APABA's New Lawyers & Summer Associate Success Event

Monday, March 2, 2015  |  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm  |  Baker Botts, LLP, 1001 Page Mill Rd, Building One, Suite 200, Palo Alto, CA, 94304

Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley's (APABA-SV) would like to invite you to their upcoming New Lawyers & Summer Associate Success Event. There will be a panel discussion about making an impression and succeeding as summer associates and new lawyers, followed by a networking hour with food and drinks.

Please RSVP here!

45th Anniversary Celebration of Asian American Studies

Saturday, March 7, 2015  |  1:00 pm - 7:00 pm  |  Putah Creek Lodge  |  Facebook

Please join us at the 45th anniversary celebration of Asian American Studies at UC Davis hosted by the UC Davis Asian American Studies Department!

NAPIPA Prosecutors’ Panel in Sacramento-Area

Thursday, March 12, 2015  |  4:30 pm – 6:00 pm  |  McGeorge School of Law (3200 5th Ave., Sacramento, CA 95817)

Please join UCD APALSA, McGeorge APALSA, and the National API Prosecutor’s Association (NAPIPA) for a Prosecutors’ Panel in the Sacramento Area. The panel will be an opportunity for prosecutors to speak with students who are interested in a career in public service, including those interested in a career in criminal law, about their work as prosecutors. They will discuss their respective career paths, detail their commitment to public service, share some of their toughest professional challenges, and extend advice and encouragement to students in attendance. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to ask questions and network with the prosecutors following the panel session.

Panelists will include:

Thien Vu Ho – Sacramento County

Lauren Jew – Solano County

Jennifer Ow – Nevada County

Melissa Begley – Placer County

Vietnam Nguyen – Yolo County

Carpool signup here. For questions, please contact Eryn Hong (ehong@ucdavis.edu).

Mock Interviews with ABAS

Monday, March 16, 2015  |  6:00 pm - 7:30pm  |  King Hall (Basement Study Rooms)

The Asian/Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento will provide a mock interview workshop to current UCD APALSA members. The participating attorneys represent a variety of legal fields (private, public, government, etc.), and will come to King Hall to conduct mock interviews and provide personalized feedback to interested students. The interviews will take approximately 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of feedback. This will be a great way to practice and refine your interview skills whether you're a 1L who is looking for a summer job (or want a jumpstart on OCI season), a 2L who wants to brush up on interviewing skills, or a 3L who is job-hunting for post-graduation employment. Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity!

RVSP Mandatory (We have limited space available: first come, first serve. Open to all classes but limited to dues-paying APALSA members): Please sign up here, and we will e-mail you with more information.

Additional Info: Wear formal business attire, and bring the most recent copy of your resume. We will serve pizza and refreshments.

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Kim (asykim@ucdavis.edu).

NMLSA Power in Legal Diversity Conference

Friday, March 20, 2015  |  8:30 am - 6:30 pm  |  UC Berkeley School of Law

NMLSA is holding a conference titled "Power in Legal Diversity" at UC Berkeley’s School of Law on Friday, March 20th from 8:30 am – 6:30 pm. The conference is geared towards all law students, but places a special emphasis on issues faced by minorities.

There will be a reception from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm with attorneys from several firms and non-profits. There will also be a Law School Fair for undergraduates from 1:30 – 3:15. Please see the attached flyers for more information.

Professor Bhagwat and DeSantis will be speaking at the conference. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all attendees.

Please purchase your tickets here and learn more at the Facebook event here.

3L+ Law Prep Diversity Reception & Scholarship Fundraiser

Wednesday, April 8, 2015  |  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm  |  The Fairmont San Francisco Hotel, Crystal Room

Appetizers, drinks, a chance to win raffle prizes (including a Kindle Fire), and inspiring speakers to include:

  • Robert Berring, Jr. UC Berkeley Professor and former Interim Dean; the beloved "Uncle Zeb"
  • Nader Mousavi Sullivan & Cromwell Partner; recognized as one of the "World's Leading Patent Practitioners" and "Top 100 Lawyers in California"

Tickets and additional details are available here. ($10 student tickets until March 18. Limited availability.)

All proceeds will benefit 3L+ scholarships and summer internships. For those who are unable to attend the event but wish to support the scholarship and internship programs, please use the "donation" option.

