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December 19, 2016 --

STOEL RIVES 2017 1L AND 2L DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIPS
Deadline: January 8, 2017

Stoel Rives is committed to fostering diversity within our firm and our communities. To further this goal, Stoel Rives is proud to offer 1L Diversity Fellowships in each of our Portland, Salt Lake City and Seattle offices and a 2L Diversity Fellowship in our Portland office only. Recipients will be awarded a salaried summer associate position for the summer of 2017 and a $7,500 tuition scholarship for the following academic year.

To learn more about the Diversity Fellowships and for links to apply online, please click here. To learn more about the firm, please visit www.stoel.com.

FELLOWSHIPS AT AUSCHWITZ FOR THE STUDY OF PROFESSIONAL ETHICS (FASPE)
Deadline: January 12, 2017

FASPE Law is a fully-funded, two-week summer program that uses the conduct of lawyers and judges in Nazi Germany as a launching point for an intensive study in contemporary legal ethics. FASPE Law is predicated upon the power of place. Fellows visit Auschwitz and other sites in Germany and Poland where they consider how to apply the lessons of history to the ethical challenges they will face in their careers.

In 2017, the program will take place from Sunday, May 21 to Friday, June 2. (Fellows are expected to arrive in Europe by Saturday, May 20.) All program costs are covered, including round-trip travel from New York to Europe, European travel, lodging, and food. FASPE Law Fellows travel and share some seminars with Fellows in the FASPE Business and Journalism programs.

FASPE Law is open to current JD and LLM students and those who received a JD or LLM between May 2016 and January 2017. It is designed to address ethical challenges in all fields of law, including the private sector, public interest organizations, and the government. To learn more about FASPE and to apply, please visit www.FASPE.info.

FISH & RICHARDSON 1l DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS
Deadline: January 13, 2017

Fish & Richardson is pleased to announce its 1L Diversity Fellowship Program for 2017. The program, which offers fellowships to diverse first year law students, is a key component of their ongoing firm initiative to recruit, retain, and advance attorneys who will contribute to the diversity of their practice and of the legal profession.

Their 1L Diversity Fellowship Program is comprised of four components: a paid summer associate position in one of Fish & Richardson's domestic offices, mentoring by members of the firm, participation in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 1L Scholars Program, and up to a $10,000 scholarship.

Eligibility: Candidates must be in good standing as a first-year law student at an ABA accredited law school; demonstrate a record of academic and professional achievement; contribute meaningfully to the diversity of the firm and legal community; and have a sincere interest in Fish & Richardson and our practice areas.

Applications for the 2017 Fellowship will be accepted from December 1, 2016 through January 13, 2017. For more information about the Fellowship or to print out an application and a checklist of required support materials, please click here. Answers to frequently asked questions regarding the 1L Diversity Fellowship Program can be found here. To learn more about Fish, please visit their website at www.fr.com.

AALDEF 2017 SUMMER LEGAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Deadline: January 18, 2017

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), founded in 1974, protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans through litigation, legal advocacy, and community education. For more information about AALDEF, please visit their website. AALDEF attorneys work in the following program areas: anti-trafficking initiative, community health care initiative, economic justice for workers, educational equity, housing & environmental justice project, immigrant access to justice, and voting rights.

To Apply:
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to be received by AALDEF on or before Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the address below. Please indicate in your cover letter the top three preferred program areas. Only law students qualify for AALDEF’s legal internships. Applications may be faxed or emailed.

Any bilingual ability should be stated in the application. Bilingual ability is helpful but not required. Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese), Gujarati, Hindi, Khmer, Korean, Indonesian and Urdu-speaking applicants are especially urged to apply.
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt until the January 18, 2017 deadline. Interviewing will take place on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible, as decisions are made on a rolling basis. Only applicants who have been given interviews will be notified of their advancement in the application process.

Summer Internship Search (Legal)
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
99 Hudson Street, 12th floor
New York, New York 10013-2815
Fax: 212-966-4303 Email: info@aaldef.org

For more information, please contact Annie J. Wang (212-966-5932 etx. 213 or awang@aaldef.org). Please do NOT email applications to Annie J. Wang.

ACLU-NC LAW & POLICY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Rolling Applications: Spring, Summer, Fall

The ACLU-NC invites applications for internships for law and graduate students in the Legal-Policy Department. Students willing to work with intensity and focus will find an internship at the ACLU-NC a rewarding learning experience. Qualified applicants are enthusiastic, creative, and detail-oriented; have excellent research, writing, and oral communication skills; and, can articulate a commitment to work for social justice and the ideals of the ACLU.

Applications must include the following: (1) Cover Letter that includes a statement about (a) which internship you are applying for, (b) a brief statement about why you want to work on that issue at the ACLU-NC, and (c) how you encountered the internship opening; (2) Resume; (3) Writing Sample; and, (4) List of References with contact information.

Applications will be accepted beginning September 15 for the following spring term and beginning October 15 for the following summer term. Submit Spring 2017 applications via email to aclunc-clnc0894@applications.recruiterbox.com and submit Summer 2017 applications via email to aclunc-clnc0334@applications.recruiterbox.com. All applications may alternatively be submitted via U.S. mail to:

ACLU of Northern California
ATTN: Legal-Policy Department Internships
39 Drumm Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

For more information, please see the informational PDF here. Please direct any further questions about the internship program or the application process to Daniela Bernstein (dbernstein@aclunc.org or 415-621-2493 ext. 303).

ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN LAW JOURNAL @ UCLA

The APALJ at UCLA is currently seeking student submissions for publication in Volume 22 of the journal. Student submissions should be student-written, original comments relating to legal, social and/or political issues affecting Asian Pacific American communities. There is no minimum or maximum limit for the length of the submission. It can even be a piece that students have written for class. Students may also submit multiple submissions. Please direct all questions and submissions to apalj@lawnet.ucla.edu.

PUBLIC ADVOCATES CLERKSHIP OPPORTUNITY
Deadline: Rolling (Selection Ends in February)

Spend your summer or semester at one of California’s leading civil rights law! Public Advocates, a non-profit law firm and advocacy organization, challenges the systemic causes of poverty and discrimination by strengthening community voices in public policy and achieving tangible legal victories advancing education, housing and transit equity, and climate justice. Public Advocates focuses on strategic policy reform, collaboration with grassroots groups representing people with low incomes, people of color and immigrants, communication and litigation, “making rights real” across California since 1971. For more information and to apply, visit us here.


October 30, 2016 --

UNITY BAR DINNER 2016
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 | Double Tree by Hilton Hotel | 5:30pm

Please save the date for The Unity Bar Association of Sacramento's Unity Bar Dinner 2016. The Keynote speaker will be Chief Justice of California, Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye. Questions? Please contact the Unity Bar Association of Sacramento at ptreeves@sbcglobal.net, or Cindy Liu at cindycliu@gmail.com.

4TH ANNUAL SAN FRANCISCO DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE LAW STUDENT SYMPOSIUM
Friday, November 18, 2016 | San Francisco Hall of Justice | 4-5:30pm

Come meet SFDA George Gascón. Learn what it takes to become a prosecutor in the City and County of San Francisco from top prosecutors from diverse backgrounds. The symposium will be held Friday, November 18, 2016, 4pm at the Hall of Justice (850 Bryant Street, 3rd Floor Law Library, San Francisco, CA 94103). Refreshments will be provided. Courtroom attire is required and please bring your resumes.

Email Tyrene Labutan, the Internship Program Manager, at sfdainternship@sfgov.org to RSVP or if you have any questions. Space is limited so RSVP soon! See the informational flyer here for more details.

LEGAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN SUMMER LEGAL INTERNSHIP
Deadline: December 15, 2016

Founded in 1975, Legal Services for Children (“LSC”) is one of the country’s first non-profit law firms dedicated to providing free legal representation and social work services to children.

Please send cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to internship@lsc-sf.org, with “Summer Legal Intern” in the subject line. In your cover letter, please address the following:
LSC’s clientele is extremely diverse, and the majority of our clients are low income youth of color. To ensure that our agency is best serving these children, LSC strives to promote an evolving set of behaviors and attitudes amongst our staff, as well as policies that enable us to work effectively in all cross-cultural situations, with clients, with our coworkers, and with the community. How do you think your personal background or experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to contribute to our commitment to cultural humility and diversity amongst our staff? Feel free to think broadly about your response to this question, applying various aspects of your life and personal experiences.

Bilingual/bicultural candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. To promote social justice and best serve our clients, LSC is committed to maintaining a diverse staff and providing culturally competent services. We strongly encourage candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities and historically oppressed groups, as well as bilingual and bicultural candidates, to apply.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until filled. Priority will be given to applications received by December 15, 2016. For more information, please refer to the informational PDF here.

ACLU SOCAL INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Deadline: December 15, 2016

The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California (ACLU SoCal) is currently accepting applications for interns, externs, and volunteers to work in our Los Angeles, Orange County (Santa Ana), and Inland Empire (San Bernardino) offices. We are accepting internship applications from students at all academic levels, including high school students, undergraduates, law students, social work students and other graduate students. We are also accepting applications for volunteers who are not currently enrolled in an academic program. People of color, women, people with disabilities, people over 55, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex are encouraged to apply. Please review the application instructions carefully.

All applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and transcript (for current students) via email (internship@aclusocal.org) or postal mail (email is strongly preferred). In your subject line, please include the following information in square brackets, listed in order of preference: (1) your preferred subject area(s); (2) your geographic preference(s); and (3) the term for which you are applying. For example, “Subject: [First Am/Immigration] [OC/IE/LA] [Summer 2017]” or “Subject: [Education/Jails] [LA/OC/IE] [Fall 2018].” We encourage applicants to indicate no more than two subject area preferences, but you may also indicate “[General]” as your preferred subject area if you do not have a particular interest.

We are more likely to hire candidates with geographic flexibility. We cannot guarantee applicants’ preferences and we may offer you a position outside of your areas of interest.

Summer applications are accepted beginning September 1st, or as soon as school’s rules allow, and closing December 15th. Hiring decisions are made on a rolling basis while Fall/Spring applications are accepted throughout the year.

Emailed (internship@aclusocal.org) applications are strongly preferred. However, items can be mailed to:
Internship Coordinator
ACLU Foundation of Southern California
1313 West Eighth St., Suite 200
Los Angeles, California 90017

For more information, please visit their website. Please direct any further questions about the internship program or the application process to Victor Leung (VLeung@aclusocal.org).

ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN LAW JOURNAL AT UCLA

The APALJ at UCLA is currently seeking student submissions for publication in Volume 22 of the journal. Student submissions should be student-written, original comments relating to legal, social and/or political issues affecting Asian Pacific American communities. There is no minimum or maximum limit for the length of the submission. It can even be a piece that students have written for class. Students may also submit multiple submissions. Please direct all questions and submissions to apalj@lawnet.ucla.edu.

PUBLIC ADVOCATES CLERKSHIP OPPORTUNITY
Deadline: Rolling (Selection Ends in February)

Spend your summer or semester at one of California’s leading civil rights law! Public Advocates, a non-profit law firm and advocacy organization, challenges the systemic causes of poverty and discrimination by strengthening community voices in public policy and achieving tangible legal victories advancing education, housing and transit equity, and climate justice. Public Advocates focuses on strategic policy reform, collaboration with grassroots groups representing people with low incomes, people of color and immigrants, communication and litigation, “making rights real” across California since 1971. For more information and to apply, visit us here.


September 19, 2016 --

APALSA CULTURE WEEK
Monday, September 19, 2016 to Thursday, September 22, 2016

Monday [Room 1301] - Judicial Panel featuring Hon. Russell Hom, Hon. Shelleyanne Chang, Hon. Floyd Shimomura
Tuesday [Room 1301] - Reopening Korematsu v. U.S. featuring Donald Tamaki
Wednesday [Room 2302] - Private Practice Career Panel featuring Vincent Tong, Alice Cheng, Chris Alvarez
Thursday [Room 2304] - Government Careers Panel featuring Gene Woo, Caroline Park, Anthony Lew

Check out the APALSA Culture Week album here!

2016 Culture Week Tabloid

HANSON BRIDGETT 1L INTERVIEW WORKSHOP
Deadline: October 28, 2016

Hanson Bridgett presents an annual workshop to help first-year law students prepare for on-campus interviews. Promoted through minority student organizations at area law schools, the program brings students together with lawyers from a wide range of working environments. Hanson Bridgett attorneys have been joined at the event by lawyers working for public and private companies, the government, legal organizations and the military. The Interview Workshop will be held at King Hall this year on Saturday, November 12, 2016 on a first come, first serve basis. The Workshop schedule is as follows:
07:45 - 08:15 – Check-in / breakfast / networking
08:15 - 10:15 – Seminar
10:15 - 10:30 – Quick preparation for practice interviews
10:45 - 12:15 – Practice interviews
12:15 - 01:45 – Networking lunch
If you are interested in participating in the Workshop, please submit a copy of your resume no later than October 28, 2016 to Blaine Yamauchi and/or Jon Kim. Space is limited so priority goes to paid members. For more information, please contact either of them or Naomi Smith, Hanson Bridgett's Director of Attorney Recruiting and Diversity, at nsmith@hansonbridgett.com.

ASIAN LAW CAUCUS VOLUNTEER POLL MONITORS
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | 1301 | 12-1pm

This election day, Asian Law Caucus needs your help protecting the right to vote. We will be monitoring polling places across 18 counties to ensure that immigrant voters get the language assistance they are guaranteed under law, that no voter is intimidated or harassed by members of the public, and that polling places are accessible to people with disabilities. For us to be successful, we need as many volunteers as possible. You will be trained and fully prepped before Election Day!

You can learn more about poll monitors in this Huffington Post article.

Volunteers, organized in teams of two, will visit five polling places over the course of approximately four hours on Election Day (Nov. 8, 2016). Volunteers will fill out a checklist for each polling place visited and report problems through established procedures. Community volunteers recruited by Asian Law Caucus that are not lawyers will be paid a $100 stipend for the day. Travel costs are not reimbursed, though.

A staff attorney from the Voting Rights Project at Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus will be giving a presentation this Wednesday, September 14, in Room 1301. Please attend if you are interested for more information. Food will be provided.

Also, if you already know that you are interested please fill out this google form. Thank you! Let's push ahead!

SABA OF SACRAMENTO'S 9TH ANNUAL DIVERSITY LAW STUDENT RECEPTION
Saturday, September 17, 2016 | Davis, CA | 1-4pm

The South Asian Bar Association (SABA) of Sacramento proudly invites you to the 9th Annual Diversity Law Student Reception. Meet local judges and attorneys and learn about practicing law in our region. Casual attire, everyone is welcome! This event is free of charge. The reception will be held at the home of Shama Mesiwala (3249 Conquistador Way, Davis, CA). Please RSVP to Shama Mesiwala (shama.mesiwala@jud.ca.gov) or (530) 747-0642 by Monday, September 12, 2016.

OF CIVIL WRONGS AND RIGHTS: THE FRED KOREMATSU STORY
Sunday, September 18 | New Parkway Theater in Oakland, CA | 2:55pm

Go watch "Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story," a one-hour, Emmy-award winning documentary film at the New Park Theater in Oakland, CA. After the film, Mr. Donald Tamaki, who served on the pro bono team that reopened the case, will do a 30-minute Q&A. For more information about the film, click here. To purchase tickets, click here. Tickets are $10.

ABAS ANNUAL GALA DINNER
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | Tsakopoulous Library Galleria in Sacramento, CA | 5:30pm

The Asian/Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento is holding its Annual Gala Dinner with featured keynote speaker Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu. The event will be held at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria (828 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814). For RSVP or sponsorship, please contact Karen S. Kim (kkim@austinmurphy.com or 916-446-2300).

