Meet AABANY’s New Program Associate Simone Nguyen!


Simone Nguyen is the Asian American Bar Association of New York’s first ever Program Associate. She is a recent graduate of Columbia University, where she studied English and Comparative Literature and East Asian Languages and Cultures with special interest in ethnic literature and post-war culture. Her interests include contemporary and classical music, ballroom dance, and modern literature. She looks forward to meeting as many AABANY members as possible, as well as learning all she can about the Asian American legal community and in particular the good that it does for communities of color at large. 

Columbia APALSA Third Annual Conference: On the Shoulders of Giants


The Columbia Asian Pacific America Law Students Association invites you to attend their third annual conference: On the Shoulders of Giants: New Horizons for Asian Americans in Law and Politics.  The conference will be held on Saturday, March 8 starting at 1pm.  Attend one of three panels on Immigration Reform, Minority Identity, and Professional Development or attend dinner with keynote speaker former NYC Comptroller John Liu.  Among the speakers at the conference will be AABANY President Mike Huang, President-Elect Clara Ohr and Board Member Karen Lim, who will be joining Helen Wan (author, The Partner Track) and Vivia Chen (blogger, The Careerist) on a panel entitled “Navigating the Career Ladder: Professional Development Strategies for Asian American Attorneys.”

CLE credit will be offered.  Tickets are available on our
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More than 40 law students and lawyers attended the Fall Networking Event at Slate on Thursday, October 20.  Students from Rutgers, Brooklyn, Columbia, New York Law School, and Cardozo were there, along with a mix of lawyers in private practice and the public sector.  Thanks to Irene Tan and Jonathan Li for putting it together! And thanks to Liza Sohn, Student Outreach Committee Co-Chair for the wonderful photos.