Volunteer for Thomas Tang Northeast Regional Moot Court Competition


The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Law Foundation presents its 2018 Thomas Tang Northeast Regional Moot Court Competition, and is in need of volunteers. This competition provides a unique and memorable experience for student appellate advocates. The event allows law students to showcase their writing and oral advocacy skills, and also to compete for scholarships totaling $10,000. In summary, this year’s problem is on whether a state university has the right to impose disciplinary sanctions on a student for non-curricular expressive conduct, and if it may expel a law student for off-campus expressive activity. For more information on this year’s problem, click here

The event will be held on Friday, October 19, 2018, from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. at the United States Court of International Trade, One Federal Plaza, New York, New York. NAPABA seeks volunteers for grading briefs and for day-of. Brief graders will review and score briefs submitted by the student teams before the competition, and the time commitment is flexible. Day-of volunteers are welcome to assist for either part of the event or the entire day, and will serve as bailiffs or judges for the oral argument rounds. For a complete schedule of the day’s events, click here. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Zoe Wong, the Northeast Regional Coordinator, at T[email protected]. For more information, please visit NAPABA’s website here

NAPABA 2018-2019 Elections: Cast your vote by Oct. 9

The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is holding its 2018-2019 Board of Governors election. The NAPABA Board of Governors makes the organization’s policies for the given year, and consists of nine officers, ten regional governors, and four appointed At-Large Board Members. The responsibilities of board members include, but are not limited to, supporting NAPABA’s mission statement, endorsing NAPABA events and programs, securing financial supporters, and demonstrating the highest standards of integrity and decorum. For a full list of governor responsibilities, click here. With these responsibilities in mind, AABANY endorses the following candidates (whose statements, biographies, and endorsements can be found by clicking their name): 

Bonnie Lee Wolf, President-Elect 
Alen Hsu, Vice President for Membership

Charles Jung, Vice President for Programs and Operations

Avanti Bakane, Vice President for Communications

Gary Zhao, Treasurer

Jeffrey Javinar, Secretary 

AABANY members who joined or renewed their NAPABA membership by July 1, 2018, are eligible to vote. Ballots have been delivered by email, and must be cast on or before Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. If you have any questions, you may contact the NAPABA Nominating & Elections Committee Chair George Chen, [email protected], or NAPABA Executive Director Tina Matsuoka, [email protected]. For general inquiries, please contact [email protected]

More information on elections can be found here, and the elections schedule has been reproduced below: 

Oct. 9 | Votes must be cast by 9 p.m. EDT/6 p.m. PDT on this date in order to be counted. Questions or concerns about voting and elections may be directed to [email protected].*

*Staff will be available to assist you throughout the voting period until 5 p.m. EDT/2 p.m. PDT on Oct. 9, 2018, which is several hours before the voting period closes. If you have questions or anticipate a need for assistance, please plan accordingly and contact us in advance of the deadline. No one will be able to assist you during the last few hours of voting.
Oct. 11 | Election results will be announced to the membership.