HANSON BRIDGETT 1L INTERVIEW WORKSHOP
Saturday, November 5, 2016 | Hanson Bridgett LLP in San Francisco, CA | 8:30am-1pm

Hanson Bridgett presents an annual workshop to help first-year law students prepare for on-campus interviews. Promoted through minority student organizations at area law schools, the program brings students together with lawyers from a wide range of working environments. Hanson Bridgett attorneys have been joined at the event by lawyers working for public and private companies, the government, legal organizations and the military. The interview workshop will be held at Hanson Bridgett LLP (425 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94105). For more information, please contact Naomi Smith, Director of Attorney Recruiting and Diversity, at nsmith@hansonbridgett.com.

NRDC FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY
Deadline: Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Natural Resources Defense Council, a nonprofit environmental organization, is seeking candidates for the Frederick A.O. Schwarz Litigation Fellowship, a two-year position with our litigation team, starting around September 2017. The Schwarz Fellowship will be based in Washington, DC, New York, or Chicago.

In addition to more “traditional” environmental work such as wildlife and wilderness conservation, NRDC’s litigation is increasingly focused on public health threats to low-income communities and communities of color. Recent cases concern lead contamination in Flint’s drinking water, mold in New York City public housing, and industrial contamination in Dickson, Tennessee and Jersey City, New Jersey. We collaborate with groups representing industrial workers, prisoners, inner-city schoolchildren, and residents of urban and rural communities seeking relief from pollution burdens.

This work demonstrates the cross-cutting nature of environmental issues, which are entwined with race, poverty, labor, and human rights concerns. NRDC recognizes that its ability to serve diverse communities is enhanced by its ability to recruit attorneys from diverse backgrounds. To view the posting, click here. Interested candidates for the fellowship should apply online by Tuesday, September 13, 2016 but are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

APABA-SV 31ST ANNUAL AWARDS GALA
Deadline: Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Asian Pacific American Bar Association Silicon Valley is looking for volunteers for their annual Awards Gala on September 23, 2016 in Santa Clara, CA. The Gala, which will be held at Levi's Stadium, attracts over 400 attendees each year, including judges, in-house counsel, attorneys and law students. If anyone is interested, please email Kenny Nguyen (kennynguyen@uchastings.edu). Their committee is looking for volunteers from other law schools besides Hastings to help out.


August 21, 2016 --

APALSA FIRST GENERAL MEETING
Friday, August 26, 2016 | Central Park | 6pm-8pm

Join APALSA for our first general meeting of the school year to learn more about what we have to offer and how to get involved! Lunch will be provided! Information about 1L board member applications and the Big Sib/Lil Sib program applications will also be available at the general meeting.

APALSA WELCOME BBQ
Friday, August 26, 2016 | Central Park | 6pm-8pm

Come enjoy the last days of summer with fellow Asian American law students and celebrate the end of the first week of school! See attached flyer for more details. For more information, please contact Samantha Carrasco (skcarrasco@ucdavis.edu). See you there!

APALSA BIG/LITTLE SIB PROGRAM

Sign up to be in the Big Sib/Lil Sib! Students new to King Hall, sign up for your own APALSA Big Sib who will be able to help you with navigating King Hall and give you advice about your legal education as well as life. If you had a Big Sib, please sign up to be a mentor to the new members of APALSA. Even if you did not have a Big Sib but want to help mentor the new students, sign up. The application and more information will be announced next week. Stay tuned!

AABA MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

The Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area is now taking applications for the AABA Mentorship Program. They match law students and young attorneys with more senior attorney mentors experienced in particular practice areas (which range from criminal and corporate law, to in-house and government practice, to public interest and immigration law), forming “families” that can offer guidance in every aspect of professional and personal development. This is a great opportunity to establish a relationships with practicing attorneys and get advice about law school, job searching and OCI, and the practice of law.

How to Join the Mentorship Program:
(1) Become an AABA member (Membership fee is only $15 for law students)
(2) Fill out this questionnaire by Tuesday, August 30, 2016
(3) Attend the Mentorship Kickoff Mixer
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time: 6pm
Location: Nossaman, LLP (50 California St., 34th Floor, San Francisco)
RSVP for the Kickoff Mixer here by Friday, September 2, 2016

For more information about the Mentorship Program, click here. If you have any questions, please contact the committee co-chairs, Jinah Conroy (jinahconroy@gmail.com), Yuki Ku (yku@hansonbridgett.com) or Wade Chow (wade.k.chow@sfgov.org).


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!
Rules:
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).


APALSA Sib Application EXTENDED

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!

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MONDAY JAN 27 | New Year's Courtyard Kick-Off (12PM - 1PM) COURTYARD
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Join us in the Courtyard for food and fun to kick off APALSA's culture week!

Korean, Chinese, and Thai food will be served.

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

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WEDNESDAY JAN 29 | Job Panel (12PM - 1PM) RM 2303
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PANELISTS:
- Grace Arupo (CA Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development)
- Judith Gold (Public Interest Law Project)
- Josh Kaizuka (Law Offfices of Kaizuka & Valcarenghi)

MODERATOR:
- Professor Thomas Joo

Panda Express will be served.

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

BAAPALSA 2014

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

Books!

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!
http://www.facebook.com/events/373679786037361/

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


Front Page Announcements Archive 2009-2012

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

April 13, 2012 - APALSA Annual Banquet

APALSA invites you to our Inaugural Banquet held to celebrate the past year's successes and accomplishments. We thank our members, alumni, and friends in the community whose active participation has made these achievements possible. APALSA has a rich history of involvement with the Law School and the local community, and we hope to forge stronger connections with our community. Towards that end, we cordially invite you to the APALSA Annual Banquet. Your attendance will ensure that our first annual banquet is a success.

Please visit this page for more information: http://students.law.ucdavis.edu/APALSA/news.html


January 30, 2012 - February 3, 2012

Come Join us for APALSA's API Week!

API Week: Unfinished Business: The Japanese-American Internment Cases
1/30/2012 | 12:00 PM
Room 1002

Please join APALSA for a lunch time screening of "Unfinished Business: The Japanese-American Internment Cases" on Korematsu Day. During World War II, more than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced to enter internment camps. This documentary tells their stories and the stories of those who refused to go. Vietnamese sandwiches served.

API Week: Public Interest and Service Panel
1/31/2012 | 12:00 PM

Room 1001 (Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom)

Interested in Public Interest and Service? California Superior Court Judge Hom, Kathryn Doi, who practices healthcare law, and John Tan, who works for Legal Services of Northern California will be sharing their stories and experiences. Shanghai Town served.

API Week: Legal Academia Panel
2/1/2012 | 12:00 PM
Room 1001

Interested in learning about legal academia? Join Professors Lin, Ikemoto and Tanaka as they share their experiences in the legal field and how they got into legal academia. Professor Lin specializes in Environmental Law, Natural Resources, and Evidence. Professor Ikemoto specializes in Bioethics, Health Disparities, and Science and Technological Studies. Professor Tanaka specializes in Criminal Law and Procedure. Thai food served.

API Week: Private Practice Panel
2/2/2012 | 12:00 PM
Room 1001

Come on Thursday of API Week to learn about and meet 4 members of the API Community from the private practice arena including André Campbell, a partner at Hanson Bridgett LLP, Ernest Chen, a partner at Chen & Lee, and Stephen Lau, Of Counsel at Mennemeir, Glassman & Stroud LLP. Hunan will be served.

API Week: Bone Marrow Drive
2/3/2012 | All Day
In front of 1001

If you’re around campus on Friday, come find us tabling for the Bone Marrow Drive. Every year, thousands like Jane Liang, a UCLA grad student, are diagnosed with leukemia and other life-threatening diseases. Many of them will die unless they get a bone marrow or cord blood transplant from a matching donor- which are rare especially within the API community. Absolutely no donation is required from you- just a simple, painless swab to check for compatibility.


January 30, 2012

We had a very successful and enjoyable BAAPALSA event on Saturday! Thanks for all those who went.


January 23, 2012

Come and ring in the Lunar New Year with APALSA & KALSA at our celebratory potluck! We warmly welcome the entire King Hall community to attend.

We also strongly encourage contributing a dish to share. See you there!

Details: http://www.facebook.com/events/278065172255429/

Contact: Irene at ilu@ucdavis.edu

January 12, 2012

Come out to APALSA Bar Review on Thursday Jan. 12 at the Little Prague (300 G Street). Cover is $3.00, but half of the proceeds will go to APALSA to help fund events.

November 21, 2011

APALSA + La Raza Thanksgiving dinner!! Come join us from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM in Room 2303!

November 1, 2011

Please join us for our first lunch time speaker series. For this first event, we have local practitioners speaking to us about career opportunities after law school. Kara Ueda (KH class of 2000), is a partner at Best Best and Krieger and has experience working in government and private practice. Nirav Desai is a Judicial Law Clerk at U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California. We may have a 3rd speaker from the private sector (TBA).

Come out and get your questions answered and take advantage of this great opportunity to meet attorneys with a great deal knowledge about the actual practice of law.

Lunch provided; Room 1008 (Old Moot Court Room); 12:00 PM.

October 18, 2011

Are you interested in the APALSA Mentorship Program? Having a mentor is a great opportunity to meet practitioners and ask any questions you may have about being a lawyer.

If you're interested, in addition to indicating your interest here, you must also submit your application form.

Please access the form via the link below with your UC Davis Google Account. Download the document and return the completed form to Kevin Liu by October 22, 2011 (kvnliu@ucdavis.edu).

https://docs.google.com/a/ucdavis.edu/document/d/11LmTSTGbPJ6uRoFsy3thcNlL1wTP4_wOTesnqjVojEE/edit?hl=en_US

October 18, 2011

"FREAKY FREAKY MCGEORGE" IS ON!!! McGeorge's APALSA is throwing its annual Halloween party, Exigent, on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 9:30 PM. It was tons of fun last year and a great bonding experience for all! Pre-sale tickets are $15 and the door price is $20. Make sure to dress up - they're having a costume contest!

If you are interested in purchasing pre-sales, you MUST submit $15 to me (Irene) by Monday, October 24th.

I am in the computer lab every Wednesday and Thursday (all day), or send me an e-mail at ilu@ucdavis.edu if you want to set up a separate meet up time.

Facebook link: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=164043127016349

September 25, 2011

Come to our Big Sib/Lil Sib Pot Luck on Sunday at 6 PM!

It will be at Tiffany's apartment:
154 La Rue Road, Unit 226

September 13, 2011

New due-paying members have been added to our system. You can now access the APALSA outlines on the website!

September 5, 2011

We're going to start a new blog on the website! Contact Louis if you want to help us write blogs about law school and APALSA events, and have them posted on the website.

llwai@ucdavis.edu
(530) 601-0754

August 28, 2011

APALSA Membership Dues!

$15/Year or $25/"Lifetime" (For the remainder of your time at UC Davis)

Please pay dues to our Treasurer, Caspar Chan (2L) in his mailbox or in person. Please make all checks out to Asian Pacific American Law Students Association.

Note: Dues paying members are given priority for mentorships, limited space events and is a requisite for the annual grant and access to website outlines.

August 21, 2011

Follow us on twitter! We'll update you on what we're up to and let you know about upcoming events! UCDavis_APALSA.

And don't forget to join our Facebook group.

August 20, 2011

Welcome to King Hall 1L's! We want to invite everyone to our annual Welcome BBQ on August 30. This year we're having it at Lakeshore Apartments in Davis (1175 Lake Blvd.). This will be a great chance to get to know your classmates and meet other APALSA members! See the events page for more details.

Good luck with classes on Monday and we look forward to meeting you at the BBQ!

July 26, 2011

Thanks for visiting our website! We hope everyone's having a relaxing summer. We are currently planning for a year of exciting events and activities, and we hope you can all be a part of it with us in the Fall.

We want to especially welcome the incoming 1Ls! We hope you are having a refreshing summer before the start of your law school career. We are looking forward to meeting you in August. We have a lot of activities planned - including assigning you mentors, finding you a law student buddy, holding workshops and inviting guest speakers.

We hope to meet you all soon!

APALSA Board

February 19, 2010

BAAPALSA

Check out BAAPALSA pics on our Flickr!

January 26, 2010

Fred Korematsu

In celebration of Korematsu Day:

Click to learn more and find out how we're celebrating.

Click to check out the product of two of our very own law professors' comic book chronicling the heroic story of Fred Korematsu.

* Photo attributed to Gary Fong of the SF Chronicle

November 13, 2010

Good luck on your finals! I've updated outline database access according to the most updated list of paid members. Please notify me if you have paid your dues and cannot access the outline database.

October 10, 2010

Please join me in welcoming our new board members! Also, updates to the events section. Check out what's happening in the next few weeks!

September 20, 2010

Outline access database has been wiped clean and updated with members who have paid their dues. If you have not paid yet, please see below for more information about dues. If you have paid and have not received access, please email me your LoginID/ username at lawlin at ucdavis.edu.

Events listing has been updated.

And finally, Big Sib / Lil Sib assignments. (Updated: 09.23.2010)

Thanks,

Lawrence

Last Semester

Dear APALSA members,

We have begun the Lunar New Year with luck, success, and more high hopes. Thank you to everyone who came to the New Year's party. We enjoyed wonderful homemade food like seafood pasta, fried rice, and noodles. While we ate our dinner, we watched Olympians ski (and fall). It was a great opportunity for the membership to get to know the board members a little better. We hope that you will join us for our next social event on March 18th. We will host the Bar Review for that week. All proceeds will benefit our new scholarship.

APALSA is proud to introduce its first ever API Public Interest Grant in conjunction with KHLF. To address the needs of the API community and commend APALSA members who dedicate their summers to serving the API community, we have created this scholarship. We understand how difficult it is to choose a public interest summer job, especially a non-paying one. Therefore, we hope to alleviate some of that stress by offering two $500 scholarships to APALSA members. If you will be serving the API community this summer, you should apply for this grant. Applications are available in Yooli Choi's (2L) mailbox. Recipients will be announced during API Week.

API Week is April 12-16th this year. Every year, APALSA celebrates its members' culture and heritage with a series of speakers, events, and artwork. This year, we will have prominent members of our community coming to speak to us about a variety of API issues. Mark your calendars for these noontime events.

So far, the Intimate Mentorship Dinners have been a great success. Every couple of weeks, lawyers from the Asian Bar of Sacramento volunteer to host dinner for a handful of King Hall and McGeorge students. If you haven't signed up for a dinner yet, make sure you keep an eye out for the announcements!

There are many great networking and scholarship opportunities available for APALSA members. For example, the AABA Scholarship dinner, which is usually attended by 700 attorneys, will be held on March 19th in San Francisco. Don't miss the deadline for the upcoming ABASV Scholarship. Also, learn how to network your way to a job this coming Saturday at the VABANC Career Workshop in San Francisco. Want more information? Read our APALSA announcements or visit our website (http://students.law.ucdavis.edu/APALSA/).

We will resume our Speaker Series shortly. Also, expect an upcoming announcement about a lunchtime event on planning your 2L/3L year. We hope that everyone is enjoying this last half of the year!

Best,

APALSA Board

February 16, 2010 to March 2, 2010

Dear Friends,

An urgent request:

Natalie Nakatani is eight years old and lives in the SF Bay Area. Natalie's leukemia was in remission, but as of 1/19/2010, her cancer is back. This time, her absolute last chance for survival is a bone marrow transplant.

No one currently in the National Registry is a match for Natalie, who is half Chinese and half Japanese. The odds of her finding a match in time to save her life is about 1 in a million, literally.

