In the News: Litigation Committee Co-Chair Luna Barrington Named Top Lawyer under 40 by Law360 Rising Stars

Out of over 1,400 submissions, AABANY Litigation Committee Co-Chair Luna Barrington has been recognized by Law360 as one of this year’s Rising Stars under 40, as she has secured defense trial verdicts in major class action suits against companies like C&S Wholesale Grocers and Johnson & Johnson. On June 4, Law360 published an article highlighting her recent accomplishments as a trial attorney, underscoring the massive damages she saved her clients by skillfully preparing for and conducting the trial with her trial team. Now a partner at Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, she recalls successfully advocating for a group of Mexican-American students in Tucson, AZ, pro bono, as among the proudest moments of her career: in federal court, Barrington fought a state statute banning a Mexican-American studies program in Tucson’s schools, denouncing it as a violation of the First and Fourteenth Amendments. She is also a first-generation lawyer and the first in her family to earn a graduate degree. Please join AABANY in congratulating Luna on being selected by Law360 as one of this year’s Rising Stars under 40, a well-deserved recognition of her achievements and trial skills.

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[POSTPONED] From Students to Faculty: Insights for Today’s First-Generation College Students

Asian American Studies Center at Hunter College
Wednesday, March 11th 5pm – 7pm

Hunter College West Building, 3rd Floor Glass Cafeteria
904 Lexington Ave and 68th Street
Guests will need a photo ID to enter the building

More than half of all college students in the United States are first-generation college students (neither parent had a bachelor’s degree). At Hunter College, more than a third of the undergraduates are the first members of their families to attend college. Join this exciting discussion to learn more about the challenges and opportunities of being a first-generation college student from faculty members, who went from being the first in their families to attend college to being professors teaching and mentoring the next generation of students.

The Panelists

Margaret M. Chin
Associate Professor of Sociology, Hunter College & CUNY Graduate Center
Hung Cam Thai
Professor of Sociology & Asian American Studies, Pomona College & CUNY Thomas Tam Visiting Professor (2019-2020)
Van Tran
Associate Professor of Sociology, CUNY Graduate Center, Hunger College Class of 2004

Moderator

Vivian Louie
Professor of Urban Policy & Director fo Asian American Studies, Hunter College

RSVP: http://bit.ly/AASFirstGen

If you have any questions, please contact Gabriel Galindez (ggalinde@hunter.cuny.edu)

Co-Sponsored by the Sociology Department and Urban Policy & Planning Department