MLK Day of Service

Monday, January 19, 2015  |  9:00 am - 12:00 pm  |  Loaves & Fishes Sacramento

Take a day on this Monday and remember MLK Jr.'s legacy by assisting in one of two crucial legal clinics in Sacramento.

 The two clinics offered will be:

  • (1) Veteran's Clinic (food stamps, housing referrals, medical coverage, cell phones)
  • (2) Expungement Clinic (criminal records expungement)

If you would like to volunteer with us, please fill out this form.

If you have any questions, please contact Elaine (ejwon@ucdavis.edu).

APILO/AABA in Oakland

Wednesday, January 21, 2015  |  6:00 pm  |  1305 Franklin St., Suite 410

This is a reminder that the next API Legal Outreach/Asian American Bar Association Pro Bono Clinic in Oakland is on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Please come and provide your legal expertise to low-income community members!

As usual, the clinic will start at 6:00 p.m. and is held at the APILO office at 13th and Franklin, just a short walk from the 12th Street Oakland City Center BART station (1305 Franklin Street, Suite 410; 510-251-2846). AABA will provide food and drinks.

If you are interested in helping out with this session, please complete the sign-up sheet here. Please select "Oakland" as your location. Thanks for your interest in volunteering, and we hope you can join us at the clinic this month!

APILO/AABA in San Francisco

Wednesday, January 28, 2015  |  5:45 pm  |  100 McAllister St., 3rd Floor

This is a reminder that the next API Legal Outreach / Asian American Bar Association pro bono legal clinic in San Francisco is on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. Please come and provide your legal expertise to low-income community members!

As usual, the clinic will start at 5:45 p.m. and is held at the UC Hastings Civil Justice Clinic office (100 McAllister Street, 3rd Floor). AABA will provide food and drinks.

If you are interested in helping out with this session, please complete the sign-up sheet here. Please select "San Francisco" as your location. To help us plan accordingly, please respond by Friday, January 16th. Thanks for your interest in volunteering, and we hope you can join us at the clinic this month!

APALSA White Elephant Gift Exchange/Potluck

December 12, 2014  |  6:30 pm  |  King Hall Student Lounge  |  RSVP!
Hohoho APALSA! What better way to spread the holiday cheer and lift the mood during finals than random gifts from your peers via a White Elephant Gift Exchange?! AND FOOD MADE/BOUGHT BY FRIENDS?!? IT WILL BE INCREDIBLY EXCITING!
Will someone bring mocha frappuccinos? Will Victoria Wong shoot someone with a water gun? WHAT VIDEO WILL JAMES LEE MAKE THIS YEAR?!? THE ONLY WAY TO FIND OUT IS TO COME WITH FOOD + GIFT!
Each participant supplies one wrapped or bagged gift ($15 minimum monetary value, if you want to spend more you are free to do so). The gifts are placed in a central location, and participants determine in what order they will take turns selecting them.
The first person opens a wrapped/bagged gift and the turn ends. On subsequent turns, each person gets the choice of “stealing” any unwrapped item or choosing a wrapped one from the gift pile. When a player's gift is stolen, they must select a replacement gift from the pile of wrapped presents or steal one of the unwrapped gifts.
A person cannot steal the gift that was stolen from them. After a gift has been stolen 3 times- it is FROZEN and belongs to the person who last stole it. After the third gift on a turn is stolen, the fourth player is required to open a wrapped gift.

Teabo Fundraiser!

November 19, 2014  |  6:00 pm - 12:00 am  |  Teabo Cafe (2191 Cowell Blvd, Suite E, Davis, CA 95616)

Come out to Teabo on Wednesday night starting at 6pm to get your boba fix and support APALSA at the same time! Please print and present attached paper flyer at purchase! Thank you!

Fundraiser @ Pho King 4

October 22, 2014  |  10:00 am - 10:00 pm  |  226 3rd St., Davis, Ca 95616

Calling all phở phở-natics! APALSA is having a phở-ndraiser at Phở King 4 (226 3rd St., Davis, CA 95616) TODAY from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm! This is a phở-nomenal way to enjoy some phở and help us out at the same time! (We will love you phở-ever.)

For an un-phở-gettable experience, invite your friends and professors!

Please present paper flyers at purchase (no digital flyers will be accepted). Thank you! :)

APALSA Outline Bank

New members: If you have paid your dues, you now should have access to the APALSA Outline Databank on SmartSite.

If you do not, pleas send an email to Daisy Liu (dsyliu@ucdavis.edu).