Natalie's family has just WEEKS to find the bone marrow donor match that will save Natalie's life. What lengths would you want people to go to if this were your child? Please consider that and then head to a bone marrow drive to register (you'll do a simple cheek swab).

Natalie's greatest chance for a match is from those of Asian descent. Donors must be between ages 18-60.

Please see Natalie's video at www.HopeForNatalie.com and forward her website to everyone you can. You can find lots of info there about how you can help Natalie. There are special bone marrow drives happening RIGHT NOW for Natalie in the Bay Area.

You can request a home test kit if you absolutely cannot make it to a drive.

Other ways to help:

- spread word about Natalie's website (she's also on Facebook and Twitter)
- print out her flyers and post them in your community
- donate money or time (see her website for details)

Organizers are asking folks to post Facebook photos of themselves holding a "HopeForNatalie.com" sign.

Please take a few minutes today and do what you can to help this family.

Thank you,

Your APALSA Board

January 27, 2010 to February 16, 2010

Dear Friends:

We are writing to ask for your help in sending a letter in support of Magistrate Judge Edward Chen of California, whose nomination by President Obama to the federal court, Northern District of California, has been attacked despite having an excellent record as a magistrate judge.

It just takes 15 seconds to send Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada a letter in support of Judge Chen through an online form at http://FairJudges.net.

President Obama had to re-nominate Judge Chen today because the Senate did not take a full vote on the nomination by the end of last year, despite it being approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee in October. The President originally nominated Judge Chen to the federal court in Aug. 2009 on recommendation from U.S. Senator Dianne
Feinstein of California.

Judge Chen's character has been attacked despite his mainstream values and a demonstrated record serving as a balanced, fair and unbiased jurist. He has received extremely positive support from a diverse group of individuals and organizations, including a "Unanimously Well Qualified" rating by the American Bar Association.

Judge Chen's nomination deserves a straight up-or-down vote in the Senate and you can help make that happen by sending a letter to Majority Leader Reid. Complete the very short online form at http://FairJudges.net and your letter to Majority Leader Reid with be sent at no expense to you.

The site also has links to more information and ways that you can keep in touch with this effort.

Best,

Your APALSA Board

November 9, 2009 to January 27, 2010

Dear APALSA members,

As fall semester comes to an end, we want to take this time to thank you for your participation, time, and enthusiasm.

This semester, we have worked to demonstrate our commitment to the Asian American legal community through professional development, community outreach, and events that allow us to get to know one another better.

Some highlights of this semester include: hosting the "Around the World BBQ" to welcome new first year students and maintain our relationship with other organizations on campus, working with the King Hall Legal Foundation to provide two $500 scholarships to two deserving members to support them in their community service work, creating an "APALSA Career Builder" blog (http://ucdapalsa.blogspot.com/), revamping our website (which can be found at http://students.law.ucdavis.edu/APALSA/), launching our Speakers Series with a visit from Judge Hashimoto, collaborating with the Asian Bar Association of Sacramento (ABAS) to create an official mentorship program that partners students with lawyers at legal events and offers opportunities to have intimate dinners with members of ABAS, and a Bowling Mixer.

We look forward to continuing our commitment to APALSA members and Asian American issues during the spring semester. We have many exciting events and activities for you all to attend. At the beginning of next semester, we will be coordinating a trip to Santa Clara for the BAAPALSA Conference, which brings together all the regional APALSA groups for a day of networking, speakers, and socializing. Also, please mark your calendars our annual Asian Pacific Islander Week ("API Week"), which will be held on April 12-19. API Week represents the culmination of our activities and will include the announcement of our first ever in-house APALSA Scholarship recipient. We will also continue having social events and hosting Speaker Series lunches. If you did not get a chance to participate this semester, you can still enjoy the programs APALSA offers next semester.

Please continue to check your weekly emails and our website for more information about events and opportunities to meet practicing lawyers, hang out with other law students, and build your career.

Cheers,

Your APALSA Board

October 7, 2009 to November 9, 2009

Welcome Class of 2012 and welcome back Class of 2010 and 2011!

We hope everyone enjoyed their summer. The APALSA Board is ecstatic about the upcoming school year because we've got a lot of exciting things planned. We hope that you will join us for a fun-filled year!

APALSA has a long tradition of providing mentors (both within King Hall population and the larger legal profession), networking opportunities, outlines, and public service. This year will be focusing on social issues affecting the API community, creating a more cohesive network of students and professionals, and providing scholarships to students. We hope that all of you--including 2Ls and 3Ls--will participate actively this year.

The APALSA board has worked hard to plan neat activities and give everyone an opportunity to get involved in our community. Here is a taste of some of our upcoming events: outings with professionals in the community, workshops offering real advice on outlining and finals preparation, job/resume help, karaoke night, community service projects, national API conferences in Boston and the Bay Area, big sib/lil sib pairings, and much much more!

That being said, we invite you all to become members of APALSA. Membership this year will definitely have its perks! Your $15 membership dues will include access to great outlines (currently restricted to members only), pairing with a 2L/3L mentor, the latest information about upcoming social and networking events, and finally, eligibility for APALSA's members-only scholarship.

Remember, you must pay your dues to be eligible for the APALSA scholarship, as well as all of the other benefits we've mentioned! If you have financial difficulty and would still like to become a member, please feel free to talk to APALSA's co-chairs (Tiffany and Ngoc).

Thank you for your interest in APALSA. We look forward to getting to know you all better in the near future!

Cheers,

Your APALSA Board

September 1, 2010

Welcome to UC Davis APALSA! Thanks for showing interest in UC Davis's Asian American law school community. If you are considering being a member, our first general meeting is on September 8, 2010 at noon in room 2011 (one of the big rooms in the old wing).

Also, for 1Ls that want some kind of mentorship/instant friend and for 2Ls and 3Ls that want to be that mentor/friend, the big sib/ lil sib app is available here. Please turn in the form by the 17th of September.

Interested in being on board? We have a need for various reps (I need help!!). The positions are an excellent way for you to contribute to the UC Davis School of Law community, as well as a way for us to (possibly) streamline you into another board position for your 2L or 3L year. Our most pressing need at the moment is a BAAPALSA/NAPABA 3L/2L rep. Bay Area APALSA and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association reps gain a unique opportunity to network with law students and attorneys outside of the UC Davis community. But, because the first meeting is on September 10, the application is due early by Thursday, September 9. Access the application here.

If you are interested in an AABA mentor, email ucdapalsa@gmail.com.

If you are interested in being added to our email list, you can also email ucdapalsa@gmail.com.

Best,

Lawrence Lin ('12)

August 18, 2010

Hi, and welcome to the website of the UC Davis Asian Pacific American Law Student Association. Over the next few weeks I will be updating the website, so in the meantime, don’t mind the dust!

If you are a member of the new Class of 2013, greetings! Enjoy your first week of class and don’t worry about the “final.” Everyone passes (or at least, I haven’t heard of anybody that didn’t).

Over the next year, we will be offering different programs to aid you in your journey through law school. We’ll have speakers, workshops and maybe even the odd social/ networking event.

If you have any questions about Davis, law school or complaints about the weather, feel free to contact the Davis APALSA board at ucdapalsa@gmail.com. Or, if you’re unsure about how you feel about contacting “the board” (which is pretty much answered by our esteemed Co-chairs), you may also email me at lawlin at ucdavis.edu or any of the other members of the board (at the moment, the best way to do this is via our Facebook page).

Lastly, come and meet us at our first general meeting (TBA). I think we’ll even have food.

Lawrence Lin (Class of 2012)

April 19, 2010

Voting for next year's APALSA Board is Tuesday, April 20, at noon in Room 91. Just stop by quickly to cast your vote and listen to the speeches. ANY PERSON who intends to be a member of APALSA or involved in APALSA may vote (not just dues paying members for this year). You may still run for any position--no experience needed. Contact Ngoc at nkmle@ucdavis.edu if you have any questions.

April 13, 2010

APALSA's API Week Events

Wednesday, April 14: "The Journey to the Bench - Asian Americans in the Judiciary" presents Sacramento Superior Court judges Russell Hom and Richard Sueyoshi. Come hear thoughts on the lack of Asian Americans in the judiciary, difficulties, and our speakers' personal accounts of their journey to the bench and balancing the sense of identity and the interests of the surrounding community as an Asian American judge.

Where: Room 2008
Lunch: Burgers and Brew

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Thursday, April 15: "Representing Identity, Representing Community" acknowledges the recent rise of Asian Americans in positions of influence. We are honored to have Mayor Paul Seto, mayor of the City of Millbrae, here at King Hall to share with us his path to prominence and his opinion on where the API community is headed. Moderated by Professor Tanaka. The API grant winners will also be announced during the panel.

Where: 2021
Lunch: Ohana's Hawaiian BBQ

ABAS Invitation to Watch Goodwin Liu Confirmation Hearing

Friday, April 16 at 7:00AM
U.S. Legal Support
2710 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 300-N
Sacramento, CA

ABAS is organizing a gathering to watch Professor Liu's confirmation hearing to celebrate this historic occasion. Please join us at the offices of U.S. Legal Support, 2710 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 300-N, Sacramento, California 95833 (in Natomas), starting at 6:45 a.m. A continental breakfast will be provided.

Grad Students of Color Mixer

Friday, April 16, at 7:00PM
Bistro 33
Davis, CA

APALSA will be co-sponsoring the Graduate and Professional Students of Color Mixer this upcoming Friday, April 16, at Bistro 33. It was a great turnout last year, so take a break from studying and mingle with new and old friends!

April 5, 2010

1. APALSA Workshop + Board Elections

Thursday, April 8, 2010
12pm in Room 2021
*Lunch Provided*

Life After Your First Year + APALSA Board Elections Information

Classes? Journals? Competitions? Externships? OCI? OH MY! This workshop aims to provide soon-to-be 2Ls with a student perspective on what to expect after your 1L year. Current 2L and 3L students will share thei experiences, provide advice on how to tackle your remaining years in law school, and answer any questions you may have. Additionally, we will be providing information regarding APALSA board election for the next academic year.

2. SABA Mentorship Event

MESALSA, in conjunction with the South Asian Bar Association of Sacramento is going to be hosting a joint mentorship event on Monday, April 19th from 5-7pm at Kathmandu Restaurant in downtown Sacramento (off of Broadway and 16th streets) to facilitate one-to-one discussions between students and mentor attorneys.

The event is specifically for UC Davis and McGeorge students and aimed at facilitating one-to-one, intimate discussions between students and mentor attorneys. For those who want to meet new attorneys and develop stronger professional relationships, this event will allow you to discuss and explore career paths and other post-graduate opportunities (i.e. clerkships) from various attorneys in the Sacramento area. So far, specialties of attending attorneys include: Immigration, Corporate Law, Public Defense, Government, and attorneys who have served as clerks in various courts.

If you can attend, please RSVP (fatimaalloo@gmail.com) by Thursday, April 9th. Feel free to include names of attorneys you would like SABA to invite, or alternatively, specific areas of law/post-graduate opportunities you'd like to learn more about!

3. Masaoka Fellowship Application Deadline

The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) issues this reminder about the approaching deadline for applications for the JACL Mike M. Masaoka Fellowship. This prestigious fellowship offers the recipient the opportunity to work in the Congressional office in Washington, D.C. of a member of the United States Senate or House of Representatives.

The deadline for the applications to be received in the Washington, D.C. office is April 15, 2010. The term of service is flexible as it is determined according to the schedules of the selected Masaoka Fellow and the Congressional office.

JACL membership is required. Interested persons may find further details about the Masaoka Fellowship and the application materials at the JACL website. Visit www.jacl.org.

4. Clean Slate Clinic Training

Practice opportunities are available for all students (1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls) at the Sacramento Clean Slate Clinic on SATURDAY, April 24th from 10am to 2pm at the Charles Jones Career Center. This clinic is sponsored by All of Us or None, and offers assistance to clients seeking expungements of their criminal records.

There is a mandatory 2 hour training on Tuesday, April 13 from 6-8pm by Jessie Warner of EBCLC, where everyone will learn how to conduct client intake, read RAP sheets and prepare criminal motions. RSVP to this great pro bono, practice and networking opportunity with Hazel at hoespejo@ucdavis.edu.

April 1, 2010

All of Us or None is an organization currently working to create opportunities for formerly-incarcerated people to lead productive lives upon returning to our communities. One of the campaigns is "Clean Slate", an event where free assistance is offerred to individuals who need help with records expungements. Conviction dismissals enable people to check "no" on the employment application that requires applicants to disclose prior criminal convictions. Checking "no" on that box gives the applicant a fair chance to be considered for employment without pre-conceived thoughts about his/her ability based on a past conviction. Clearing up a criminal conviction record can also help people with housing, licensing and other certifications.

We are asking you to help us help those in our community who need assistance to get back on track and become productive citizens. Please forward this message to your student groups or anyone that might be interested. I have attached a flier that I will be posting around King Hall in the next week. Below is some of the information that can be found on the flier. This is a great opportunity to not only help others in our community, but to also network with other attorneys and gain an invaluable legal experience.

CLEAN SLATE CLINIC TRAINING:
Practice opportunities are available for all students (1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls) at the Sacramento Clean Slate Clinic on SATURDAY, April 24th from 10am to 2pm at the Charles Jones Career Center. This clinic is sponsored by All of Us or None, and offers assistance to clients seeking expungements of their criminal records. There is a mandatory 2 hour training on Tuesday, April 13 from 6-8pm by Jessie Warner of EBCLC, where everyone will learn how to conduct client intake, read RAP sheets and prepare criminal motions. RSVP to this great pro bono, practice and networking opportunity with Hazel at hoespejo@ucdavis.edu.

March 30, 2010

1) Health Law Mentor Lunch

Are you genuinely interested in health law? If so, come to lunch with two attorneys from Murphy Austin and one attorney from the Department of Managed Health Care, Office of Enforcement on April 9, 2010, 12:30 PM. The location is TBD in Sacramento. There is only 1 spot so please email cherylwei@gmail.com with a short blurb about why you are interested in health law and your health related experience. The deadline to send Cheryl your blurb is April 1. This is a great mentorship opportunity!

2) Career Fair

Greetings,

The National Black Prosecutors Association is pleased to announce its upcoming Annual Job Fair on Tuesday, July 20, 2010. Attached is a letter containing more information about the Job Fair as well as the applicant registration form and a list of employers who have participated in past Job Fairs. Please distribute this information to your membership. If I can be of any further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Audrey Moore

Job Fair Coordinator

National Black Prosecutors Association

(212) 335-4205

moorea@dany.nyc.gov

3) SCU APALSA Dinner

Santa Clara University's APALSA will be hosting its annual fundraising banquet on Friday, April 16th, 2010 from 6pm to 11pm at the Mayflower Restaurant. This year's theme, "A Commitment to Service: Making a Difference" reflects on the dedication and remarkable contributions made by Asian Pacific American attorneys and leaders to our community. In light of the theme, APALSA will be honoring Commander Otto Lee, former Mayor and Councilmember of Sunnyvale, for his public service to our local community as well as to the United States Armed Forces. Please see the attached invitation and flyer for more information.

SCU APALSA Annual Fundraising Banquet
Mayflower Restaurant
428 Barber Lane
Milpitas, CA 95035
6pm-11pm

PRICES:
Students - $29
Attorneys and Professors - $39 per person or $350 for a table of 10.

To purchase tickets, please fill out the online registration and pick a payment option.

This annual fundraiser allows APALSA to continue its numerous events for its members, from professional and academic development to service to the community. We welcome you to join us at our annual celebration!

