Wednesday, February 22nd, 6 – 9 p.m.
New York University
Kimmel Center for University Life, 10th Floor
60 Washington Sq. South, New York, NY

Women’s Foreign Policy Group Mentoring Fairs provide an opportunity for students and young professionals to meet with international affairs professionals and learn from their career experiences. Unlike a career fair, the focus is on entering and succeeding in international career fields, not just opportunities at particular companies. This year we are cosponsoring the event with New York University.

Mentors are mid- to senior-level women and men working in international affairs who want to sit down with aspiring leaders to give career guidance and practical advice. Sectors include international development, NGOs, human rights, international law, international health, international business, diplomatic service, the UN, journalism, and communications.

Join as a mentor, register as a student, or just find out more at [email protected]

Building Our Legacy: The Murder of Vincent Chin – A Trial Reenactment

Thursday, February 16, 2012
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Fordham Law School,
140 West 62nd Street
South Lounge, Lowenstein Cafeteria.
The Vincent Chin Trial Reenactment is part of a series of historic Asian American trials, which Judge Denny Chin has edited and adapted from actual court transcripts.  The public outcry and media attention surrounding the trial prosecuting the murderers of Vincent Chin served to catalyze the birth of the modern Asian American civil rights movement.  Come see Fordham APALSA’s production of this historic trial, which will be accompanied by a reception and Q&A discussion with Judge Denny Chin.

Please RSVP using this link

KAPA presents: What Happened to Danny Chen?

Last October, Private Danny Chen was found dead in a guard tower in Afghanistan, allegedly from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Although admitting that Pvt. Chen was subject to daily physical abuse and race-based hazing by his superior officers and comrades, the military initially provided little information about its investigation to the grieving Chen family. This changed only after Organization of Chinese Americans-NY Chapter (OCA-NY) spearheaded a tremendous organizing and advocacy campaign to bring justice to Pvt. Chen and his family. Eight soldiers are now facing charges ranging from dereliction of duty to involuntary manslaughter in connection with his death.

On Wednesday, February 15, KAPA will host a speaker series event featuring OCA-NY President Liz OuYang and Board member Esther Choi. They will speak about the history of this case, the likelihood that those responsible for Pvt. Chen’s death will be brought to justice, civil rights issues and lessons learned for the Asian American community, and next steps.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Arnold & Porter LLP
399 Park Avenue (between 53rd & 54th Streets)


RSVP via Facebook here or email KAPA Steering Committee member Jennifer Kim at [email protected].



The Queens County Women’s Bar Association (QCWBA) is currently planning a night of speed mentoring. This program will allow law students and new graduates to speak with various practicing attorneys for several minutes each about particular areas of practice, networking, job search tips and the like.

This one evening program is scheduled for March 21, 2012 at St. John’s University School of Law. Currently, the St. John’s University School of Law’s Career Development Office is co-sponsoring the event.

If any experienced practicing attorneys in this group are interested in doing the same, or if you know any new graduate mentees, please contact me at the e-mail or number provided below.

Also, if you or anyone you know are willing to also co-sponsor this event, please contact Soma Syed at [email protected] or 347-512-5052.

I would appreciate it if the members can forward this email to other organizations that they think would benefit from this program.

More information to follow.

We look forward to your participation!

Soma S. Syed, Esq.

QCWBA, Board Member and
Diversity Committee Co-Chair

A Journey Through the Pipeline: Identifying Challenges and Improving Diversity and Inclusion In the Legal Profession

A Journey Through the Pipeline: Identifying Challenges and Improving Diversity and Inclusion In the Legal Profession

The Solicitor General and Confession of Error: The Hirabayashi Case

Thursday March 8, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
McNally Amphitheater, Fordham Law School, 140 West 62nd Street, NYC

In May 2011 Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal issued a “confession of error” on behalf of his office, acknowledging that it had failed in its response to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Katyal stated that the Solicitor General’s office had defended the internment policies, and in doing so had concealed information that undermined a key rationale for internment: that many Japanese-Americans posed a security threat. Professor Katyal will speak about the importance of, and the process for, confessions of error by the Solicitor General, within the framework of the Hirabayashi case.

Free and Open to the Public.  CLICK HERE to register.

Prof Katyal Confession of Error

Above and Beyond: Honoring Women of Public and Civic Mind

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Pace University, 3 Spruce Street, New York, NY
5:00pm to 6:30pm (Panel discussion followed by a brief Q & A)
Reception: 6:30pm to 8:00pm (Cocktail/Dinner Reception & Awards Ceremony)

Pace University invites you to join them for an evening forum featuring knowledgeable, influential New York women discussing leadership and tips on how to succeed in the public and civic space. A dinner and cocktail reception immediately follow to honor 25 women for their exemplary work and service in business, community service, media, public service and organized labor.

Read more details and Register

Breakfast Seminar on Office Condo Ownership

AABANY Real Estate Committee Chair Margaret Ling shares with us information about the following Citigroup program.

Office Condo Ownership for New York’s Small Businesses: Tax Benefit, Market Conditions & Financing Availability

Tuesday Feb 7, 2012
8:30 AM Registration
9:00 – 10:00 AM Seminar
601 Lexington Avenue, 14th Floor
NY NY 10022

If you are insterested in attending please contact Bridget Codrington at (718) 248-2649 or [email protected] to inquire about space availability.