In the News: The Hon. Denny Chin Inducted as the First Lawrence W. Pierce Distinguished Jurist in Residence

On September 14th, The New York Law Journal reported that Judge Denny Chin of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (and past AABANY President, 1992-93) became Fordham Law’s first ever Lawrence W. Pierce Distinguished Jurist in Residence. This distinction allows Judge Chin to continue his role as a Judge while devoting more of his time to teaching and building connections with the law students at Fordham. Judge Chin is especially excited to teach classes that deal with Asian Americans and the law saying the topic is “dear to my heart.” 

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In the News: AABANY Member Anna Mercado Clark Featured in The FilAm Article: “Lawyer Anna Mercado Clark’s Fork in the Road”

On June 30, The FilAm published a profile about AABANY Member Anna Mercado Clark, her decision to pursue the law, her professional background, and her Filipino identity. Born in the Philippines, Anna immigrated to the United States as a twelve-year-old and initially planned to pursue a career as a physician, even graduating with a bachelor’s degree in biology. However,  she became interested in the law after learning about Bush v. Gore following the 2000 presidential election. Curious about the law and its “impact on society,” Anna attended Fordham University School of Law, where she interned for the Hon. Denny Chin, who was then a judge at the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and who now serves in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. After graduating law school, Anna worked as a criminal prosecutor in the Queens District Attorney’s Office and then as an attorney for a private law firm, where she represented health care providers in medical malpractice cases. She currently is a partner at Phillips Lytle LLP, where she leads the Data Security and Private Practice Team and the eDiscovery and Digital Forensics Team. Anna also serves as an adjunct professor at her alma mater, Fordham Law School.

Anna, who has described herself as “decidedly Filipino,” has always found ways to promote her Filipino identity. During her time at Rutgers, she served as president of the Rutgers Association of Philippine Students and helped plan the Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue’s 2000 Conference. Currently, Anna serves in leadership roles in her law firm, in minority bar associations, and in the greater community. She credits her father, Dr. Daniel Mercado, for encouraging her to remain connected to and take pride in her Filipino identity. To read the full article, please click here.

KALAGNY Co-Hosts IAKL 2014 Annual Conference in NYC

IAKL and KALAGNY are co-hosting the 2014 International Association of Korean Lawyers’ 22nd Annual Conference at Fordham University Law School from October 2-5, 2014.  The Conference will feature cutting-edge legal and educational programs, dinner events and exciting daytime activities in and around New York City.  We expect to have in attendance attorneys, judges, general counsels, law professors and many other legal and business professionals from the greater NY area and from around the world. 

Click here to learn more about the Conference. Click here to register for the various conference options and add-on items.  Early bird pricing ends on July 31st.  

Reserve here for special conference rates at the Hudson Hotel.

For sponsorship opportunities, click here.

To join the conference host committee, click here

To learn more about IAKL, click here.

The Solicitor General and Confession of Error: The Hirabayashi Case

Thursday March 8, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
McNally Amphitheater, Fordham Law School, 140 West 62nd Street, NYC

In May 2011 Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal issued a “confession of error” on behalf of his office, acknowledging that it had failed in its response to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Katyal stated that the Solicitor General’s office had defended the internment policies, and in doing so had concealed information that undermined a key rationale for internment: that many Japanese-Americans posed a security threat. Professor Katyal will speak about the importance of, and the process for, confessions of error by the Solicitor General, within the framework of the Hirabayashi case.

Free and Open to the Public.  CLICK HERE to register.

Prof Katyal Confession of Error