Register to Judge at The Downtown
Empire Mock Trial, an education nonprofit, in partnership with New York University, seeks volunteer attorneys to judge at the Downtown Collegiate Program, scheduled for January 20-21. Empire Mock Trial is looking for attorneys to serve as a judge or juror for one three (3) hour trial, which includes a complimentary meal and brief orientation session. Students hail from some of the nation’s top universities, including Harvard, Yale and Columbia; attorneys receive 3 free CLE credits for volunteering.
Find out more program information on Empire Mock Trial’s website here—it takes less than 5 minutes for volunteers to register. This is a win-win opportunity for everyone: the local community gets to empower the next generation of leaders, while students learn from their knowledge and expertise.
If you have any questions, call Empire Mock Trial at 646-481-2332 or email to [email protected].
Featured Alumna: Doris Ling-Cohan | NYU School of Law
Congratulations to Judge Doris Ling-Cohan, long-time friend of AABANY and New York’s first Asian-American woman to serve as an appellate judge, on her 2016 Woman of Distinction Award from the Women of Color Collective (WoCC) at New York University.
Click on the above link to read her Featured Alumna story, including her humble roots and message of triumph:
Growing up, Ling-Cohan did not imagine that one day she would be a leader, or even a lawyer. “As a child, I didn’t dare to dream. Reality simply stifled my dreams,” Ling-Cohan recalled in her speech at the WoCC ceremony. “Like many of my generation, growing up in Manhattan’s Chinatown, my parents were immigrants. My father worked in a laundry, and my mother was a seamstress. As a child, I too worked in a sewing factory sewing and cutting thread.”
Ling-Cohan entered law school hoping that her law degree could be a tool for social change, both for her own community and other disadvantaged groups.
Please join us in congratulating Judge Ling-Cohan on this wonderful honor.
The Research Center for Leadership in Action (RCLA) at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service will receive applications for the Global Social Change Leadership Institute being held July 8-20, 2012, in New York City for university and graduate students and recent college graduates.
The Institute offers promising leaders a chance to develop practical knowledge and skills to advance social justice in their communities. The curriculum draws on more than seven years of rigorous research RCLA has conducted with award-winning social change organizations about the essential role these nonprofits play in an informed and engaged civil society.
Complete information, including eligibility requirements, the curriculum, tuition, partial needs-based scholarships, and application instructions, is online here.
The deadline to be considered for Early Admission is Friday, February 24, 2012. The deadline to apply for Regular Admission is Thursday, March 15, 2012.
A flyer with program details is available online here. Please contact [email protected] for further information.