St. John’s University School of Law’s Symposium Invitation

Thanks to Prof. Elaine Chiu, Co-Chair of AABANY’s Academic Committee and professor at St. John’s University School of Law, for sharing this announcement with us.

A Review of Professor Tanya Hernández’s Acclaimed Book:

Multiracials and Civil Rights: Mixed-Race Stories of Discrimination

On behalf of the St. John’s University School of Law’s Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development, along with the Ron Brown Center for Civil Rights, St. John’s enthusiastically invites you to be a part of their next symposium issue. They are proud to announce that their Journal will be working with Fordham Law Professor Tanya Hernández. Professor Hernández recently published her acclaimed book, Multiracial and Civil Rights: Mixed-Race Stories of Discrimination, and they want to continue the important scholarship, analysis, and dialogue that her book inspires.

The Journal is calling for any and all writers to provide a serious commentary to Professor Hernández’s inspirational book. Commentaries can be a short essay or a longer book review. Professor Hernández will review all commentary and provide a written collective response.

If you are interested, please provide a short abstract of your commentary.  All entries would be reviewed by the Journal’s editorial board. The editorial board will promptly notify authors who are accepted for publication in the Journal.

The editorial board is reviewing submissions on a rolling basis. If you are interested, please send the following information to [email protected].

·       Your name, title, and professional affiliation;

·       Your curriculum vitae/resume;

·       Your contact details including phone number and email address;

·       A one to two page abstract summarizing your essay or review and indicating what your expected page length will be.

Submission Deadlines:

Abstract Deadline: August 15, 2019

Selected Author Notification Date: September 15, 2019

Essay/Book Review Deadline: December 31, 2019

If you have any questions about this call for papers or the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development, please contact the Research and Symposium Director, Matthew Harnish, at [email protected].

Congratulations to Michael J. Rhee

On February 21, 2019, the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA) at St. John’s University School of Law recognized Michael J. Rhee as the 2019 APALSA Honoree during their Lunar New Year Reception at China Blue-Tribeca. AABANY congratulates Michael J. Rhee on his recognition as the 2019 APALSA Honoree.

Michael J. Rhee received his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law in 1998 and went on to lead a remarkable legal career. Mr. Rhee had served as a Special Counsel in the real estate department at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP.  Currently, Mr. Rhee is Vice President and General Counsel of the Durst Organization, one of the most prominent real estate companies in New York City. As Vice President and General Counsel, Mr. Rhee advises on leasing, acquisitions, construction and development activities, as well as the corporate and legal needs of the company. Mr. Rhee also oversees insurance and collections and manages outside counsel.

Michael J. Rhee is not only a distinguished member of the legal community, he is also an active one. He has been an AABANY member since 2015, and he is a member of the In-House Counsel Committee. Mr. Rhee is also a member of the Leadership Advisory Council of the Korean American Lawyers Associations of Greater New York. Please join AABANY in congratulating Mr. Rhee on this well-deserved recognition.

From left to right: Christopher Arcitio (St. John Law Alum & Former AABANY Intern), Anna Chen (St. John Law Alum & Former AABANY Intern), Michael J. Rhee, Yang Chen (Executive Director at AABANY)

Novelist Kermit Roosevelt on the Internment of Japanese Americans

The Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights and Economic Development and the American Constitution Society invite you to join us for a conversation with novelist and University of Pennsylvania Law Professor Kermit Roosevelt.

Professor Roosevelt will discuss his acclaimed new novel, Allegiance, which explores the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII, arguably one of the most shameful civil rights violations committed by the U.S. government.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

5:30 p.m.

St. John’s School of Law
Belson Moot Court Room | Second Floor

We’re proud to foster an ongoing dialogue on civil rights at St. John’s Law and we hope you’ll join us and add your perspective to this vital community conversation.

More Information
You don’t need to RSVP to attend this event. If you have any question, please contact Professor Elaine Chiu at [email protected].