4) APALSA API Grant
This is a gentle reminder that applications for the API Public Interest Grant are due by 5pm on Wednesday, March 31. Applications can be downloaded from the APALSA website or picked up from Yooli Choi (2L)'s mailbox. If you have any questions about the grant application or qualifying organizations, please do not hesitate to contact Yooli Choi at yoolichoi@gmail.com.

March 29, 2010

1. IMMIGRATION CLINIC NATURALIZATION WORKSHOP NEEDS YOUR HELP TRANSLATING!

When: Saturday, April 10, 2010
Where: Location TBA, but either in Davis or Sacramento
What: Help individuals fill out their naturalization paperwork, a crucial step in obtaining citizenship.

This is great experience, particularly if you want to join the immigration clinic. All of the hours you work can also apply towards a pro bono certification.

IMPORTANT: There is a large group of lu Mien seniors coming to this workshop, and we NEED translators. If you, or anyone you know, can assist in translating, PLEASE PLEASE contact Tiffany Bui (tmbui@ucdavis.edu) by April 3.

2. Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California (VABANC) BRUNCH

April 11th
11:00 AM
Dynasty Chinese Seafood Restaurant
1001 Story Road
San Jose, CA 95122

Come to the second VABANC social event of 2010! Meet and mingle with other VABANC members for brunch at one of San Jose's most popular dim sum restaurants. This will be a great opportunity for mentors and mentees to catch up, as it has been over a month since our last mentorship event.

3. DRI 2010 Diversity Scholarship

DRI is proud to announce its annual Law Student Diversity Scholarship Program open to incoming second and third-year African-American, Hispanic, Asian, Pan Asian, Native American and female law students.* Two $10,000 scholarships will be awarded to applicants that best demonstrate:

Academic excellence
Service to the profession
Service to the community
Service to the cause of diversity
Applications are available on the DRI website. All applications and references must be completed and received by DRI no later than Monday, May 3, 2010. Winners will be announced at the DRI Diversity for Success Seminar, June 10 - 11, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. For complete details and rules of participation, please visit www.dri.org, or contact us at 312.795.1101.

March 15, 2010

1. McGeorge APALSA Culture Night
March 18, 2010
Asian Pearl Restaurant
6821 Stockton Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95828

McGeorge will be hosting its 15th Annual Culture Night on the evening of March 18, 2010 at Asian Pearl Restaurant. The keynote speaker will be Associate Justice Nathan D. Mihara of the California Court of Appeal, Sixth Appellate District. The evening's events include dinner, raffle, silent auction, and live entertainment. The proceeds generated will be donated to charity.

If you would like to attend, please contact Edmund Yan at edmund_yan@yahoo.com. Student tickets at $25. Please see attached for more details.

2. La Raza Book Drive for Yolo Juvenile Hall

La Raza is holding a book drive for the kids at Yolo County Juvenile Hall this week, from March 15 to March 19. This is a great way to help out the children in our community. Please be on the lookout for boxes in 2008, 2021, and 2011, as well as a table in the library on March 17.

The Hall will only accept soft cover books. They will not accept anything about gangs, sex, or drug use but encouraged us to donate James Patterson, Stephen King, and John Grisham novels. Some recommended children's series books include Goosebumps, Animorphs, and A Series of Unfortunate Events. They also mentioned that fantasy and vampire themed books are currently popular with kids. Self-help books are also encouraged.

3. Bay Area APALSA Event

Friday, March 26
Fluid Ultra Lounge
662 Mission St
San Francisco, CA

GGU APALSA will be hosting club event at Fluid Ultra Lounge on Friday, March 26th. The price for tickets is $8 for one and $15 for two. If your group is interested in attending and having fun in the city, please contact me (swu411@gmail.com) or Kay Suh (kaysuh@gmail.com) for ticket and event information. Please help spread this event to your respective APALSA.

4. Robert M. Takasugi Public Interest Fellowship

In 1999, the legal community, including former externs and law clerks of the honorable Robert M. Takasugi (C.D. Cal.), proudly created the Robert M. Takasugi Public Interest Fellowship. The Fellowship was created to honor Judge Takasugi and to perpetuate his influence, independence, courage, vision of equal justice and demand that women and minorities be accorded equal treatment.

Fellows are selected to work in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Greater Los Angeles Metropolitan Area in exciting and challenging capacities in forward-thinking organizations. Over the years, students have selected such positions at organizations like the Asian Law Caucus, the Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights, the Legal Aid Foundation, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, just to name a few.

We encourage all students dedicated to the public interest to apply. Applications for 2010 summer funding will be accepted until March 26, 2010. More information about the application or about Judge Takasugi may be found at www.takasugifellowship.com.

5. APALSA Public Interest Grant
APALSA would like to remind everyone that applications for the API Public Interest Grant may be submitted beginning on Wednesday, March 17. Applications can be downloaded from the APALSA website or picked up from Yooli Choi (2L)'s mailbox. Look out for an email with more details about this great opportunity for summer funding!

March 8, 2010

1. Career Panel Hosted by CALOBA

Saturday, March 13
1:30am -5 pm
Fenwick & West, Mountain View Office
801 California St.
Mountain View, CA

Chinese American Lawyers of Bay Area are having a Career Panel for attorneys and law students with Chinese background (basically those who grew up in China thus have to overcome language and cultural barrier here). About 20 different panelists from big firms, small firms, in house, and in alternative career tracks will speak at this event. These are lawyers with Chinese background who have succeeded in the U.S. It is a great opportunity to learn and to network.

Active CALOBA members (members who paid 2009 membership fee): as long as you register before 3/11 Thursday at 12 noon, this event is free. Drop-in fee is $5. Non-members, pre-registration is $5 and drop in is $10.

To register, please email event@caloba.org and provide your full name.

2. Asian Law Caucus' 38th Anniversary Dinner

Asian Law Caucus will be hosting its Anniversary Dinner on April 9, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco. They are expecting over 700 leaders and representatives of community groups, law firms, corporations, foundations, and government agencies representing Asians and Pacific Islanders, as well as the broader community.

The rate for a full table is $850, but there is the option of buying half a table, or individual student tickets for $85 each.

3. MLSA: 5th Annual Minority Reports

Tuesday, March 9th
Noon
Room 2011
Lunch Provided

From the Muslim Law Students Association:

In 2010, we are repeatedly told that we are in a post-racial post-modern era and that it is now time to take race and other minority issues off the table. Muslim Law Students Association (MLSA) is of the firm belief that diversity should be celebrated. We engage Minority Reports not only because coming face-to-face with our differences and raising awareness about our sameness are endeavors worthy of positive associations, but because dialogue is one of the only ways to truly achieve harmony and to reach our full potential. Join us for MLSA's Minority Reports to hear from three law students about their experiences and perspectives as "minorities" at King Hall and beyond. Because being a minority of any type means that sometimes you have to deal with the good, the bad and the ugly.

This event is co-sponsored by Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, Democrat Law Students at King Hall, Filipino Law Students Association, Jewish Law Students Association, Korean American Law Students Association, Lambda Law Students Association, Middle Eastern and South Asian Law Students Association, National Lawyers Guild at King Hall, and Native American Law Students Association.

4. King Hall APALSA-ABAS Mentor Dinners

There are a few spots available for our ABAS-APALSA Mentor Dinners. Please let ucdapalsa@gmail.com know if you are interested in attending:

Jeff Ogata -- March 13th
Environmental law
One more spot available

Richard Uno and his wife -- April 4th
One more spot available

5. ABAS Installation Dinner

The ABAS Installation Dinner is set for March 31, 2010 in Downtown Sacramento at the Tsakopolous Library Galleria (828 I Street). Tickets for students have been reduced to $30. Regular member tickets cost $60; non-member tickets cost $75.

The ABAS Board voted to reduce the price to $30 from $40 (which was the student price last year) because ABAS wants to encourage everyone to come to the event. The food alone costs about $50 per person! Please take advantage of the opportunity to network with upwards of 150 attorneys and judges.

6. Volunteers for Citizenship Day Needed

On April 17, 2010, Santa Clara County will be celebrating the 21st annual Citizenship & Immigrant Pride Day in Gilroy and San Jose to celebrate immigrant contributions and achievements. This annual event provides legal permanent residents with invaluable information on the citizenship process, as well as access to free legal assessment. Free orientations and legal screenings will be given in 14 different languages, including Vietnamese.

Law Student Volunteers Needed:
Interested law student volunteers will be assigned to work in the intake room (where clients will be filling out and help with scheduling clients.) In order to volunteer, interested law students must attend the Red Flag Training on March 16th and will need to participate in a Volunteer Training (they can either attend the March 27th or April 6th training). These will be held at CET, 701 Vine Street, San Jose, CA. This is a wonderful opportunity to provide law students with experience dealing with clients and government applications. It will give you a quick look into the work of community-based legal clinics, the communities that they serve, as well as a quick intro to immigration law. Law students must also attend a Logistics Training on March 26 OR April 6.

To Sign Up with VABANC: Please email Christine Pham (christine.m.pham@gmail.com) with your (1) name and (2) contact information by Monday, March 9 if you are interested in volunteering. Law Students, please also include which date you will be attending the logistics training (3/26 or 4/6).

March 1, 2010

1. AABA Annual Installation Dinner - Volunteer Opportunity

The Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area is hosting its Annual Installation Dinner on Friday, March 19. There are limited volunteer opportunities at the dinner, which will guarantee you free admission (or discounted). Ticket prices are usually $95 for law students!. If you would like to volunteer at the dinner, please email Rhean Fajardo by March 5, 2010 at aabadinner@gmail.com.

2. VABANC's "Navigating and Networking" Career Workshop

Sunday, March 7, 2010
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Golden Gate University,
536 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Sponsored by Luce Forward Hamilton & Scripps and Keker & Van Nest

On Sunday, March 7th, VABANC will host a workshop that focuses on how to navigate the difficult job market, and will provide tips on how to network in order to obtain that coveted job. The current market poses many challenges to law students and new graduates entering into the market. This half day workshop is targeted at those who are looking for employment, whether law students or more seasoned attorneys, as well as those who are generally interested in the current market trends. The first part of the workshop will consist of a panel from the different legal markets (non-profit, private sector, government, etc.) who will discuss topics regarding networking, insights into the job prospects, and current trends in their respective market. The second part of the workshop will provide participants with an opportunity do mock interviews and to work on their networking skills.

This workshop will be available only to members who have paid their dues. Please RSVP to nle@luce.com asap.

3. Bay Area APALSA Google Group

Join the Bay Area APALSA Google Group page to get information about the latest events, networking opportunities, scholarships, and more. This is the easiest way to keep in touch with other API law students in Northern California. Join: http://groups.google.com/group/bayareaapalsa

4. BASF Student Membership only $30 - Sign up now!

The Bar Association of San Francisco is offering students $30 for a year membership with BASF. There are many benefits of being a BASF member (networking, events, educational programs, etc.) - and you might as well take advantage of it now while the student membership dues are so low (once you become an attorney, the rates increase significantly). BASF is also working on a new 360 Mentoring program for students and attorneys all over the Bay Area.

If you'd like to sign up for membership, please contact Lenny Lun, Director of Membership, and tell him that Daisy Hung (daisyjhung@yahoo.com) referred you. His email is llun@sfbar.org and his phone number is (415) 782-9000 x8709.

5. China Externship - Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) with University of Maryland School of Law

The Law School of the Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) is holding its fourth annual Autumn Semester Program in Comparative Business Law during August-December 2010. This program provides a unique opportunity for students to study Chinese and comparative law in the heart of Beijing. Moreover, the CUFE semester program is one of the few overseas study programs in China where foreign students study in the same classroom with Chinese students. Students from all over the world attend CUFE's autumn semester program, offering a dynamic learning environment where the diverse viewpoints of the student body enhance the study of comparative law. An electronic version of the CUFE program brochure and poster is included with this correspondence.

Any questions should be directed to dmitterhoff@law.umaryland.edu.

6. UC Davis Law Coalition for Diversity Outreach

March 3, 2010
Noon - 2PM
Moot Court Room

Know other students who want to go to law school? Pass on this info to them!

Is law school in your future? If you're thinking about law school or wondering what the law school experience is like, come to our presentation on law school admissions and life as a law student and as a lawyer. Hear from practicing attorneys and current law students. This event is free, and lunch is provided. It will be held in the Moot Court Room (Room 1008) at UC Davis Law School from noon to 2 p.m. Please RSVP to kinghall.diversitycoalition@gmail.com by March 3rd.

This event is sponsored by the Bar Association of San Francisco and the UC Davis Law Coalition for Diversity.

February 24, 2010

Join the Bay Area APALSA Google Group page to get information about the latest events, networking opportunities, scholarships, and more. This is the easiest way to keep in touch with other API law students in Northern California. Join: http://groups.google.com/group/bayareaapalsa

February 21, 2010

1. ABAS Law Foundation Scholarship

Last year the Foundation awarded a total of $16,000 in its Spring series of scholarships for law students. The awards usually range from $500 to $4,000 for individual scholarships. The Foundation will present the awards at an ABAS event in Spring 2010.

To be considered for the scholarship, you must be either: (i) currently enrolled and in good standing at a Sacramento area (including U.C. Davis) law school; or (ii) currently residing in the Sacramento area and have graduated from law school in Spring/Summer 2009 or winter 2009‑10.

Application Materials:

i. Evidence of scholarship eligibility (a copy of your current law school registration or law school diploma will suffice)

ii. A personal statement, not to exceed three pages (double-spaced) in length. This statement must also include your name, address, email, and telephone number. You must sign and date your statement. Other than these requirements, your statement may contain any information and may be in any form you desire. Generally, the Scholarship Committee is interested in employment experience and ambitions, community and campus activities, and unusual life experiences. If you feel you have overcome any form of hardship (financial, educational, physical, etc.,) you are encouraged to discuss the experience in your statement. Feel free to be creative and innovative in your approach to the personal statement.

iii. Current résumé

iv. Current law school transcripts (official or unofficial)

v. Financial information (if you feel that you are in financial need) - an itemization of financial resources and expenses for the nine-month academic period, at a minimum; and

vi. Identification of two (2) references (including each reference's name, address, telephone number and a brief description of your relationship with each reference).

Application Evaluations

The ABAS Law Foundation Scholarship Committee will evaluate each scholarship application and will select the scholarship recipients in its sole discretion, bound only by the scholarship purposes and scholarship criteria. To facilitate the decision making process, the Committee may, in its discretion, require a personal interview with any or all scholarship applicants.

Application Deadline

Please submit your application information and materials must be received by February 26, 2010, to:

Darrel "H" Woo
ABAS Law Foundation Scholarship Chair
email (.PDF format please): ABASLawFdnApp@jplawoffice.com

Application materials emailed after the due date may be considered at the discretion of the Committee.

Additional Information

If you have any questions regarding the scholarship or its administration, please email Darrel Woo, at darrelwoo@gmail.com. For fairness to all applicants, a copy of your question (without identifying you as the source), together with the Committee's written response, may be disseminated to all scholarship applicants. All questions must be received by the Scholarship Committee no later than 5:00 p.m., February 12, 2010. Questions received after that time may be addressed at the discretion of the Committee.

2. HUMAN RIGHTS IN IRAN

UC Davis School of Law (King Hall), the King Hall Middle Eastern South Asian Law Students Association (MESALSA), California International Law Center (CILC), and Iranian American Bar Association (IABA) proudly present:

HUMAN RIGHTS IN IRAN

A discussion by Rudi Bakhtiar on Human Rights in Iran, as part of King Hall MESALSA's annual culture week.

