Law students seek posthumous admission of Chinese lawyer to California State Bar
AABANY commends UC Davis’ Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) and their efforts to posthumously admit Chinese lawyer Hong Yeng Chang to the California State Bar, who was denied admission in 1887. After New York State passed a private bill that waived the citizenship requirement, the New York Times reported that Hong Yeng Chang was the first Chinese immigrant admitted to any bar in the United States. To quote Angry Asian Man, “Chang’s admission to the state bar would be symbolic – a bold repudiation of the state’s discriminatory past.”
Margaret Ling, Co-Chair of AABANY’s Real Estate Committee and a member of AABANY’s Board of Directors, and Will Wang, President-Elect, have been selected to attend the 2014 Collaborative Bar Leaders Academy held in Minneapolis! The Collaborative Bar Leaders Academy is a joint initiative of the American Bar Association, Hispanic National Bar Association, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, National Bar Association, and the National Native American Bar Association.
Please join AABANY in congratulating Will and Margaret on their achievement and wishing them safe travels this June as they head to Minneapolis.