Calling all 2Ls and 3Ls: Continue the cycle of giving that has come to be the hallmark of King Hall APALSA! Memorialize all your hard work by contributing your outlines to the APALSA Outline Databank on SmartSite.

Upload your outlines directly to SmartSite or email them to Daisy Liu (dsyliu@ucdavis.edu).


Due to the high volume of applications that came in after 10pm last night, we have decided to extend the application deadline for 1L/LLM Reps and Sibs to TOMORROW (Wednesday), at 5pm. Also, please note that your applications will not be considered until you pay your membership fees!

For all questions or concerns, please contact ucdapalsa@gmail.com.

APALSA Membership Fees

APALSA dues-paying members will receive extra benefits for helping fund our  wonderful organization. This includes access to our outline bank, a  guaranteed Big Sib, and priority in limited space events. Members will  also be able to apply for APALSA leadership positions (e.g. 1L Rep).

Fees are $15 for the current school year OR $25 for all years at King Hall.

If interested in joining APALSA as a member, please pay your dues to Chris Moores (2L) either in his folder or in person. Please make checks payable to "Asian Pacific American Law Students Association" (not APALSA). Cash left in Chris's folder should be put in an envelope indicating your name.

September 8, 2014 - Upcoming APALSA Events!

1. APALSA x KALSA Professional Etiquette Workshop

September 11, 2014  |  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  | King Hall 1001

Hone your networking skills and learn the "do's" and "don'ts" from attorney Karen Kim (Murphy Austin LLP, King Hall '09). APALSA and KALSA bring you this workshop to get you up and running for the Capitol Reception later that evening. You'll get to hear how professionals think on the other side of the room, table, handshake. Domino's Pizza will be served.

2. Law School Students of Color Welcome BBQ

September 12, 2014 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Central Park (on C Street between 3rd Street and 5th Street)

Meet faculty and students dedicated to social justice issues, diversity across the legal field, retention of law students of color, and public interest in a casual environment over delicious food! All law students are welcome!

3. Welcome BBQ

September 19, 2014 | 5:00 pm | Central Park (on C Street between 3rd Street and 5th Street)

Come out to APALSA's Welcome BBQ to kick off the school year. Enjoy food and drinks while you mingle with friends and new faces!

Don't forget— Big Sib/Little Sib and 1L/LLM Board Position Applications are due Monday, September 22, 2014.

Please e-mail your applications to ucdapalsa@gmail.com or drop in Christine Chou's (2L) folder.

August 28, 2014 - Upcoming APALSA Events!

1. Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - First General Meeting

12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Room 2001

APALSA (Asian Pacific American Law Students Association) is an organization of law students interested in Asian-American legal issues and in the growth of the Asian-American legal community. We sponsor social activities, speaker series, and community service events. Our goal is to foster relationships with professors and practicing attorneys to educate the community about Asian-American issues.
Come find out more about APALSA and how you can be a part of this organization. We look forward to meeting you! Lunch will be served.

2. Friday, September 19, 2014 - Welcome BBQ

5 PM
Central Park (on C Street between 3rd Street and 5th Street)

Come out to APALSA's Welcome BBQ to kick off the school year. Enjoy food and drinks while you mingle with friends and new faces!

April 5, 2014 - 3rd Annual APALSA Banquet

April 5, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
Fat's Catering and Banquet - Waterfall Room
1015 Front Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Tickets are $25 for students and $40 for non-students.
Buy online here: http://ucdavisapalsabanquet.bpt.me/

March 17, 2014 - The 2014/15 APALSA Board

Congratulations to the newly elected APALSA Board. Now witness the firepower of this fully armed and operational battle station!

Co-Presidents: Eryn Hong and Steven Vong
Treasurer: Chris Moores
Secretary: Christine Chou
Internal Relations Chair: Betty Liu
Cultural Outlook Chairs: Antonia Wong and Linh Luong
Professional Development Chairs: Amy Kim and Sunny Tsou
Conference Representatives: Sylvia Tsai and Kaitlyn Lim
Community Outreach Chairs: Sue Chang and Elaine Won
Finance Chairs: Josephine Wu and Andrew Doan
Technology Chair: Daisy Liu

February 26, 2014 - APALSA Teabo Fundraiser

APALSA Teabo Fundraiser

January 27-30, 2014 - APALSA Culture Week at King Hall

Culture Week Banner

The Asian Pacific American Law Students Association at UCD presents APALSA Culture Week 2014!

