Featured Alumna: Doris Ling-Cohan | NYU School of Law
Congratulations to Judge Doris Ling-Cohan, long-time friend of AABANY and New York’s first Asian-American woman to serve as an appellate judge, on her 2016 Woman of Distinction Award from the Women of Color Collective (WoCC) at New York University.
Click on the above link to read her Featured Alumna story, including her humble roots and message of triumph:
Growing up, Ling-Cohan did not imagine that one day she would be a leader, or even a lawyer. “As a child, I didn’t dare to dream. Reality simply stifled my dreams,” Ling-Cohan recalled in her speech at the WoCC ceremony. “Like many of my generation, growing up in Manhattan’s Chinatown, my parents were immigrants. My father worked in a laundry, and my mother was a seamstress. As a child, I too worked in a sewing factory sewing and cutting thread.”
Ling-Cohan entered law school hoping that her law degree could be a tool for social change, both for her own community and other disadvantaged groups.
Please join us in congratulating Judge Ling-Cohan on this wonderful honor.