It was definitely one of our most successful events of the semester– great job guys!

4) And last but definitely not least PALS would like to thank all of the volunteers who moderated or shared their own advice and experiences with this semester’s 1L professors.  There was a ton of discussion in each of the section groups on exactly what individual instructors look for on exams.

It was a wonderful event and really underscored the sense of community that is possible at Hastings!  If any students did not receive a resource list handout, feel free to download one below!

1L Resource List



PALS Annual Buddy Potluck Recap! by uchastingspals
September 12, 2010, 8:06 pm
Filed under: PALS Updates

Thanks to all of our new 1L members who turned out for the PALS annual Buddy Potluck.  There was tons of food,  fun and games, and most importantly– the chance to get to know some new PALS.  Big thanks to Jenn Bautista for organizing the Buddy match!  If there are any 1L PALS out there that didn’t get a chance to request a buddy it’s never too late!  Please let us know, and we’ll try and accommodate you!



PALS Professor-Specific Panel for 1Ls, 9/14 by uchastingspals
September 12, 2010, 3:46 am
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Tuesday, September 14.  12:00-1:00pm; Room J, 198 McAllister

Would you like to know the study and test-taking strategies of the 2Ls and 3Ls who rocked their finals?  We will be introducing 2L and 3L students who have done well in particular courses. You will break up into your sections and have the opportunity to ask them questions. We’ll also be providing hard-earned tips about what are the most helpful supplements and then give away some of the most popular ones (generously donated by Lexis-Nexis). FREE LUNCH will be provided.

Contact: Joan-Alexis Rabutaso, rabutaso@uchastings.edu



PALS Events, August 2010 by uchastingspals
September 12, 2010, 3:40 am
Filed under: PALS Updates, Uncategorized

Shariff, our amazing Director of Communications, put together this video featuring our first few events of the 2010-2011 school year. It’s just a snippet of the greatness to come! Thanks, Shariff!



PALS Annual Potluck, and 1L Buddy Day! by uchastingspals
September 5, 2010, 6:57 am
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Please join us for the PALS Annual Potluck and Buddy Day! The potluck is one of the most fun events of the semester.  Tons of food, games, and the chance to catch up with PALS that we haven’t seen all summer and new PALS that we’re meeting for the first time.
If you are a 1L this is your chance to get matched up with a buddy! The PALS Buddy system is a great aspect of joining PALS. It matches 1Ls up with 2L and 3Ls to get tips on studying, outlining, and classes. Plus you get to hear all sorts of horror studies from your buddy’s own first set of Hastings finals. And if you missed signing up, don’t worry! Email Jenn Bautista and she’ll see what she can do for you



PALS First General Meeting!!! 9/7, Room B, 12-1PM! by uchastingspals
September 5, 2010, 6:52 am
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Hello friends, buddies, PALS. Please join us for the first PALS General Meeting on Tuesday September 7th.
So far PALS has hosted the first BoB, and first party of the semester, and they’ve been great thanks to everyone’s support.  But we still have a lot of great events lined up.
Come hear more about what’s going on and score some delicious free lunch. There’s going to be chicken teriyaki, vegetarian chowmein, steamed rice, and plenty of beverages.



Filipinos in Law and Politics, Co-hosted by KAYA by uchastingspals
September 5, 2010, 6:48 am
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Thanks for everyone that could attend this joint meeting between PALS and KAYA. Led by PALS’ own Matt Tabo, this forum was a thought provoking discussion on the need for greater Filipino representation in the legal and political spheres.  Furthermore, it opened a dialog on possible avenues that individuals can take to improve the visibility of Filipino professionals.

As election season heats up, PALS will keep members posted on possible volunteer and networking opportunities with KAYA.  Stay tuned!