Academic Committee Holiday Lunch

On December 12, the Academic Committee celebrated the holidays as Nick and Rachel would have at  Tea & Sympathy in Greenwich Village.  Our Academic Committee hosted a great afternoon get-together and enjoyed authentic British favorite desserts and teas. The event saw participation from many local area law schools, including: Brooklyn, CUNY, Fordham, NYU, Rutgers, Seton Hall, St. John’s. Thanks to everyone who came. For more information about the Academic Committee, go to https://www.aabany.org/page/352

The Academic Committee took over Tea & Sympathy on Dec. 12.
Scintillating conversation over lunch, tea and dessert.

Call to Action to Assist Law Students in Puerto Rico Law Schools Affected by Hurricane Maria

From our friends at the Puerto Rican Bar Association:

New York, New York – The Puerto Rican Bar Association has obtained the support of various law schools in New York and Florida and others throughout the United States, including Albany Law School, Touro Law School, University of Florida, Barry University, University of Pittsburgh Law school to accept law students from the three law schools in Puerto Rico, University of Puerto Rico Law School, Interamerican University Law School and Catholic University of Puerto Rico Law School.  “The law students have been severely affected by the devastation of hurricane Maria and we want to ensure that their legal education will not be interrupted during these trying times.”  Carmen A. Pacheco, Esq., PRBA President.  We commend the many law schools quickly organizing and responding to the needs of affected law students.  We are currently assisting the Dean of the UPR Law School with placing 33 law students". Betty Lugo, Esq., PRBA Judiciary Chair and Anthony Suarez, President, PRBA FL

We are asking law schools throughout the country to similarly join us in this initiative. Please contact us at puertoricanbarny@gmail.com for more information.

2014 Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition

2014 Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition

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On Saturday, October 27, AABANY held its 4th annual Upstate Roadshow at Syracuse Law School.  Organized by the Student Outreach Committee, co-chairs Irene Tan and Ben Chan brought the downstate contingent that included Amy Ngai, Amy Luo, Thomas Hou, Board member Francis Chin and Executive Director Yang Chen.  They were met upstate by Louis Jim, associate at Bond, Schoeneck & King, Tiffany Lee, Assistant US Attorney in the Western District of New York, Mary Traynor, attorney at the Advocacy Group, and Shelly Tsai, attorney at Legal Services of Central New York.

Law students from the law schools at Syracuse, Buffalo and Albany spent the afternoon learning about AABANY, its mission and activities, engaged in an interactive networking workshop and participated in panel discussions about resume writing, interviewing and career paths in the law.

After the panels concluded, panelists and law students headed to Dinosaur Barbecue where they continued to chat and connect over pulled pork sandwiches, mac and cheese, caesar salad and other delectable fare.

Thanks to everyone who attended, and we look forward to strengthening our connections with our friends and members upstate. If you wish to contact the Student Outreach Committee co-chairs, Ben and Irene, send email to studentoutreach-chairs@aabany.org.

New York Magazine: The Case(s) Against Law School

New York Magazine: The Case(s) Against Law School

Grads Sue New York Law School and Cooley Law, Saying They Inflated Job and Salary Stats – News – ABA Journal

Grads Sue New York Law School and Cooley Law, Saying They Inflated Job and Salary Stats – News – ABA Journal