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.”
On behalf of The Joseph and Gwendolyn Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law & Justice, you are cordially invited to attend a lecture, part of The Straus Public Lectures Series:
“The Grand Challenges of Implicit Social Cognition and the Law”
Jerry Kang Straus Fellow, David M. Friedman Fellow, NYU School of Law; Professor of Law and Asian American Studies (by courtesy), UCLA _________________________________ Date:Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
Lecture Synopsis:Recent findings in experimental social psychology have demonstrated the existence of “implicit biases”–attitudes and stereotypes that we are neither aware of nor necessarily endorse. Social scientists have also discovered “stereotype threat”–that negative stereotypes can undermine performance when an individual believes that by doing poorly she will confirm those very stereotypes about the groups to which she belongs. In this talk, Professor Jerry Kang will survey the science of implicit biases and stereotype threat with emphasis on real-world consequences. Then, he will explore their implications for law, policy, and legal theory. Along the way, Prof. Kang will outline what he sees as the field’s “Grand Challenges” for the next quarter century.
The lecture is open to the public; please feel free to spread the word about the event.
A roomful of attorneys was transported last Thursday to the early 1940s, when Japanese-Americans on the West Coast were forced from their homes and into internment camps, but could still be drafted to fight for the country that had stripped them of their constitutional rights.
The New York Law Journal covered the AABANY re-enactment of the Heart Mountain trials presented on July 11 at Cadwalader. AABANY again thanks Cadwalader for hosting the event, helping AABANY to inform and educate the public about important civil rights and social justice issues in American history raised by Asian Americans and their experience.
Associate Justice Goodwin Liu of the California Supreme Court is hiring two law clerks, each for an 18- to 24-month term. One position will begin in January 2012; the other will begin in fall 2012. Applicants must have a strong academic record, excellent research and writing skills, and demonstrated ability to learn quickly and work collaboratively. Applicants who are one to five years out of law school and who have previously clerked for a federal appellate court are strongly preferred. The position is based in San Francisco.
Interested applicants should send (in PDF format) a cover letter, résumé, law school transcript, and writing sample via email to email@example.com. Applications will be considered immediately upon receipt, until the positions are filled. Questions may be directed to Justice Liu’s judicial assistant, Ms. Pat Sheehan, at (415) 865-7090. For information about the California Supreme Court, see http://www.courts.ca.gov/supremecourt.htm.
Donna Chin passes along word that applications for the NAPABA Law Foundation Bob Chin Scholarship are now being accepted from law students until September 2. More about the Bob Chin Fund from the NAPABA website:
The scholarship is named in memory of Robert G. Chin, entrepreneur,…