WHERE: Moot Courtroom (Rm. 1008), King Hall, UC Davis School of Law

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 23rd, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Since the June election, conducted under widespread allegations of voter fraud, Iran has been rocked by protests and rallies resulting in brutal crackdown and repression from the government. Currently, 16 defendants face execution and more than 3,000 activists are in detention where many are subjected to beatings, rape, and torture.

Rudi Bakhtiar currently serves as Communications Director for the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, an organization that has been recognized as the leading human rights organization related to Iran. The Campaign has a network both inside and outside Iran, enabling Ms. Bakhtiar and the Campaign to collect and disseminate accurate information regarding human rights abuses in Iran.

See http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=324616377808&ref=mf for more information.

3. ABAS Mentor Dinner

Nancy Lee, who is a partner specializing in business transactions at McDonough, Holland & Allen, Bruce Chang, who is a Sacramento County Deputy District Attorney, and Jeannie Lee, who works in employment law for the Department of Water Resources would like to host 2-3 students for dinner on Monday, March 15 at New Station Restaurant. Interested students should write a short paragraph explaining why they are interested in attending this dinner. Reply toucdapalsa@gmail.com.

February 15, 2010

1. **UC Davis APALSA Lunar New Year Potluck**

Wednesday, February 17
6:30PM
1612 Navajo St.
Davis, CA

Come eat delicious foods with APALSA to celebrate the Year of the Tiger! Board members will be bringing dishes, and we encourage you to bring your own specialities too! Festivities begin at 6:30 PM. Plenty of street parking available. We hope to see everyone there!

2. UC Hastings APALSA Social

Traffic Control
Thursday, February 25
Mercury Lounge
San Francisco, CA

UC Hastings APALSA is having a party at Mercury Lounge in SF on Thurs., Feb. 25th. They will be selling tickets for $5 (or $7 at the door) and it's going to be a blast with great drink specials. It's stoplight themed so show up in the color of your relationship status!

Email Mengmeng or Heidi for more details, or check out the facebook invite at: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=337864265852.

Heidi: heidihuey@gmail.com
Mengmeng: mmzhang1@gmail.com

3. ABAS Mentorship Small Dinner

APALSA has three small dinners coming up:

Jeff Ogata will host a small dinner on Saturday, March 13, for 3-4 Davis students in Sacramento. Jeff's practice areas are government, environmental and public interest law. He has been active in numerous community organizations, including Asian Legal Services.

Richard Uno, and his wife Irene, would like to host a dinner on Saturday, April 4th, for 2 UC Davis students. Irene works for the Public Rights Section of the California Attorney General's Office and her practice areas are bankruptcy and defense of civil lit. vs. the government. Rick works for the Department of Real Estate and represents the dept. in administrative hearings. Previously, he had his own practice w/emphasis on Estate Planning/Probate and Business Transactions/Litigation.

Nancy Lee, who is a partner at McDonough, Holland, et al and specializes in business transactions, Bruce Chang, who is a Sacramento County Deputy District Attorney and Jeannie Lee, who works for Dept. of Water Resources, in employment law, would like to host 2-3 students for dinner on Monday, March 15 at New Station Restaurant.

If you would like to participate in any of these dinners, please email ucdapalsa@gmail.com with a 2-3 sentence explanation of your interest.

4. San Francisco La Raza Lawyer's Association

SFLRLA currently offers several scholarships, including:

1. SFLRLA Summer Fellowship supports students doing public interest work in the Bay Area Latino community over the summer.

2. SFLRLA & BALIF LGBT Public Interest Fellowship is designed to provide financial assistance to law students working with Bay Area community-based legal service providers to enhance the delivery of legal services to the Latino Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender community during the summer.

3. SFLRLA Bar Scholarship provides funding to cover the expenses of BARBRI or an equivalent bar review course to a 3L who plans to engage in public interest work in the Bay Area Latino community following graduation.

Finally, thank you for coming to the APALSA General Meeting. Remember, you can get FREE MPRE study materials from Kaplan at this website: http://www.kaptest.com/Bar-Exam/Free-Products/Free-Products/MPRE-online-course.html. If you have any questions about bar exam preparation or MPRE, you can contact Kaplan Representative Michael Flynn at Michael.Flynn@kaplanpmbr.com.

February 11, 2010

1. Mentor Dinner with Jeff Ogata

New Mentor Dinner Opportunity: Jeff Ogata will host a small dinner on Saturday, March 13 for 3-4 Davis students in Sacramento. Jeff's practice areas are government, environmental and public interest law. He has been active in numerous community organizations, including Asian Legal Services. If you would like to join him for dinner, please email ucdapalsa@gmail.com with a 2-3 sentence explanation of your interest.

February 8, 2010

1. Redistricting Workshop TONIGHT, February 8

CAPITAL 3rd Redistricting Workshop

February 8, 2010
5:30pm-7pm
Catholic Charities
1106 N. Eldorado St. Ste D
Stockton, CA 95202

Fewer than 100 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders from the Bay Area have applied for California's new Redistricting Commission. The application process for the commission begins December 15, 2009 and will be open until February 12, 2010. Unless additional people of color including AAPIs apply, there is significant risk that the commission will not reflect California's diversity.

Asian Law Alliance (ALA), Asian Law Caucus (ALC), and East Bay Asian Voter Education Consortium (EBAVEC) will conduct application workshops in the Bay Area to provide interested individuals with information about the commission and assistance with the application process.

Contact Dennis Lee 209.469-8860 at leesource@inreach.com, or see attached for more info.

2. King Hall APALSA Grant Applications

APALSA, in conjunction with KHLF, is proud to announce the first annual Asian Pacific Islander American Public Interest Grant! This is the first grant of its kind here at King Hall and is available to first- and second- year APALSA members interested in summer public interest work that benefits the API community. In our first year, we will be giving out at least two $500 grants. Applications are now available at the APALSA website, in hardcopy form in Community Outreach Co-Chair Yooli Choi (2L)'s mailbox, and attached here. Applications are due March 30, 2010. For more information or questions, please contact Yooli Choi atyoolichoi@gmail.com.

3. NAPABA Scholarships.

The NAPABA Law Foundation (NLF) is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization established by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. Scholarships are awarded each fall to law students who demonstrate a commitment to serve or contribute to the Asian Pacific American community as future leaders. Since 1995, the first year in which Foundation Scholarships were granted, over 75 students have received scholarships totalling over $300,000.

Please visit the website for more information: http://www.napaba.org/napaba/showpage.asp?code=scholarships

February 1, 2010

1. Know Your Rights and Census Outreach

Wednesday, February 3, 2010
12:00 Noon
Room 2008

La Raza Law Students Association will be hosting a Know Your Rights and Census Outreach training. Dan Torres, an attorney at ILRC will be conducting a training to both recruit and train volunteers to conduct Know Your Rights and Census outreach. As the Census is quickly approaching, many immigrant communities are reluctant to complete the census questionnaires because of fears stemming from several years of immigration raids. He will be covering: 1. How to inform immigrant communities about the importance of the census, confidentiality rules that protect information on the census questionnaire, and explain the overall census process and 2. How immigrants can assert their rights with confronted by ICE and to distinguish ICE officers from Census Workers.

2. Intimate Mentor Dinner

Ruthe Ashley has agreed to host a dinner on Sunday, March 28th for 3 UC Davis students and 3 McGeorge students. Ruthe's areas of practice are leadership, professional development, community service, and politics/government. Experience:

Consultant at Diversity & Educational Pipelines
President/CEO at California ALL
Diversity Officer External Affairs at California Public Employees Retirement System
Assistant Dean of Career and Professional Development at Pacific McGeorge School of Law
Partner at Reeves & Ashley, LLP
If you would like to attend this dinner. Please email ucdapalsa@gmail.com with a 2-3 sentence explanation of your interest in attending.

3. Dale Minami Fellowship Dinner - Student Tickets

Third Annual Dale Minami Fellowship Dinner
"Honoring Judicial Diversity: Advancing Justice for All"
Thursday, February 11, 2010
6:00 pm Cocktails / 7:00 pm Dinner
Canton Restaurant, 655 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

We are proud to honor United States Magistrate Judge Edward Chen '79 with our Alumni of the Year Award

Student Tickets - $25 for Students before February 5. After February 5, tickets will be $35.

Please sign-up here: https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dHZhNXVBU2RmWHpKY085SXk4RldzYUE6MA. You will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to pay for your tickets. More information, including list of sponsoring firms, can be found at: http://www.apalsa-boalt.org/Fellowship/index.html

4. APALSA Website Update

APALSA's website has been updated to include job postings and other networking opportunities. Make sure you visit our website at: http://students.law.ucdavis.edu/apalsa/career-and-networking.html. The site also includes information about APALSA's scholarship, which is available at: http://students.law.ucdavis.edu/apalsa/scholarship.html. For those of you who will be pursuing public interest summer positions, this is the perfect way to fund your living expenses.

January 24, 2010

1. 2nd Annual UC Davis School of Law Public Interest Mixer

Thursday, February 4th
5:30pm - 8:30pm

Sudwerk Restaurant and Brewery
2001 2nd Street
Davis, CA 95618

King Hall will be hosting a networking reception with public defenders, legal aid attorneys, and other public interest alumni and community membres. This is a great opportunity for public interest-minded King Hall students to meet with practicing public interest attorneys.

RSVP by Wednesday, February 3 at gkhellwig@ucdavis.edu, or 530-754-5335.

2. Lorenzo Patino Banquet

Saturday, April 17, 2010
5 p.m. - 10 p.m

La Raza Law Students Association proudly invites you to Save the Date for the Annual Lorenzo Patiño Banquet. This year, La Raza is honored to host California Supreme Court Justice, Carlos Moreno, as the keynote speaker.

To RSVP or for inquires please email: PatinoBanquet@gmail.com

3. Third Annual Dale Minami Fellowship Dinner

"Honoring Judicial Diversity: Advancing Justice for All"
Thursday, February 11, 2010
6:00 pm Cocktails / 7:00 pm Dinner
Canton Restaurant
655 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

The Berkeley Law School's Asian Pacific American Law Students Association will be honoring United States Magistrate Judge Edward Chen '79 with their Alumni of the Year Award. Student tickets: $25 (if purchased by Monday, February 8), and $35 (if purchased on February 9 or 10).

Please purchase your ticket online at: http://www.apalsa-boalt.org/Fellowship/ or fill out order form online (for students only) at
https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dHZhNXVBU2RmWHpKY085SXk4RldzYUE6MA. Ticket sales end on Wednesday, February 10, 2010.

January 17, 2010

1. Civil Rights Outreach Project
TUESDAY, JANUARY 19TH
12-1PM
ROOM 2008

Ever since September 11th, the rural communities of Lodi and Stockton - home to a significant population of South Asian, Arab and Muslim cannery workers - have been targeted for racial, religious and national origin profiling and discrimination by both private and state actors. Naturally, the need for accessible, quality legal aid in these communities is immense.

Several on-site legal aid clinics addressing employment, immigration, housing, public benefits, and civil rights issues have been organized by MESALSA and the Civil Rights Outreach Project, a King Hall student organization part of a larger initiative led by the Asian Law Caucus.

MESALSA is organizing a legal aid clinic to address some civil liberty issues concerning the South Asian population in the Central Valley. An attorney from the Asian Law Caucus will be holding an orientation and training for the clinic volunteers.

2. Third Annual Dale Minami Fellowship Dinner
"Honoring Judicial Diversity: Advancing Justice for All"
Thursday, February 11, 2010
6:00 pm Cocktails / 7:00 pm Dinner
Canton Restaurant
655 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

The Berkeley Law School's Asian Pacific American Law Students Association will be honoring United States Magistrate Judge Edward Chen '79 with their Alumni of the Year Award. Student tickets: $25 (if purchased by Monday, February 8), and $35 (if purchased on February 9 or 10).

Please purchase your ticket online at: http://www.apalsa-boalt.org/Fellowship/. Ticket sales end on Wednesday, February 10, 2010.

3. The Dale Minami Public Interest Fellowship

Berkeley Law's Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA) is proud to announce its third annual alumni and public interest fellowship dinner. APALSA is the largest student-run organization at Berkeley Law as well as the largest Asian Pacific American law student association in the nation.

In addition to honoring alumni and leaders who have made significant contributions to the Asian Pacific American legal community, the Dinner raises funds toward the endowment of the Dale Minami Public Interest Fellowship, which provides critical financial support to outstanding individuals who commit to serving the public interest. Minami Fellows are selected for their diverse backgrounds, record of exceptional academic and professional accomplishment, leadership in community service, and commitment to social justice and public interest work. The 2010 fellowship recipient will be honored at the event.

Please e-mail minamifellowship@gmail.com or phone (916) 538-2826 if you have any questions or need additional information about this event.

4. APALSA General Meeting - TBA
APALSA will be having its first general meeting in the next upcoming weeks. We will notify you as soon as the date is set. Can't wait!

December 21, 2009

1. 2010 AABA Law Foundation Scholarships

The Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area is proud to announce its 2010 Law Foundation Scholarships. AABA recognizes the importance of fostering the growth of law students to improve the future development of the Asian Pacific American bar. AABA will award scholarships to deserving law students who are committed to advocating and improving their communities.

To learn more about the AABA scholarship application process, click on the Scholarship Application Page at www.aaba-bay.com. The deadline to submit the application will be Monday, January 11, 2010 via e-mail to Annette K. Mathai-Jackson at amathai-jackson@hansonbridgett.com. Please see the attached flyer and application for more information.

2. The Peggy Browning Fund Fellowship Program

There are several funded 2010 Summer Fellowships available in labor-related organizations throughout the United States. Application deadline: January 15, 2010.

Information available at www.peggybrowningfund.org

3. Public Advocates Legal Clerkships Spring 2010

Public Advocates' commitment to supervision and training is evidenced by its successful internally-funded fellowship program and its well-established legal internship program. The Legal Clerkship Program exposes students to the diverse strategies of our impact work in an environment geared to their development as future lawyers committed to the public interest.

Deadline to apply is not listed, but those who are interested should apply ASAP.

4. Stoel Rives Law Student Diversity Fellowships

Stoel Rives is offering First-Year Law Student Diversity Fellowships in our Portland, Salt Lake City and Seattle offices. In addition, they wiill also consider applications from 2L law students for the summer of 2010 in the Portland office only. Recipients will each be awarded a salaried summer associate position for the summer of 2010 and a $7,500 tuition scholarship for the following academic year.

Deadline to apply is January 20, 2010.

December 2, 2009

1. Arent Fox 1L Diversity Scholarship Program

Arent Fox is seeking applicants for its fifth-annual Diversity Scholarship Program. The firm will award three first-year law students $15,000. The scholarship recipients will also join Arent Fox's 2010 summer associate program. Each of the firm's three offices - Washington, New York, Los Angeles - will host one of the recipients for the summer.

The application period will run from December 1, 2009, through January 15, 2010. Please click here for the 2010 application.

The scholarship is part of a larger effort to increase Arent Fox's diversity and attract top lawyers from diverse backgrounds. For more information, please visit: http://www.arentfox.com/firm/diversity/index.cfm?fa=scholarship, or contact:

Los Angeles
Kimberly Harrell
HR/Benefits Manager
213.443.7530

Washington
Jessica Salvaterra Grondine
Recruitment and Career Development Manager
202.857.6224

New York
Lisa J. Visconti
Attorney Recruitment Manager
212.484.3913

2. Michael Maggio Immigrants' Rights Summer Fellowship

A brand new summer fellowship program has just launched! The Michael Maggio Immigrants' Rights Summer Fellowship will be awarded to one law student each summer to work on a student-initiated project. The total award for the 10 week fellowship will be $4000, and the first Fellow will be selected in 2009 for a summer 2010 project. The deadline of December 4 is approaching fast so get your applications in today! For more information, see www.maggiofellowship.org.