MONDAY JAN 27 | New Year's Courtyard Kick-Off (12PM - 1PM) COURTYARD

Join us in the Courtyard for food and fun to kick off APALSA's culture week!

Korean, Chinese, and Thai food will be served.

TUESDAY JAN 28 | Asian Pacific Islanders, the Model Minority Myth, and the Prison Industrial Complex (12PM - 1PM) RM 2303

Eddy Zheng is a Chinese immigrant who spent 21 years of his life in prison for crimes he committed at the age of 16. Since his release from prison, Eddy has dedicated his life to serving the youth and communities of the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Eddy hopes to utilize his experiences to inspire and motivate young people to invest in their education, raise awareness about the detrimental impact that the Prison Industrial Complex has on the Asian and Pacific Islander population, and promote racial harmony among people of color.

Dosirak (Korean food) will be served.

WEDNESDAY JAN 29 | Job Panel (12PM - 1PM) RM 2303

- Grace Arupo (CA Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development)
- Judith Gold (Public Interest Law Project)
- Josh Kaizuka (Law Offfices of Kaizuka & Valcarenghi)

- Professor Thomas Joo

Panda Express will be served.

THURSDAY JAN 30 | Korematsu Day with Professor Fujimoto and Professor Brownstein (12PM - 1PM) RM 2303

Korematsu v. U.S. was a landmark United States Supreme Court case concerning the constitutionality of Executive Order 9066, which ordered Japanese Americans into internment camps during World War II regardless of citizenship. This lecture looks into the dialogue surrounding the Japanese internment cases, a long history of racism, and the community’s perseverance in fighting against injustice.

Vietnamese sandwiches will be served.

*Bar review will be held at Little Prague!

January 25, 2014 - 14th Annual Bay Area APALSA Conference


400 Mrak Hall Drive, Davis, CA 95616
Saturday, January 25, 2014
8:30 am- 6:00 pm

For registration and more information: www.baapalsa2014.com
Cost: $15 for early registration
Early registration closes January 10, 2014.

November 7, 2013 - APALSA Chipotle Fundraiser

Hungry? Come support APALSA in our Chipotle Fundraiser on November 7, 2013 from 6pm to 9pm. Bring the attached flyer in and tell the cashier that you are a law student supporting APALSA. All proceeds will be used to fund future APALSA events and projects!

Bring this flyer!

October 26, 2013 - My Sister's House Run for a Safe Haven

Come support My Sister's House, a non-profit organization that serves women and children impacted by domestic violence and human trafficking, in their 10th Annual 5k fun run/walk. See our weekly e-mails for details. Register here.

October 24, 2013 - ABAS / UC Davis APALSA / McGeorge APALSA Happy Hour Mixer

ABAS Happy Hour

October 2, 2013 - APALSA Library


We are pleased to announce that the APALSA Library is up and running. Dues paying members will be able to check out course books, supplements, and other helpful materials. Check our weekly e-mail announcements for the updated booklist.

September 22, 2013 - The 2013/14 APALSA 1L Representatives

Congratulations to our new 1L representatives! The APALSA Board is excited to have you on the team!

Community Outreach: Christine Chou and Chris Rhee
Conference: Sue Chang and Betty Liu
Professional Development: Steven Vong and Ruby Chung
Finance: Addy Tang and Andrew Doan
Cultural Outlook: Josephine Wu and Elaine Won
Internal Relations: Jungwon (Regina) Jae

April 16, 2013 - The 2013/14 APALSA Board

Congratulations to the newly elected APALSA Board. May the Force be with you.

Co-Presidents: Justin Lee and Jocelyn Koo
Treasurer: Stephanie Ho
Secretary: Eryn Hong
Internal Relations Chair: Alice Du
Cultural Outlook Chairs: Dawei Chi and Sarah Chi
Professional Development Chairs: Shelley Jiang and Victoria Wong
Conference Representatives: Junyong Huang and Daniel Yang
Community Outreach Chairs: Jean Jiang and Vanessa Lim
Finance Chairs: James Lee and Talissa Mulholland
Technology Chair: Anthony Seto

April 14, 2013 - Send-off BBQ & Passing of the Torch

Thank you to Tiffany Gilliam ('14), Daniel Yang ('15), and Andrew Huah ('14) for graciously hosting our end of the year barbecue. A fun time was had by all. Special shout outs to Hank Nguyen ('14) for getting the grilling started, Jocelyn Koo ('14) for making the best guacamole Hart Ku ('15) has had in a long time, and Justin Lee ('15), Eryn Hong ('15), Anna Park ('14) and Daniel Yang ('15) for providing musical entertainment.

