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 ThomasTangMootCourtNE@gmail.com. For more information, please visit NAPABA’s website here.
The Asian Heritage Scholarship is open tostudentswho will be attending an accredited US Law School in the fall of 2018 and meet all needed requirements. Candidates are asked to write a short essay describing how their background and experiences in the Asian American community influenced their choice to go to law school and how they plan to use their degree to help give back to their community.
To find out more about the eligibility and application requirements, see the link for more details. Deadline is August 1, 2018.
The deadline for Prep Program Foundations has been extended to March 31, 2017. Foundations applications are considered on a rolling basis so submit your application as soon as possible.
Ronald H. Brown Law School Prep Program for College Students furthers the Ron Brown Center’s mission of engaging in legal studies, research, and outreach on issues affecting the lives of disadvantaged and underrepresented people; increasing racial and socioeconomic diversity in the legal profession; and educating law students to be leaders on issues of racial, economic, and social justice. To help raise the number of diverse, disadvantaged students in law schools, the Ron Brown Prep Program identifies these students in their college years and offers them early exposure to the study and practice of law.
The Ron Brown Prep Program prepares students for the challenges of law school and for the law school application process. Participants gain an edge in courses taught by Law School faculty; through internships with judges and lawyers; in a customized LSAT prep course; and with advising on all aspects of the admission process.
Click on the link in the title for more information.
The Brooklyn Legal Pipeline Initiative (BLPI), will be a professionally moderated program designed to give diverse students who live or attend college in Brooklyn direct instruction on how to successfully apply to and fund a law school education. The program is being jointly run by the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association (BWBA), the Brooklyn Bar Association(BBA) and the Defense Association of New York (DANY). Each participant will be matched with an attorney mentor. Participants who attend all sessions will be offered an opportunity to obtain a non-paying summer internship. Stipends may be available to defray certain transportation and ancillary costs associated with the internships.
Selected students will attend five (5) two-hour classroom sessions, once a month, starting February 27, 2017 that will be moderated by Paula Edgar, an attorney, diversity and inclusion coach and former law school administrator.
Classes will be held at the Brooklyn Bar Association’s landmark building located at 123 Remsen Street in downtown Brooklyn. These classes will be held from 5:30- 7:30 PM and will address the following topics:
February 27, 2017 – The Legal Profession – What is a lawyer? What do they do? – Panel discussion with judges and attorneys describing the areas in which they practice.
March 13, 2017 – Applying to Law School – Course selection- Time management – Writing skills – IRAC – The LSAT’s – Paying for law school – Guided questions and answer session with a college career counselor and a law school admissions officer.
March 27, 2017 – Networking and Mentoring – Each participant will be paired with an Attorney Mentor – Developing a resume and cover letter.
April 24, 2017 – Internships –Interview Skills – Professionalism.
May 22, 2017– Mock Interviews – Each participant will participate in simulated interviews and will receive immediate constructive feedback.
June -August 2017 – Summer Internship Program
Application deadline is February 10. Click HERE for the brochure containing additional information.
The NAPABA Law Foundation (NLF) is accepting applications for the McGuireWoods/NLF Internship Program. The Program will support students interested in the legal profession and will help students develop a commitment to advocacy on behalf of the APA community. The Program seeks to achieve these goals by providing undergraduate and law school students with meaningful internship experiences at the Washington DC offices of NAPABA and NLF.
About the Program
Each law clerk and undergraduate intern shall be assigned projects that will further the missions of NAPABA and NLF, including:
Promoting justice, equity and opportunity for APAs;
Fostering professional development, legal scholarship, advocacy and community involvement; and
Developing and supporting programs to educate the legal profession and APAs about legal issues affecting those communities.
Please note the deadline to apply has been extended to March 21, 2014. Click here for more information.
AALDEF Young Professionals Committee & Cardozo APALSA
LINSANITY Screening & Filmmaker Q&A
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 6:00 – 8:30 PM Cardozo School of Law 55 Fifth Avenue (@12th St., Moot Court Room), NYC $10 tickets For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org RSVP required by 3pm March 4th for all non-Cardozo students.
Following the panel, please join us for a post-screening party! Happy hour specials all night. Le Midi Bar & Restaurant 11 East 13th St. (btwn 5th Ave. & University Pl.)
AALDEF YPC and Cardozo APALSA present: “The documentary that began filming long before Linsanity became a pop culture reference. American’s favorite unlikely sports hero.” Please join us for an AALDEF 40th Anniversary presentation of the award-winning film LINSANITY followed by a special panel discussion with director Evan Jackson Leong and AALDEF Staff Attorney Thomas Mariadason. Donations to benefit AALDEF’s Educational Equity Program. Post-screening party with happy hour specials at Le Midi Bar & Restaurant, 11 East 13th Street (btw 5th Ave. and University Place). Can’t make it? You can still support AALDEF by clicking here to make a donation!
“Director Evan Jackson Leong embarked on this documentary before Jeremy Lin was a household name, following the future star as he struggled to find his place in a league where Asian American players are few and far between. More than just a film for basketball addicts, Linsanity serves as an insightful study of the way we perceive race in America and shows what is possible if someone believes in himself.” – Sundance
The Young Professionals Committee is dedicated to fostering the next generation of AALDEF supporters. Through social and networking events and other programming, the Young Professionals Committee aims to raise awareness about AALDEF’s wide range of efforts on behalf of the Asian American community.
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.”
The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is pleased to announce a partnership with Prudential Financial, Inc. (Prudential) and Gibbons, P.C. (Gibbons) to provide a fellowship opportunity to a highly-motivated, third-year law school student. Through this partnership, NAPABA will select a third-year law school student to be the 2014 NAPABA-Prudential Law Fellow.
The Fellow will be hired to the position of a full-time, fall associate at Gibbons and will be expected to begin work on a date to be determined between the Fellow and Gibbons. The date is expected to be set after law school graduation and completion of the July 2014 bar examination.