November 23, 2009

1. Travelers 2010 Summer Associate Positions

Travelers insurance has 2010 summer associate positions available for students from under represented backgrounds who are currently 2L and will be transitioning to 3L after summer 2010. Please see the attached information for more information.

2. Korean Graphic Art Exhibition at UCD Design Museum

Typographic Exploration in Hangul: Work by Hyunju Lee and Phil Choo
October 4-December 6, 2009

An exhibition by two Korean designers is currently at the UCD Design Museum & Design Collection. Hyunju Lee and Phil Choo are two designers whose typographic roots began in Hangul, the native script of Korea.

November 16, 2009

1. Asian American Bar Association Scholarship

The Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area is proud to announce its 2010 Law Foundation Scholarships. AABA recognizes the importance of fostering the growth of law students to improve the future development of the Asian Pacific American bar. This year, AABA will be awarding scholarships to four deserving law school students who are committed to advocating and improving their communities.

November 8, 2009

1. REMINDER: APALSA Speaker Series on Thursday, November 12: Tuan Pham

Thursday, November 12, 2009 at Noon
Moot Court Room

Tuan Pham, a partner in Goodwin Proctor's Business Law Department in San Francisco and a member of the Real Estate, REITs & Real Estate Capital Markets Group, is an industry-recognized project finance specialist in the public finance arena. He has particular expertise in the area of financing real estate, energy and public infrastructure developments using tax-exempt bonds and tax credits. Mr. Pham received his law degree from Boalt Hall at the University of California, Berkeley.

Lunch will be provided! See flier for additional information.

2. Reminder: McGeorge Minority Bar Mixer

Monday, November 9, at 5-7pm
Downey Brand
621 Capitol Mall, 18th Floor
Sacramento, CA

Downey Brand will be hosting McGeorge's 7th Annual Minority Bar Mixer next Monday, November 9. This is a great opportunity to join Sacramento Area Lawyers, to meet fellow students, and to network! Hors d'oeuvres & Refreshments will be provided.

RSVP by contacting Megan Laurie at 916.739.7141 or alumnimcgeorge@pacific.edu.

Here's the link: http://alumni.mcgeorge.edu/s/345/index.aspx?sid=345&gid=1&pgid=483&cid=1082&ecid=1082&crid=0&calpgid=61&calcid=673

3. ABAS Bowling Mentorship Event: RSVP by November 10!

November 14, at 1:00pm - 3:00pm.
UC Davis Memorial Union

APALSA's first mentorship event with the Asian Bar Association of Sacramento will take place November 14, 2009 at 1-3 PM. Come to the bowling alley at the UCD MU and enjoy free food and free games of bowling! This is a wonderful way to network and speak with attorneys in the Sacramento area that want to give you advice! You will also get to mingle with other APALSA members from McGeorge. This is a great event because of the casual and relaxed atmosphere.

The first 25 students to RSVP to Cheryl Wei, cherylwei@gmail.com by November 10 will be guaranteed a bowling spot. Please see the attached flier for more information.

4. Fall Graduate Students of Color Mixer

November 20, at 6:30pm
Bistro 33
Davis, CA

The graduate and professional schools of UC Davis are hosting the Graduate Students of Color Mixer on November 20. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet other graduate students and to take a break before finals. Come show your support and represent King Hall!

5. JEF Scholarship Opportunity

The Japanese American Bar Association Educational Foundation (JEF), located in Los Angeles, is pleased to offer four scholarships of $2,000 each. Law school students at any accredited law school are encouraged to apply. The application and instructions are attached to this email, but can also be found atwww.jabaonline.org/scholarships.html.

The deadline this year is January 4, 2010.

November 5, 2009

1. APALSA Speaker Series: Tuan Pham

Thursday, November 12, 2009 at Noon
Moot Court Room

Tuan Pham, a partner in Goodwin Proctor's Business Law Department in San Francisco and a member of the Real Estate, REITs & Real Estate Capital Markets Group, is an industry-recognized project finance specialist in the public finance arena. He has particular expertise in the area of financing real estate, energy and public infrastructure developments using tax-exempt bonds and tax credits. Mr. Pham received his law degree from Boalt Hall at the University of California, Berkeley.

Lunch will be provided!

2. McGeorge Minority Bar Mixer

Monday, November 9, at 5-7pm
Downey Brand
621 Capitol Mall, 18th Floor
Sacramento, CA

Downey Brand will be hosting McGeorge's 7th Annual Minority Bar Mixer next Monday, November 9. This is a great opportunity to join Sacramento Area Lawyers, to meet fellow students, and to network! Hors d'oeuvres & Refreshments will be provided.

RSVP by contacting Megan Laurie at 916.739.7141 or alumnimcgeorge@pacific.edu.

Here's the link for more information: http://alumni.mcgeorge.edu/s/345/index.aspx?sid=345&gid=1&pgid=483&cid=1082&ecid=1082&crid=0&calpgid=61&calcid=673

3. The Vietnamese American Parent/Student Education Series

Saturday, November 7th
Discussion Workshops: 9am-12:00 pm
Resource Fair: 11:30 - 1:30 pm
Yerba Buena High School
1855 Lucretia Ave San Jose, CA 95122

Santa Clara County Juvenile Justice Court, in collaboration with the East Side Union High School District, is proud to introduce the Vietnamese American Parent/Student Education Series launching on November 7th at Yerba Buena High School. The purpose of this education series is to address the alarming trend of increasing violence and high-risk behavior among Vietnamese American youth in San Jose and their growing presence in the juvenile justice system. As such, the first installment to our education series will bring together Juvenile Court Judges, Santa Clara County District Attorney's and Public Defender's Office, Probation, Youth Counselors and community service providers to inform, answer questions and discuss prevention and intervention strategies.

Our mission is to educate the Vietnamese American families about high-risk behavior of youth and to connect these families to the resources, information and tools that are vital to their children's academic and long term success. We hope to achieve this goal by engaging the community every semester with a forum emphasizing a different pertinent issue.

The event will be conducted in both Vietnamese and English. There will be a continental breakfast, resource fair, free lunch, raffle prizes and more!

4. My Sister's House 6th Annual Run for a Safe Haven

Saturday, November 7 at 8:00am
William Land Park
Sacramento, CA

My Sister's House will be hosting its annual Run for a Safe Haven event this coming Saturday in Sacramento. There is a Kids Run and 5K fun run/walk for adults. Proceeds from the event benefits My Sister's House, a non-profit organization that specifically identifies and addresses the unique needs of women and children impacted by domestic violence in the Central Valley's Asian and Pacific Islander community.

5. My Sister's House Legal Workshop - Volunteer Opportunity

Saturday, November 14, 9:00am - 11:00am
915 Broadway
Sacramento, CA

My Sister's House will be hosting a legal workshop for Korean Women on November 14. The focus of the workshop is to educate Korean women on issues pertaining to Family Law. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Nilda Guanzon Valmores, Executive Director of My Sister's House, atnildamsh@gmail.com.

http://www.my-sisters-house.org

October 25, 2009

1. San Francisco APILO / AABA Clinic: October 26, 2009

The next API Legal Outreach / AABA legal clinic in San Francisco will take place on Monday, October 26, 2009 at 5:45 p.m. at the Hastings Civil Justice Clinic (100 McAllister, 3rd floor). Please come and provide your legal expertise to low-income community members! AABA will provide food and drinks.

If interested, please reply to Hung Chang (hung@playfirst.com) with your name, background (student, attorney, expertise, etc.) and language. Please also come between 5:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. for a brief orientation if this is your first time volunteering with the clinic.

2. DICP Spring Externship/Internship Opportunity

Detained Immigrant Children Project (DICP): LSC conducts legal screenings and Know Your Rights (KYR) presentations to unaccompanied non-citizen youth detained in Northern California by the Department of Homeland Security, including minors held in immigration custody in Yolo, Marin and Pleasant Hill, California. We are currently seeking law students to conduct legal screenings and KYRs for the minors detained at the Yolo County Juvenile Hall located in Woodland, California. Spanish speakers preferred.

Founded in 1975 as the first nonprofit law firm for children and youth in the country, Legal Services for Children (LSC) provides free legal and social services to children and youth in the San Francisco Bay Area. LSC uses an attorney-social worker team model to assist at-risk youth who need to access the legal system to stabilize or improve their lives. LSC's goal is to empower children and youth by increasing their active participation in making decisions about their own lives.

Resume and cover letter are due by October 30, 2009. Please see the attached flier for more information.

3. It's ALIVE!!!: Party to Save the U.C.

Thursday, October 29, 2009
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Delta of Venus
122 B Street
Davis, CA

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=144869148470&ref=ss

The UC Davis community is having a party for public education. Come learn more about what decisions are being made to harm public education and what you can do to save it! There is no cover charge, though we will be taking donations. Funds collected will be used for making flyers, posters, and hosting other mobilization efforts on campus.

Please see the attached flyer for more information, or visit the facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=144869148470&ref=ss

October 16, 2009

1. REMINDER: APALSA Fundraiser at Ali Baba

Monday, Oct. 19 - Friday, Oct. 23
Ali Baba Restaurant
220 3rd Street
Davis, CA

Help send your fellow students to the National Asian Pacific American Law Students Association Conference by eating breakfast, lunch, or dinner at Ali Baba's! Everyday this week Ali Baba will donate a portion of its proceeds to help students attend this conference. All you have to do is mention "Davis Law" when purchasing food at Ali Baba's.

2. REMINDER: APALSA Speaker Series: Hon. Roy Hashimoto

Wednesday, October 21, 2009
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Moot Court Room
**IN-N-OUT will be provided**

Next week, APALSA will be holding its first Speaker Series with Judge Roy Hashimoto. Judge Hashimoto will be speaking at King Hall about his personal story and experiences in the legal field. Currently serving on the Alameda County Superior Court, Judge Hashimoto is also one of the first Asian Americans to be appointed to the California State bench.

3. Reminder: MBC Unity Conference Registration

Justice and Civil Rights in a New Era

Friday, October 23, 2009
12:30pm - 7:00pm
Golden Gate University
536 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105.

Register for the MBC Unity Conference!

Registration is now available online at http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=191850. Registration is also available via the registration form at: http://content.sfbar.org/source/BASF_Pages/PDF/X090091.pdf.

4. Screening of "Seoul Train": North Korean Human Rights

Friday, October 23 at 7:00pm
Room 1008

KALSA will be hosting a night on North Korean Human Rights. There will belight freshments: fruit platters, cider and other yummy goodies.

"Seoul Train" North Korean Human Rights Documentary: Winner of the 2007 DuPont Award, "Seoul Train" is a documentary of North Koreans who braved the escape to freedom. Similar to the underground railroad that saved over 30,000 slaves, nearly 300,000 NK refugees today are escaping through a secret network of routes in China and Southeast Asia. A panel will present information regarding the current status, while campaigning the legal community and local residents to become involved. Please join us for this private screening and Q&A session on Friday, October 23 at 7:00pm in Rm 1008. The event is co-sponsored event with a non-profit organization, Liberty in North Korea (LiNK).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jocm3AvrDis

October 14, 2009

1. APALSA Fundraiser at Ali Baba

Help send your fellow students to the National Asian Pacific American Law Students Association Conference by eating breakfast, lunch, or dinner at Ali Baba's! Everyday this week Ali Baba will donate a portion of its proceeds to help students attend this conference. All you have to do is mention "Davis Law" when purchasing food at Ali Baba's.

Please see the flyer for more information.

2. APALSA Website

The APALSA website is finally up and running! You can visit our revamped website at: http://students.law.ucdavis.edu/APALSA

Through the website, you can look up our latest social events, access great outlines, check the latest news, look up photos from past events, and learn the latest in career and networking opportunities. We have recently received and added onto the website many outlines, including Professor Mendez's Criminal Law outlines from Stanford!

If there is anything you would like to see on the website, please be sure to tell us at ucdapalsa@gmail.com!

October 10, 2009

1. SF MBC 3rd Annual Unity Conference

October 23, 2009, 12:30pm - 5pm
Golden Gate University
536 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

The San Francisco Bay Area Minority Bar Coalition will be hosting the 3rd Annual Unity Conference at GGU on October 23. The day begins with a lunch speaker, Judge James Ware of the US District Court in San Jose. Two break-out panels with two interesting topics each follows in the Lecture Halls. The day concludes with the Unity Awards reception on the 5th floor. Each participating bar association presents an award to one of its members for outstanding service to the legal community. This year, the MBC will be giving a special recognition award to California Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno.

Students are free; but you must register by October 16, 2009. Attached is the flyer and registration form.

2. BAAPALSA Fall Student Mixer

October 24, 2009 at 8PM
Sugar Cafe & Cellar Lounge (next door)
679 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 US

Come mingle at the best, and only, networking mixer where you will be able to meet other APALSA students from all the top Northern California law schools: Boalt, Golden Gate, Hastings, King Hall (Davis), McGeorge, U. of San Francisco, Santa Clara, and Stanford.

8 p.m. Networking Mixer & Dessert Reception at Sugar Cafe

The main event with networking games, prizes and delicious appetizers. Free for all law students, cash bar.

10:30 p.m. After-hour Celebration next door at Cellar Lounge

For all the night owls who want to continue celebrating with their new-found friends. Free for all law students BEFORE 11 pm with valid law school ID. Must be 21 and over with valid state ID.

Event is free, but you must register. Please click here to access the evite.

3. Sacramento Diversity Reception

October 29, 2009, 4:30 - 7:30pm
Sacramento County DA's Office
John Price Conference Room
901 G Street
Sacramento, CA

Sacramento County District Attorney's Office will host it 5th Annual Diversity Reception for Law Students. Explore a career or summer employment opportunities as a prosecutor. Mingle with the District Attorney and her staff. Get first hand knowledge of the life of a prosecutor.

4. Law Firm Diversity Scholarship

Constangy, Brooks & Smith is proud to present the 2010 Diversity Scholars Awards. The $3,000 scholarships will be granted to a deserving second-year law student at an accredited law school in each of 3 regions. The regions are as follows: (1) Southern (Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee); (2) Mid-West/West Coast (Texas, California, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin); and, (3) Eastern (North Carolina, Virginia/Washington, D.C., South Carolina and Massachusetts).

Applications are due November 16, 2009.

Please review the 2010 Diversity Scholarship Flyer attached for additional information and application materials.

5. ACLU Summer Legal Internship

The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking 1Ls and 2Ls for summer 2010 legal internships with their Immigrants' Rights Project.

Suggested application submission periods are as follows:

2Ls applying for Summer 2010 should apply between September 7, 2009,and November 20, 2009.
1Ls applying for Sumer 2010 should apply between December 7, 2009 and January 22, 2010.
6. AABA Calendar of Events

AABA always has great networking and social events. For more information, please visit its website at: http://www.aaba-bay.com/aaba/showpage.asp?code=calendar.

October 4, 2009

1. ABA Fall Leadership Summit - URGENT: REGISTER BY OCT 2

ABA Law Student Division: Fall Leadership Summit
Transactions, Trials & Trends

October 9-11, 2009
UC Berkeley Law
Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA

This is a great networking opportunity for students! The last day to register is TODAY, October 2, which is also the last day to book a hotel room at the group rate. To register NOW go to:

http://www.abanet.org/lsd/fall_mtgs/2009/sanfran/reg-form.html

2. Dependency Law Training at USD

For those interested in youth law issues, please see the attached flyer on an upcoming training on Dependency Law and Proceedings through the University of San Diego. It will take place in Sacramento Oct. 28-30. Please RSVP to ensure a spot in the class.

