Sharon and Ivan Fong recently began a scholarship fund for rising 2L law students who demonstrate outstanding professional promise, community service, and commitment to the APA community.
Applicants will be evaluated for (a) academic excellence in their undergraduate school years and first year of law school, (b) leadership experience, (c) volunteerism or service in the public interest, (d) knowledge of social and cultural issues of any one or more AAPI communities or commitment to making a significant impact on issues affecting one or more AAPI communities, or both, and (e) commitment to “pay it forward.”
The NAPABA Law Foundation will award from the Sharon and Ivan Fong Scholarship Fund at least one $5,000 scholarship each year, half of which would be distributed to the recipient in his or her second year of law school and the remainder of which would be distributed to the recipient in his or her third year of law school.
Applicants must apply by June 30, 2020 at 5:00 PM ET. However, if applicants submit all but the reference letters by the deadline (and commit to getting the references in soon thereafter), applications will not be considered late.
The NLF Public Interest Internship provides support for at least one law student to gain meaningful legal experience during a 2018 summer internship at a public interest organization that provides direct legal services, impact litigation, and/or legal advocacy on behalf of the AAPI community.
With great sadness, AABANY announces the passing of Han C. Choi on March 26, 2018. Known by many around the country as a leader, mentor, trailblazer and friend, Han was active in NAPABA and was the Managing Partner of the Atlanta office of Ballard Spahr LLP.
AABANY, together with KALAGNY and CAPABA, held a fundraiser on March 22, the proceeds of which were donated to the Han C. Choi Scholarship Fund, administered by the NAPABA Law Foundation.
AABANY is sad to receive the news that our friend Han Choi, a NAPABA trailblazer, mentor and leader, is battling cancer. In his honor, a scholarship fund has been created, to be administered by the NAPABA Law Foundation.
For more details on the fund and to lend your support, please click here.
NLF Partners and In-House Counsel Community Law Fellowship/NLF Community Law Fellowship (For more information and to apply, click HERE)
2-Year Full-Time Fellowship
3Ls, Judicial Clerks, Recent Law Grads
Deadline | Dec. 31, 2016
Established in 2004 through a generous gift from Paul W. Lee of Goodwin Procter LLP, the NAPABA Law Foundation Partners and In-House Counsel Community Law Fellowship works to address the need for attorneys working on behalf of the Asian Pacific American populations. Recognizing that many obstacles prevent committed attorneys from practicing public interest law, including the shortage of entry-level jobs, the Fellowship provides an opportunity for a new attorney to gain substantive experience at a nonprofit national or community-based organization during the two-year Fellowship period. Fellows are funded at $100,000 for the two-year Fellowship.
NAPABA Law Foundation Underserved Communities Fellowship (For more information and to apply, clickHERE)
1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls
Deadline | Feb. 15, 2017
Through a generous gift from Les R. Jin, NLF has established a $6,000 fellowship for one law student or recent law school graduate to gain meaningful legal experience at a public interest host organization on a project designed to advance opportunities for Asian Pacific Americans who are part of one or more under-served Asian Pacific American communities. The Fellowship is open to all currently enrolled U.S. law students in good standing to work at any qualified not-for-profit host organization in the U.S. If the Fellowship recipient is someone who is currently a first or second year law student, s/he shall perform the fellowship during the following summer. If the awardee is a third-year student, s/he shall finish the fellowship within seven months of his/her graduation.
Fred T. Korematsu Summer Fellowship (For more information and to apply, click HERE)
Deadline | Feb. 15, 2017
In partnership with the Fred T. Korematsu Institute, NLF will be accepting applications for the Fred T. Korematsu Summer Fellowship Program. The program will provide $6,000 for a meaningful summer internship at a public interest organization. The intern will work to further Fred T. Korematsu’s legacy as a civil rights pioneer. Initial funding was provided by Parkin Lee and The Rockefeller Group.
McGuireWoods/NLF Internship Program for Law Students (For more information and to apply, clickHERE) McGuireWoods/NLF Internship Program for Undergraduates (For more information and to apply, clickHERE)
1Ls, 2Ls, Undergraduates
Deadline | March 15, 2017
The McGuireWoods/NLF Internship Program supports students interested in the legal profession and will help students develop a commitment to advocacy on behalf of the Asian Pacific American (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.
Applications Coming Soon
Summer NLF Public Interest Internship Scholarship
Bryan Cave/NAPABA Law Foundation Community Service Scholarship for Summer Law Interns
If you missed the registration deadline for the NAPABA Golf Tournament, now is your chance to register! The NAPABA Golf Tournament to Benefit the NAPABA Law Foundation will be held on Thursday, Nov. 3, at the beautiful Maderas Golf Club, ranked by Golf Digest as one of the top 100 public golf courses in America. The tournament will be played “shot gun” style in the scramble format with all foursomes teeing off at 8 a.m. Enter to win amazing prizes! The tournament will be immediately followed by an awards reception, scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.
Registration will close on Oct. 21. For more information or to sponsor the tournament, click here.
The NAPABA Golf Tournament to Benefit the NAPABA Law Foundation will be held at the beautiful Maderas Golf Club, ranked by Golf Digest as one of the top 100 public golf courses in America. The tournament will be played “shot gun” style in the scramble format with all foursomes teeing off at 8 a.m. Enter to win amazing prizes! The tournament will be immediately followed by an awards reception, scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.
For more information on how to play and sponsor the tournament click here.