March 9, 2013 - 2nd Annual APALSA Banquet

5:00 - 9:00 PM

Saturday, March 9, 2013
Hilton Sacramento Arden West
2200 Harvard St. Sacramento, CA 95815
Reception: 5 pm, Ceremony: 6 pm
Tickets: $25 for students, $40 for non-students, you can purchase tickets online at http://apalsabanquet.bpt.me/
We will be tabling on the weekdays starting today, February 25th, so please stop by to ask questions and buy your tickets!

For more information, please click the "APALSA Banquet" tab above, or follow the link here: http://students.law.ucdavis.edu/APALSA/news.html

November 7, 2012 - ABAS/APALSA November Mixer

5:30 PM

ABAS holds a monthly mixer and welcomes King Hall students to join in a relaxing evening of drinks and conversation. This is a great opportunity for students to network with practitioners from various fields. The mixer will be at a bar in Sacramento, exact location TBA. We will be arranging rides. If interested, please contact Josephine Lee (jsplee@ucdavis.edu) or Justin Lee (lawlee@ucdavis.edu).

September 13, 2012 - Annual APALSA Bar Review!!!

Thursday September 13, 2012 - Annual Bar Review
9PM - 2 AM @ The Davis Graduate (805 Russell Blvd Davis, CA 95616)
Please come out and support APALSA at our biggest fundraiser of the Fall. A portion of all food and drink proceeds goes to supporting APALSA. Get there before 11pm for drink specials and to avoid the cover. We will be taking donations and raffling off a $100 gift card to The Grad. Get ready for some food, fun, and dancng!

2012 APALSA Bar Review

September 4, 2012 - Upcoming Asian/Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento Events

Please see ABAS' upcoming events in the area here on there website. There is a Happy Hour Mixer tomorrow, Wednesday, September 5th at Pizza Rock (1020 K Street) in Sacramento. More importantly...

ABAS Mentorship Mixer ABAS’ kick-off mentorship mixer for the new academic year will be held at the UC Davis School of Law Courtyard on Thursday, September 6, 2012, from 5:30-7:30. Please come and support our law students! It’s free for ABAS members, law students, and faculty. For more information, please contact Richard Uno at richard.uno@dre.ca.gov

August 19, 2012 - Upcoming APALSA Events!

1. Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - APALSA General Body Meeting

12PM @ King Hall, Rm 1001
Lunch: Shanghai Town, a Davis favorite, will be served.
Lunch will be provided. Come find out what APALSA is all about, meet our board and current members, and learn how you can be a part of this great organization!

2. Friday, August 31, 2012 - APALSA BBQ

4:30 - 7:30PM @ Davis Central Park
Please come out to APALSA's first barbecue to kick off the school year. Enjoy a burger and beer while you mingle with friends and new faces. There will be vegetarian patties as well!
Facebook link: http://www.facebook.com/events/435315753177316/

3. Thursday, September 6, 2012 - Asian Bar Association of Sacramento (ABAS) Mixer

6 - 8:30PM @ King Hall Courtyard
This event is sponsored by the Asian Bar Association of Sacramento. Each year ABAS hosts a mixer in Davis and Sacramento for ABAS and APALSA members from King Hall and McGeorge. Students can talk to attorneys about practice areas and get an idea of what it is like to practice law. We encourage students to follow up with attorneys to build a mentor-mentee relationship. Grab a bite to eat, a glass of wine, or beer, and meet an attorney.

July 28, 2012 - 2012-2013 APALSA Board

Congratulations to our new APALSA executive board!

Co-Presidents: Tiffany Gilliam & Anna Park
Treasurer: Mike Le
Secretary: Jessica Le
Community Outreach Chair: Laurence Lee & Patrick Ting
Conference Representatives: Rubina Chuang & Hart Ku
Cultural Outlook Chair: Eunice Lee & Ji Yong Park
Internal Relations: Hank Nguyen
Professional Development: Sue Chung & Laura Taing
Technology Chair: Hart Ku

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Need to contact us? Email us at ucdapalsa@gmail.com