September 25, 2009

1. APILO/AABA Legal Clinic

Monday, September 28 at 5:45pm
Hastings Civil Justice Clinic
100 McAllister, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA

The next API Legal Outreach / AABA legal clinic in San Francisco will take place next Monday, September 28, 2009 at 5:45 p.m. at the Hastings Civil Justice Clinic (100 McAllister, 3rd floor). Please come and provide your legal expertise to low-income community members! AABA will provide food and drinks.

If you are interested in helping out, please reply to Hung Chang, legal counsel at PlayFirst, Inc. (hung@playfirst.com) with your name, background (student, attorney, expertise, etc.) and language. Please arrive between 5:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. for a brief orientation if this is your first time volunteering with the clinic.

2. VABANC Mentorship Event

Sunday, October 11 at 10:00am - 2:00pm
Golden Gate University Law School
536 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA

VABANC proudly presents its Mentorship Event and Career Day, which will take place on Sunday, October 11, 2009. Students and new attorneys, this is your opportunity to brush up on your interviewing skills, meet practitioners in various legal positions, and have practitioners assist you with your cover letters and resumes!!!

For more information regarding the event, please review the attached informational flyer. For those interested in participating in being a mentor or mentee and who can attend the Lunch/Mentorship Cluster Group session (12-1:00), please fill out the attached application and submit it according to the enclosed directions.

Space is limited, so please RSVP now to mentorship@vabanc.org

3. Minority Bar Coalition Unity Conference

Friday, October 23, 2009 at 12:30pm - 7pm
Golden Gate University Law School
536 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA

This giant in diversity efforts is having their annual Unity Conference on Friday, October 23 in downtown SF. This is a great event for students to go to to meet attorneys, judges and leaders in the community. Last year, federal court nominee Magistrate Edward Chen, California Bar Association President Holly Fujie, and many more came out to the event. The best part is that the conference is free for students!

September 18, 2009

1. API and LGBT Community Dialogue

Saturday, September 19 at 10:00am - 1:00pm
SF LGBT Center
1800 Market St,
San Francisco, CA 94102

The Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum is speaking on various issues that affecting the API LGBTIQ community. Come learn concrete strategies to build awareness, understanding, and support for LGBT justice in your community and discover new opportunities and new partners in the LGBT justice struggle.

RSVP: please contact Tawal Panyacosit at tawal@caasf.org or (415) 274-6750.

2. AAPI Community Fall Welcome

Monday, September 21 at 5pm - 7pm
Hart Hall, UC Davis

The Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community Fall Welcome sponsored by Asian American Studies and Asian American Association will be held on Monday, September 21, 2009. Come meet other UC Davis students and campus organizations. There will be a community mixer, food, refershments and a raffle with lots of prizes!

3. Contra Costa County Bar Association Scholarships

The Women's Section of the Contra Costa County Bar Association announces the Honorable Patricia Herron and the Honorable Ellen James Scholarship. Awards are $1,000 to $5,000. Applications are due September 30, 2009.

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

4. MCCA Scholarship for 3Ls

The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) has partnered with LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell (LNMH) to celebrate the launch of the MCCA Community on Martindale-Hubbell Connected by offering two special LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Connected Fellowship Awards. Based upon a competitive selection process, MCCA and LNMH will choose two recipients who will each receive a $15,000 fellowship funded through the generosity of LNMH to assist in furthering the educational and professional objectives of two third-year law students (1 male and 1 female) who anticipate graduating from law school in Spring 2010.

The two $15,000 awards will be presented at the MCCA Diversity Dinner, which will take place in New York City at the Marriott Marquis on November 11, 2009. Applications are due on or before October 9, 2009. Complete applications will be accepted via hard copy sent by mail or courier only. No applications will be accepted by email or fax. Only those who anticipate graduating from law school in Spring 2010 are eligible to apply.

Application deadline: October 9, 2009.

Get your application form here!

5. Volunteer at Inaugural Champions of Diversity Awards

October 21, 2009
Radisson Hotel
Sacramento, CA

Volunteers are needed in preparation of and during the Inaugural Champions of Diversity Awards event on October 21, 2009. To honor Champions of Diversity and raise money to fund "pipeline" programs catering to youth from communities underrepresented in the Professions.

For more information, please see the attached flyers or contact Uzunma A. Kas-Osoka at uakas-osoka@stoel.com or Brian Hoffman atthe.brian.hoffman@gmail.com.

September 4, 2009

1. NAPABA Application Form

The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) will be having its 21st Annual Convention this year in Boston. This is a really great opportunity to network with law students and legal professionals from across the country. APALSA will try to offer funding for as many students as possible. To be considered for funding, please fill out the application at the following link:

http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&formkey=dHpVMjRteG9RT1dnMmJ5LVV6SXF3X2c6MA..

Applications at due next Friday, September 11th, at 5pm.

2. ABAS Unity Bar Scholarship

The Unity Bar is an association of the minority bar associations in Sacramento (ABAS, Wiley Manual, La Raza, Women Lawyers, SABA, and SACLEGAL). Each yea, ABAS awards a scholarship to a law student. In addition, the Unity Bar dinner will be on October 22, 2009 at the Doubletree Hotel in Sacramento.

Applications are due on September 14, 2009. Please see the attached ABAS Unity Bar Scholarship application for more information.

3. King Hall Professional Development Blog

Thanks to Lael, we now have a blog devoted to Professional Development. Scholarship opportunities, networking events, and resume/job hunting advice will be posted here, so make sure to check back every now and then!

Link: ucdapalsa.blogspot.com

4. AABA Mentorship Brunch

Sunday, October 18, 2009, Time TBA
Golden Gate University School of Law
San Francisco, CA

The Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA) is hosting its annual Mentor/Mentee Fall Brunch on Sunday, October 18, 2009, at the Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco.

Please email rtsai@orrick.com and indicate whether you'd like to participate as a 2009-10 mentor/mentee. This year, we will be grouping law students and attorneys into mentoring "clans," so please feel free to let us know any information that you think would help us optimally match you with your mentors/mentees. More information regarding the brunch and pairings will be provided.

5. Mu Sochua (Women's Human Rights Activist) Speaking Event

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

World Affairs Council Auditorium
312 Sutter Street, Second Floor
San Francisco, California 94108

McGeorge and the World Affairs Council are hosting Mu Sochua.

Opposition leader, pro-democracy campaigner, social worker, and women's rights advocate Mu Sochua joins the Council to discuss her efforts to oppose sex trafficking, domestic violence, land grabs and corruption in Cambodia. A member of the opposition party in the Cambodian parliament, Ms. Sochua recently attempted to sue Prime Minister Hun Sen for defamation but the court dismissed her suit and instead upheld the prime minister's counter-defamation lawsuit in August. Sochua was fined and had her parliamentary immunity stripped in a court case that attracted the attention of the UN High Commission on Human Rights. She and other human rights groups argue that the Cambodian government is using the courts to silence political opponents, journalists and human rights activists. Mu Sochua originally served as a member of Prime Minister Hun Sen's cabinet but left the position after witnessing government corruption and is now a senior member of the opposition Sam Rainsy Party. A former minister of women's affairs, in 2005 she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to stop the trafficking of women in the Cambodian and Thai sex trade.

To register, please visit: http://www.itsyourworld.org/assnfe/ev.asp?ID=2572

Advanced registration is recommended for guaranteed seating. However, pre-registration is not required and walk-ins on the day of this program are welcome.

6. VABASC Summer Picnic Mixer

Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 11:30am - 3:30pm

Mile Square Park
16801 Euclid Street
Fountain Valley, CA

If you are going to be in the Orange County area on this date, the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Southern California is hosting a summer picnic mixer at Mile Square Park located at 16801 Euclid Street in Fountain Valley from 11:30am to 3:30pm.

7. Save the Date: NAPABA Picnic - September 20, 2009

The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is hosting a picnic with its affiliate organizations on September 20th in Flood Park in Menlo Park. Affiliate associations that are hosting the picnic are as follows: APBA, AABA, FBANC, KABA-NC, SABA-NC, and VABANC. More details to follow.

8. VABASC Scholarship

The Vietnamese American Bar Association of Southern California (VABASC) and the 4th Annual National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys (NCVAA) are pleased to announce that they will be awarding up to 3 scholarships to deserving law students for the 2009-2010 school year. Please see the attached announcement and application form for more information.

All application materials must be received by: October 7, 2009

Scholarship recipients will be acknowledge at the dinner gala for the 4th Annual NCVAA on October 17, 2009, in Huntington Beach, CA. To find out more, please click on www.ncvaa.org.

9. AABA In-House Committee General Counsel Round Table - October 27

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Reception starts at 6:00 and GC Panel begins at 6:30

Visa Inc.
900 Metro Center Boulevard
Foster City, California 94404

Hosted by Lewis & Roca (www.lrllaw.com)

A panel of distinguished Asian Pacific American general counsel will be speaking to AABA on how the current economic crisis has impacted their in-house legal departments, adjustments their own departments are making during the down-turn, and practical tips for in-house attorneys to deal with (survive) the down turn and positioning for the upturn. You won't want to miss this evening of networking with other in-house attorneys and the opportunity to hear the panelists draw upon their personal experience as APA GCs, with best practice tips. You'll learn how critical it is to build alliances and to increase visibility within the in-house environment. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the panel.

RSVP required to enter the security gate in the Visa parking garage. Please RSVP by Oct. 20th to larrymchew@yahoo.com. Priority will be given to in-house attorneys given space constraints.

August 28, 2009

1. 11th Annual VABANC Scholarship Dinner

Friday, August 28, 2009 at 6:00pm
Dynasty Seafood Restaurant
1001 Story Road San Jose, CA 95122

Our Scholarship Dinner will bring together not only Vietnamese American attorneys, but also prominent judges, attorneys, government officials, and scholars in the broader community. We are honored to announce that our keynote speaker this year will be Ms. Holly Fujie, the 84th President of the State Bar of California. Ms. Fujie has the special distinction of being the third woman and the first Asian American to hold the position of President of the State Bar.There are a limited number of seats available. If you are interested in attending, please contact Mai Phan at mai@maiphanlaw.com.

For more information about the dinner, please see the attachment or go to www.vabanc.org.

2. Calling All Older and Wiser APALSA Members!

Be a Big Sib for APALSA's mentorship program!

If you are a 2L or 3L, we want you! We know you have experiences that you would like to share--classes/professors, stress management--so pass along your wisdom! Please help us welcome the 1L class by participating in this program.

If you want to become a Big Sib for APALSA, email ucdapalsa@gmail.com with your name and year. We will pair you shortly!

3. AABA August 2009 Newsletter

The Asian American Bar Association's August 2009 newsletter is now available. For a look at current issues affecting Asian Americans in the legal community, please visit http://www.aaba-bay.com/aaba/docs/aaba-0809.pdf.

Hope to see you all next Monday, August 31 at 12pm in Room 2021 for our first General Meeting! And yes, lunch will be provided.

August 21, 2009

1. Scholarship Reception THIS THURSDAY (08/20)

BAY AREA MINORITY LAW STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP RECEPTION

Thursday, August 20, 2009 from 5:30 - 7:30pm

Hosted by Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP
One Ferry Building, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA

Please come and join BASF for their last diversity reception this summer! This reception is honoring BASF's 2009 Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship Recipients and Donors. Feel free to bring your colleagues, friends, and law students. The event is free, and RSVP is still available.

Please RSVP to diversityevents@sfbar.org ASAP.

2. VABANC's Scholarship Dinner (08/28) - REGISTER NOW!

11TH ANNUAL VABANC SCHOLARSHIP DINNER

Friday, August 28, 2009 at 6:00pm
Dynasty Seafood Restaurant
1001 Story Road San Jose, CA 95122

Our Scholarship Dinner will bring together not only Vietnamese American attorneys, but also prominent judges, attorneys, government officials, and scholars in the broader community. We are honored to announce that our keynote speaker this year will be Ms. Holly Fujie, the 84th President of the State Bar of California. Ms. Fujie has the special distinction of being the third woman and the first Asian American to hold the position of President of the State Bar.

For further questions, please contact: mai@maiphanlaw.com

3. Save the Date: September 20, 2009 - NAPABA Bay Picnic

The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is hosting a picnic with its affiliate organizations from 1-4pm on September 20th in Flood Park in Menlo Park. More details to follow.

4. BASF Charity Golf Tournament

October 30, 2009 from 11:00am - 8:00pm
Harding Park Golf Course
San Francisco, CA

From the Sponsors:

"The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) is excited to host its first-ever 'Putting for the Pipeline' Charity Golf Tournament benefiting BASF's Diversity Pipeline Programs. Early bird prices end August 1!

This new event will give attorneys a chance to spend an entire afternoon golfing and networking. Attorneys from Google, Wells Fargo, Visa, Intel Corporation, The Clorox Company, VMware, Inc., Allianz/Fireman's Fund, and a California Court of Appeal Justice have already committed to attend. Participants will enjoy food, drinks, prizes, and exciting golf contests. This is your chance to golf in Harding Park's pristine course, maintained in PGA tournament conditions.

All the golf tournament proceeds will be used to support BASF's Diversity Pipeline Programs, which were created to help diversify the legal profession by encouraging and assisting underserved and diverse students to advance along the educational pipeline from K-12th grade, to college, through law school, during law practice, and all the way up to the bench."

To register, visit http://www.sfbar.org/calendar/eventdetail.aspx?id=D097407/D097407. For sponsorship and donation information, or any questions, please contact Daisy J. Hung at dhung@sfbar. org or (415) 782-9000, x8705.

Please also see the attached flyer for more information.

5. Be a Member of the Asian American Law Journal

AALJ membership is open to Boalt students (including 1Ls) and students at other Bay Area law schools. Through AALJ, members will develop legal research and editing skills and gain substantive knowledge of Asian American jurisprudence. Furthermore, AALJ provides invaluable access to practitioners, judges, professors, and activists through lectures and symposia.

http://boalt.org/aalj

Please note: There is an all day membership retreat held in Berkeley on September 12.

About AALJ

The Asian American Law Journal (AALJ) at UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) provides a comprehensive forum for legal scholars, practitioners and students to discuss legal issues concerning Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. With the joint publication of our inaugural issue with the California Law Review in October 1993 and the publication of our first independent issue in May 1994, AALJ became one of only two law journals in the United States focusing on Asian American communities in its publication agenda.

AALJ is published annually, and each volume typically contains articles, book reviews, essays and other contributions from scholars, practitioners, policymakers, and students.

For more information, please contact Lea Patricia L. Francisco, Santa Clara University School of Law, 2010 atleafrancisco@gmail.com

6. Summer Associate Position with Arnold & Porter LLP

Please see the attached letter from Arnold Porter Encouraging API Law Students to Apply.

7. Externships with the California Attorney General's Office

The California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General is accepting applications for fall 2009 for their Public Rights Division. This is an unpaid externship, students who have completed at least 30 units by the start of the fall semester may be eligible to receive academic units.

Areas of law in San Diego include Consumer Law; Land/Environment/Natural Resources; Tobacco Litigation and Enforcement. The mission of the Public Rights Division is to safeguard the state's environment, lands, and natural resources; maintain competitive markets; prevent fraudulent business practices; protect consumers against misleading advertising claims; monitor Indian and Gaming practices; preserve charitable assets, and protect the civil rights of individuals. For additional information on the DOJ's Public Rights Division, visit http://ag.ca.gov/careers/descriptions/publicrights.php

Interested students should email a resume, writing sample, and cover letter indicating your preferred practice area and cities to: PRDPositions@doj.ca.gov Applications will be accepted beginning August 1, 2009.

