Ms. JD Pre-Law: Interview with Christina Nguyen, Career Placement Committee Co-Chair, AABANY
Check out the recent Ms. JD interview of our Career Placement Committee Co-Chair Christina Nguyen by Genevieve Antono. Learn about Christina’s wonderful work as a volunteer coordinator and how she developed an interest in the law.
Backtracking a little, where did you grow up, and how did you first develop an interest in the legal profession?
Christina: Queens has always been my home and still is. I grew up in Queens, New York. My entire school education has been in Queens, from elementary school until law school. I developed an interest in the legal profession when I attended Townsend Harris High School. I had an interest in the humanities and religiously watched legal and criminal shows. As an undergraduate student at St. John’s University I studied legal studies and accepted multiple legal internships to determine if law school was a path I was planning to take. Through my multiple internships, I had the opportunity to work with amazing attorneys, who taught me how lawyers think, write, and analyze. They have all become great mentors and with such an amazing start to my legal career, I knew I wanted to become a lawyer.
Thanks for sharing, Genevieve! (Genevieve is one of AABANY’s most reliable and friendly volunteers, as well as Ms. JD Pre-Law Director.)
Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy – National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy
Application Deadline Extended | May 26, 2017, at 8 p.m. EDT
Apply for the fifth annual Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy (CBLA) in Minneapolis from June 25-27, 2017. The CBLA is a collaborative effort among the American Bar Association, Hispanic National Bar Association, National Bar Association, National Native American Bar Association, and NAPABA. The CBLA will strengthen the pipeline of diverse bar association leaders through leadership training and professional development programs.
The CBLA is intended for up-and-coming bar leaders who have been in practice for 5-15 years and have served as officers of a NAPABA affiliate and/or chair/co-chair of a NAPABA committee.
Deadline Extended | Apply by Friday, May 26
- Applications can be found here.
- Deadline to submit an application is Friday, May 26, at 8 p.m. EDT.
- Applicants will be asked to submit a brief essay of 250-500 words, a CV/resume, and two letters of recommendation.
More information about the program can be found on the CBLA website. Please contact CBLA Steering Committee members Jin Hwang (Jin.Hwang@Verizon.com), Greg Schwartz (GSchwartz@billionarmitage.com), or Gary Zhao (email@example.com) with any questions.
Citizenship Fair | The New York Public Library
Applying for citizenship can be an exciting time for many immigrants. New York Public Library understands that it is a complicated and costly process that can be challenging to complete. On May 20, 2017, Mid-Manhattan Library will be hosting an all-day Citizenship Fair. The event will take place between . The fair will feature local and government agencies, ready to assist new Americans with their citizenship applications. This free program is open to the public. Representatives from federal, state, and city agencies will be on-site offering presentations and workshops to help residents learn more about the resources available to manage the citizenship application, its cost and submission. Presentations include:
- An overview of the process and requirements for qualifying and studying for the exam by U.S. Citizenship and, Immigration Services
- Citizenship Eligibility and Application process with Lutheran Social Services of New York
- If you are unable to come to the fair, please keep in mind that The New York Public Library offers a wide-range of services to assist New Yorkers with their citizenship needs, including the recently-launched NYCitizenship, which provides legal services and financial counseling at select libraries in the five boroughs, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.
For more information about what’s available at the Library, please visit NYPL’s Immigrant Services Page.
NAPALSA Conference Call for Panelists, Nov. 2-5
The National Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (NAPALSA) is currently seeking interested speakers for panels to be presented during the 2017 NAPALSA Conference taking place during the 2017 NAPABA Convention in Washington, D.C., from Nov. 2-5. If you are interested in serving on a NAPALSA panel, please complete an application form no later than 7 p.m. EDT on Friday, June 2.
Since 2002, the NAPALSA Conference has taken place in conjunction with the NAPABA Convention. Law students have the opportunity to organize their own panels catered to law students as well as participate in the general NAPABA programming. This partnership provides law students the chance to further hone their skills and learn and network with current attorneys from diverse sectors.