We were proud to be the sponsor and CLE provider for Columbia University APALSA’s Conference “Ramen Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Asian Pacific Americans in Law and Government” on February 28. Check out the social media highlights below.
Check out AABANY’s live-feed from Judge Pamela Chen’s keynote speech:
Judge Pamela Chen preps for the keynote speech at the Columbia APALSA Conference. pic.twitter.com/9dmQY8eCgK
APALSA Conference Chairs Debbie and Brian speak about their goals to inspire and educate. pic.twitter.com/TUpW508285
Judge Chen, Former Georgetown APALSA President, praises Columbia APALSA for being so well organized! pic.twitter.com/yjhpi4LMmG
Judge Chen: “Saying that I wanted to save the world was easier than saying that I was unemployable, but I also believed it.”
Judge Chen originally wanted to be a public defender – the irony!
“Consider a career in public interest. It’s extremely rewarding.” -Judge Chen
“@NAPABA was actually in part formed in response to the need for social justice – cases like Vincent Chin and Korematsu.” -Judge Chen
Did you know that “wedding” is a common term for a terrorist attack? #ThingsJudgeChenTaughtMe
“If you don’t want to carry a gun, being a prosecutor is the next best thing to being an agent. You work hand in hand.” -Judge Chen
From terrorism to human trafficking… This keynote speech from Judge Chen is wild!
“There was a woman physically tossed over the wall at the border.” -Actual quote from Judge Chen’s APALSA Keynote speech
If you’re not motivated to be a trial attorney after Judge Chen, you clearly have not been paying attention.
“Aren’t the immigrants going to be surprised when they see someone who looks like me as the judge that swears them in?” -Judge Chen
Judge Chen closes with the same Justice Sotomayor dissent that she quoted during last year’s Kings County APA Heritage celebration in May!
Below are a few more photos of Ramen Soup for the Soul:
Proud to be sponsor and CLE provider for this year’s Columbia APALSA Conference “Ramen Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Asian Pacific Americans in Law and Politics”!
A photo posted by AABANY (@aabany) on Feb 28, 2015 at 10:05am PST
If you could only hear Judge Chen speak about how the EDNY fought terrorists… Crazy!
A photo posted by AABANY (@aabany) on Feb 28, 2015 at 10:40am PST
“I never think about diversity now that I’m surrounded by problem-solvers of all different backgrounds. I thought about it a lot when there was no one that looked like me.” -Sudha Kantor
A photo posted by AABANY (@aabany) on Feb 28, 2015 at 11:37am PST