Externships are also available in Sacramento, Oakland, and San Francisco. See attachement for specifics areas of law in each city and other information.

8. Volunteer Opportunity with FBANC Legal Clinic

FBANC is looking for attorney and student volunteers for its upcoming free legal clinic:

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Pilipino Bayanihan Resource Center
2121 Junipero Serra Blvd.
Daly City, CA 94014

Please contact Angela Mapa at amapa@litwinlaw.com

9. Court Interpreter Classes and Teaching Position at Laney College (Oakland)

Those interested in signing up for "Spanish Language Court Interpreter Classes at Laney College (Oakland)."

Also, they are looking for a Vietnamese interpreter who could teach part-time both Vietnamese and Vietnamese court interpreting at Laney College. Those interested, please contact Thuy T. Nguyen, General Counsel, Peralta Community College District, at ttnguyen@peralta.edu.

Please see the attached flyers for more information.

10. VABANC Membership Drive

The annual membership drive is on!

In order to continue receiving the benefits of membership, e.g., e-mails leading to potential client referrals, job postings, newsletters, and access to our MCLE panels, please renew your membership today! In addition, membership dues are an important way for us to raise money for scholarships and events.

Membership is only $35 for attorneys, and is free for students. Payment is quick and easy. For more information, please go to:http://www.vabanc.org/Membership.

11. Vote and Help an incoming API KH student get a scholarship!

Please see My-Linh's email below, and vote! It only takes a few seconds!

My name is My-Linh Le and I am part of the class of 2012 at the law school. I thought you might be interested to know that I am representing King Hall as one of the ten finalists in the Access Group video competition. I figured since part of the U.S. News rankings is based on King Hall's reputation in the legal community, winning this contest -- and getting King Hall's name out there -- could do a lot to help the school. The other finalists are leveraging their private school alumni networks to generate votes, which is putting King Hall at a disadvantage. I think it'd be a pretty feat if a UC Davis student won this competition, wouldn't you agree? The winner is based on voting at this point. The competition has been going on for a short while now. Anyone and everyone is allowed to vote everyday (only once a day) until August 21, which is coming up very soon. I would really appreciate your support, and if you could forward this email to some of the other students, I would love their support too.

Here is the link http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=JiaOvy05ZUDkeRD0ECOz_2bQ_3d_3d, it can also be found on the Current Students page of the law school's website.

August 14, 2009

1. Historic Federal Bench Nominations

The Asian/Pacific Bar of California (ABC) celebrates recent historic nominations by President Barack Obama of Federal Magistrate Judge Edward Chen and Los Angeles lawyer Dolly Gee to the United States District Court bench in California. Their nominations follow last week's equally-historic nomination of Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Jacqueline Nguyen for the position of United States District Judge. For more information, please visit the Asian/Pacific Bar of California Website: www.asianpacificbar.org

2. Southeast Asian Youth Empowerment Symposium

August 20, 2009

Holiday Villa Restaurant Conference Room

Lao Family Community Development, INC is hosting the Southeast Asian Youth Empowerment Symposium, a youth conference for young Asian Americans, on August 20, 2009 at the Holiday Villa Restaurant Conference Room. The conference leaders are encouraging Southeast Asian college students to attend and to be role models. Attached is an informational flyer/registration application for those who would like to attend.

Attached is a informational flyer/registration application.

August 6, 2009

1. 2L Resume Solicitation: Carrington Coleman

Carrington Coleman, a Dallas-based firm, is actively seeking resumes from King Hall students looking to practice in the Dallas area.

If you're interested, contact Andrea Glover at 214-855-3536 or email her at aglover@ccsb.com

2. AABA and Asian Law Caucus Brown Bag Lunch Series

Layoffs, Deferrals, and Scares, Oh My!

Turning Bad Times into Opportunities to Give Back to the Community through Placements at Non Profits

Thursday, August 13, 2009
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Hanson Bridgett LLP
425 Market St., 26th Floor
San Francisco

Bring your own lunch. Light beverages will be available. RSVPs mandatory (for building security).

Please RSVP by sending an e-mail to Angela Chan at angelac@asianlawcaucus.org.

3. September OCI Reminder

A reminder that the deadline for September OCI and Resume Collections is August 11. Plan accordingly!

4. Outline Request

As of today, only three people have sent in old outlines. Please donate your outline, and help preserve the King Hall tradition!

Email your outline to laelabaya@gmail.com

5. AABA Newsletter

For an interesting read on the Asian American legal community: http://www.aaba-bay.com/aaba/docs/aaba-0709.pdf

6. Update: President Obama Nominates Abdul Kallon and Jacqueline H. Nguyen to Serve on the District Court Bench

WASHINGTON, DC - On July 31st, President Obama nominated Abdul Kallon and Jacqueline Nguyen to United States District Court judgeships.

"These nominees have dedicated their careers to serving the public good," said President Obama. "And in so doing, they have displayed an unyielding commitment to justice and integrity. I am confident that they will serve the American people well from the United States District Court bench, and I am honored to nominate them today."

Judge Jacqueline Nguyen is currently a Superior Court Judge for the County of Los Angeles, a position to which she was appointed in August 2002. Judge Nguyen received her undergraduate degree from Occidental College in 1987 and her law degree from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1991. From 1991 to 1995, Nguyen worked in private practice where she specialized in civil litigation. From 1995 until August 2002, Nguyen was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Central District of California. During her tenure in that office, she served as Deputy Chief of the General Crimes Section. Judge Nguyen is being nominated to the United States District Court for the Central District of California and was rated well-qualified by the ABA.

July 8, 2009

1. Panel on setting up your own law practice

Thursday, July 9

5:30 - 6:00 pm Refreshments & Registration
6:00 - 7:00 pm Program

GGU School of Law
536 Mission Street (Rm 5310)
San Francisco

For more information, please visit: http://www.aaba-bay.com/aaba/docs/FlyerJul9.pdf

2. AABA Baseball Night

Friday, July 10, 2009 at 7:00 p.m., vs. San Diego Padres.

AABA will be hosting a traditional tailgate party at one of AT&T's parking lots (specific parking lot TBD) at 5:00 p.m.

There are a limited number of tickets still available!!! Please contact Esther Chang at echang@bledsoelaw.com to reserve your Giants tickets.

July 3, 2009

1. REMINDER: Accept 2009 - 2010 Financial Aid Awards

This is a reminder to view your 2009-2010 financial aid awards online at http://financialaid.ucdavis.edu/MyAwards/. To receive funding to start Fall Semester, you must accept or decline your financial aid awards and submit supporting documents to the Law Financial Aid Office by Friday, July 17, 2009 (postmark deadline).

2. Happy Hour in SF

NAPALSA AND FRIENDS HAPPY HOUR

Thursday, July 9 at 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Hosted by NAPALSA Board 2008-2009

DADA SF (http://www.thegallerylounge.net/1668042.html)

For more details and to RSVP, visit:

http://www.facebook.com/p.php?i=592836126&k=Z5BZP3W5U6XBUCDEPDWZYWP

3. U.S. Department of State Legal Adviser's Office 2L Summer Opportunity

The Office of the Legal Adviser furnishes advice on all legal issues, domestic and international, arising in the course of the Department's work. This includes assisting Department principals and policy officers in formulating and implementing the foreign policies of the U.S., and promoting the adherence to and development of international law and its institutions as a fundamental element of those policies.

Attorneys in the Office are at the forefront of the important international issues faced by our country, whether they are working to respond to humanitarian crises, to prevent human rights abuses, to promote international trade and resolve international disputes, to create a more livable world, or to help foster peace and security. They work directly with high-level U.S. and foreign officials, the Congress, and the White House staff. While almost all of the Office's attorneys are based in Washington, their work may require them to travel overseas on a "temporary duty" basis to most anywhere in the world for bilateral and multilateral negotiations, dispute resolution efforts, or an unlimited range of other diplomatic missions.

If you are interested in applying, please send Professor Bjorklund a resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript of 1L grades by Thursday, July 9th. You can email her your materials at akbjorklund@ucdavis.edu.

4. Fall On-Campus Interview (OCI) Season

The Fall On-Campus Interview (OCI) season is just around the corner. Fall OCI is divided into two week-long sessions and two Resume Collections:

August 17-21 On-Campus Interviews
September 8-11 On-Campus Interviews
August Resume Collection
September Resume Collection

Knowing these deadlines will assist you in finalizing your application materials to upload them into the Symplicity system on time.

BEGINNING JULY 1

You will be able to log into Symplicity to view all OCI and Resume Collection employers currently registered. Once logged in, go to the OCI section, then the Employers/Bidding/Applications tab.

FROM July 1-14

Review OCI employer job postings, research those employers and begin writing cover letters for the employers you want to apply to. This is also the time to update your resume and get references lined up for your job search.

BEGINNING JULY 14

You may begin to apply/bid for employers participating in Fall OCI and Resume Collections. All bidding goes through Symplicity. See the attached Symplicity User Guide for OCI & Resume Collections.

Please contact Career Services at oci@law.ucdavis.edu if you have any questions pertaining to OCI and the Resume Collection process.

5. Community Mediation & Fair Housing Services Externship

LAW SCHOOL EXTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

Community Mediation & Fair Housing Services provides the local community conflict prevention and resolution services. The program also receives, investigates, and processes housing discrimination complaints. The office assists tenants and landowners with information and referrals or mediation as needed. The extern works under the direction of the program coordinator and is supervised by the program's volunteer attorneys certified to practice law in the State of California. Upon successful completion, the extern will receive a letter from the City of Davis that outlines their performance and the experiences that they received.

Schedule:

* Hour expectation: 10-15 hours per week (minimum 10)

* Flexible hours around student class schedule anytime Monday through Friday from 8:00-5:00 p.m. Schedule may be broken into no less than 3 hour shifts.

Minimum Requirements:

* Entering second year of law school

* Ability to use Microsoft Office applications.

* Good interpersonal, verbal and writing skills

* Ability to pay attention to detail

* Ability to maintain confidentiality with all matters pertaining to mediation.

Application Process:

Cover letter and resume submittal deadline: July 17, 2009.
Interviews held July 29, 30.

Mail or email to:

Teri Spiritosanto, Social Services Coordinator
23 Russell Blvd.
Davis, CA 95616

tspiritosanto@cityofdavis.org
530 757-5626 ext. 7355

Please contact their office directly if you have questions.

6. SUMMER ASSOCIATE MIXER / Los Angeles

11TH ANNUAL SUMMER ASSOCIATE MIXER, LOS ANGELES

Thursday, July 23, 2009, from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bonaventure Brewing Co.
Pool Deck - Westin
Bonaventure Hotel
404 S. Figueroa Street
Downtown L.A.

(between 4th St. and 5th St.)

Meet other summer associates, clerks, interns, law students & distinguished members of SCCLA, KABA, APEX, APABA, JABA, PABA, SABA, TALA, & TAP & listen to the insights and experience of keynote speaker, VICTOR JIH, Partner, O'Melveny & Myers LLP & Co-Winner of the 14th Season of the "The Amazing Race" on CBS.

Please RSVP to scclarsvp@gmail.com. See the attached flyer for complete information.

June 17, 2009

1. National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Reception

RECEPTION HONORING NAPABA IN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Hosted by Mayer Brown LLP
1909 K Street, N.W., Washington DC 20006
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Honored Guests Include:

Chris Lu, Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary, White House
Ivan K. Fong, General Counsel, Department of Homeland Security
Marisa Chun, Deputy Associate Attorney General, Department of Justice
Nicholas Rathod, Deputy Associate Director, White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs

Please RSVP by June 19, 2009 via e-mail to programs@ napaba.org. RSVP is required to attend this event.

This event is co-sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of DC (APABA-DC), the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Maryland (APABA-MD), the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Virginia (APABA-VA) and the Vietnamese American Bar Association of DC (VABA-DC).

2. AABA Summer Law Clerk Reception

AABA 22ND ANNUAL SUMMER LAW CLERK RECEPTION

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Yank Sing Restaurant
Rincon Center Location
101 Spear Street (at Mission Street)
San Francisco, CA

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Recognizing summer associates and law clerks in the S.F. Bay Area and honoring AABA's 2009 Summer Grant Recipients for their dedication to community service and client advocacy.

For more information, please contact:

Ivana Fedor at ivana.fedor@sos.ca.gov
Elizabeth Loh at eloh@truckerhuss.com

3. Bay Area Diversity Career Fair

5TH ANNUAL BAY AREA DIVERSITY CAREER FAIR

Saturday, August 8, 2009
The Hilton San Francisco Financial District
San Francisco, California

WELCOME COCKTAIL RECEPTION

Friday, August 7, 2009
The Orrick Building
405 Howard Street
San Francisco, California.

The Bay Area Diversity Career Fair attracts hiring representatives from the Bay Area's most prominent law firms and government legal departments. Only rising 2L law students who will have completed their first year of law school by the time of interviews are eligible to participate.

For additional information, please go to:

http://www.sfbar.org/careerfair

Or contact:

Elizabeth Cha
Bay Area Diversity Career Fair Project Manager

registration@orrick.com

4. My Sister's House Workshop

My Sister's House is the first and only non-profit organization to specifically identify and address the unique needs of women and children impacted by domestic violence in the Central Valley's highly diverse Asian and Pacific Islander community.

HEALTH RELATIONSHIPS FOR FILIPINO WOMEN

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Sponsored by the Filipino Women's Club

Sacramento Sheriffs Station
65th Expressway and Florin Road
Sacramento, CA

10:00am - 12:00pm

5. King Hall Summer Events

King Hall is sponsoring a number of receptions and lunches throughout California this summer. Please take advantage of these great opportunities to meet and network with alumni and regional members of the legal community and to meet other summer associates working in your area!

LOS ANGELES

Wednesday, June 24 and Wednesday, July 29

Alumni lunches take place monthly in downtown Los Angeles. Coordinated by Ron Maroko '86, these lunches are a great way for alumni to gather, meet one another and network. UC Davis summer associates are invited to join. Please see details and RSVP information here:http://www.law.ucdavis.edu/alumni/alumni-events/index.html

SAN FRANCISCO

Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Bar Association of San Francisco will be sponsoring a series of receptions in June and July. Dean Kevin R. Johnson will be attendance at the Latino Partners and Summer Associates Reception on Thursday, July 16. Please see details and RSVP information here:http://www.sfbar.org/calendar/eventdetail.aspx?id=D097402/D097402

SACRAMENTO

July (Date TBA)
UC Davis School of Law is sponsoring the Sacramento County Bar Association's Barristers Club Annual Summer Associates Reception in Sacramento. Please see details and RSVP information here: http://www.sacbar.org/intus/event3/calendar.asp

6. BALRA Diversity Event

The Bay Area Legal Recruitment Association (BALRA) cordially invites you:

DIVERSE PATHS: DIVERSITY EFFORTS DURING A DOWNTOWN

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Golden Gate University School of Law
11:30am - 1:30pm

Join them for an interactive, dynamic event discussing diversity issues important to us all. Diverse Paths: Diversity Efforts during a Downturn will explore the effect of a recession on the Legal Profession's commitment to Diversity. Join law firm partners, associates, recruitment officers, diversity professionals, law school administrators, and fellow law students, among others, for a lively discussion regarding how the recession has affected diversity programs in the legal community. Discover the effect of the downturn on recruitment, how to evaluate an employer's commitment to diversity, and continuing diversity initiatives and efforts.

Lunch will be provided. RSVP required. All students welcome. There is no cost to attend.

Please RSVP with their full name and law school to Marina Feehan at msfeehan@usfca.edu by July 7. Space is limited.

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