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LACAH

 Founded in 2020

The Law Association for Crimes Across History, LACAH, is a non-profit and student-run project. So far, we have had 600+ participants from 41+ countries compete at our tournaments. With cases themed around social justice, we hope to address current issues through studying history.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide collaborative mock trial opportunities to high school students around the world to learn about the practice of law, develop empathy, study history with a legal lens, and build a global network of like-minded, proactive peers.

We aspire to make a positive impact on our generation's global outlook, provide a relevant truth-seeking experience, and create international interactions for all.

The first time any man's freedom is trodden on, we're all damaged.

Jean-Luc Picard

Meet Our Executives

Joshua Zhang

Executive Committee Member

Joshua Zhang ('23) is a senior at Shanghai American School and will attend Emory University this fall, intending to major in Philosophy, Politics, and Law. As head of the case team, he strives to bring LACAH tournaments accurate and professional mock trial case packets. A mock trial veteran that has either competed or organized for all iterations of LACAH, he also captains a national-level mock trial team and represented China in a team that ranked third in the world. Joshua doesn’t see mock trial as the end to his legal endeavours: his dream is to become a human rights lawyer and stand up for justice.

Francis Huang

Starting Team

Executive Committee Member 

Francis Huang ('23) is responsible for most things design-related for LACAH. She started working in design as a yearbook editor and now has 5+ years of experience under her belt. Despite being self-taught, she's proficient with many Adobe products, including InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Francis creates the LACAH packets and helps manage the LACAH official website. At tournaments, she can be seen behind her camera, though she's rarely in front of the camera. 

Nathan Chan

Founder

Executive Director

Nathan H. Chan ('23) is a student of law, international relations, and history living in Shanghai, China. With a passion for social justice, he strives to make tangible impacts on SDG #16 in line with Agenda 2030, through LACAH and his other initiatives. A published author and a seasoned orator, he is multilingual and has developed a particular interest in how global youth can learn from the past to make better decisions in the present.

Daisy Dai

Starting Team

Executive Committee Member

Daisy Dai ('23) is the executive head of communications of the student council and a high executive of several clubs. She is mainly interested in marketing and education, as she is well-connected with various communities and a proactive mentor to many. Having taken on many leadership roles throughout high school, Daisy has cultivated many essential skills from the enriching experiences that she brings to LACAH. In the future, she hopes to delve deep into the business world, following in the footsteps of her parents. For now, Daisy is just working hard to make the best out of her life and doing all that she can to pursue her goals.

Executive Mentees

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