NOW ACCEPTING Fellowship and Grant Applications, Writing Competition Submissions, and 2014-2016 AEF Board Applications!

AEF is now accepting applications and submissions for the following (please note deadlines):


Summer Fellowship Application for current law students

  • due May 7, 2014 by 10 P.M. EDT
  • Click here for more information.
  • Click here for application.

DC Legal Services and Advocacy Fellowship for current law students

  • due May 7, 2014 by 10 P.M. EDT
  • Click here for more information.
  • Click here for application.

Bar Assistance Grant Application for 3Ls and recent graduates

  • due May 7, 2014 by 10 P.M. EDT
  • Click here for more information.
  • Click here for application.

Matsui Writing Competition for law students

  • submissions due by 11:59 PM EDT June 15, 2014
  • Click here for more information.
  • Click here for application & rules.


The application form to join the 2014-16 AEF Board is here.

Applicants must email their completed form, along with their Statement of Interest and resume, to before 10:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, May 10, 2014.


Questions?  Please email

Upcoming Events on April 24 and May 1

AEF is thrilled to announce two brand new, upcoming events-register now, as space is limited!

Inside the United States Attorney’s Office: A Guide To Getting Hired As A Federal Prosecutor – April 24, 2014

AEF is excited to co-sponsor a new reception and panel discussion, “Assistant United States Attorney: An Insider’s Guide To Getting Hired As A Federal Prosecutor” on Thursday, April 24, 2014!  This new event is co-sponsored by the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.

Come meet Federal prosecutors from the criminal and civil divisions of the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, hear about what it’s like to be a federal prosecutor, and learn about the application process and selection criteria for these highly sought after positions!

Panelists will include Assistant United States Attorneys from the Hiring Committee and the Narcotics, National Security, White Collar, Domestic Violence and Superior Court Sections.

Moderated by John Han, Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia

Co-sponsored by WilmerHale

Thursday, April 24, 2014
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia
555 Fourth Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20530
Metro:  Judiciary Square (Red)

Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

RSVP here by Monday, April 21, 2014. Spots are limited so register now for this exciting event!


Mentorship Program Wrap-Up Event – May 1, 2014

To celebrate the success of AEF’s revamped mentorship program, AEF will be holding a happy hour on May 1, 2014 from 5:30-7:30 PM.  Come network with your fellow mentors and mentees over drinks and hors d’oeuvres!  As an added bonus, we will conduct a raffle for the “Mentor of the Year” prize.

Thursday, May 1, 2014
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
1625 Eye St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

Metro:  Farragut West (Blue/Orange) and Farragut North (Red)

RSVP here by Monday, April 28, 2014!

Volunteer Event at SOME (So Others Might Eat) - Saturday, March 29, 2014

Come volunteer with attorneys and other law students at SOME (So Others Might Eat), an organization that has served the homeless and poor in DC for over 40 years. We will be preparing and serving lunch to hungry guests at SOME’s Dining Rooms for the Homeless. This event is a great opportunity to give back to the DC community!

So Others Might Eat (S.O.M.E.)

Saturday, March 29, 2014

10:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

71 O Street NW, Washington DC 20001

Nearest metro stop: NoMa-Gallaudet U (New York Ave) Metro (Red Line)

RSVP by Sunday, March 23, at Only 20 spots open!


AEF congratulates the WilmerHale team on winning the fourth AEF Hoops tournament! Wilmer prevailed in a close final game over Goodwin Procter’s squad, and earned the right to place its name on the coveted tournament trophy ball.

We are also happy to announce the winners of the raffle: Michael Huang and Dan Cohn! Both have earned a pair of club seats to an upcoming Washington Wizards game.

AEF would like to thank all of the teams who came out to support its efforts to provide educational and mentorship opportunities to area law students. Thanks as well to former board member Phil Olaya for helping coordinate the tournament, and to King and Spalding for donating the Wizards tickets.

We had a fantastic time and look forward to hosting AEF Hoops V next year!

REGISTRATION OPEN - 21st Anniversary Benefit Dinner

The Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund is proud to announce that registration is OPEN for the 21st Anniversary Benefit Dinner, which will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the National Press Club.  We are thrilled about this year’s program and expect a spectacular turnout.

Location: National Press Club (529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20045)

6:00 pm - Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction

7:00 pm - Dinner

  • Keynote Speaker: GOODWIN LIU, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of California
  • Community Service Award Recipients: STAN LOU and TED GONG, Organizers of the Chinatown Talk Story Events at the Chinatown Community Cultural Center
  • Master of Ceremonies: KATHY PARK, Reporter and Weekend Morning Anchor, ABC-7 and News Channel 8

(Dress Attire: Business)

Click HERE to register!

AEF Fourth Annual Basketball Tournament - Saturday, February 22, 2014

Back by popular demand, it’s time for . . .


Saturday, February 22, 2014

9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Georgetown University Law Center Sport & Fitness Center

Organize a team for AEF’s fourth annual 5-on-5 tournament and go head to head with local law schools, law firms, and government agencies!  First place receives the AEF trophy ball and bragging rights for a year.

Win raffle prizes to local sporting events and other prizes!

The following team fees apply:

  • Law student                              $150
  • Government and Public Interest   $350
  • Law firm                                  $450

All proceeds to benefit AEF scholarship and grant programs.

Registration now open here!

Save the Date - AEF’s 21st Annual Benefit Dinner

AEF is thrilled to announce that its 21st Annual Benefit Dinner will take place on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the National Press Club!  The cocktail hour and silent auction will begin at 6:00 PM, and dinner will start at 7:00 PM.  Stay tuned to our website for more details!

Resume Review and Recruiting Panel

Want to improve your job searching skills in this tough economy? Come hear from a panel of legal recruiters about what law firms, the federal government, and public interest organizations are looking for in job candidates. Bring copies of your resume and have it reviewed by a professional recruiter!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
6:30–8:30 p.m.
K&L Gates, LLP
1601 K Street, NW
Metro: Farragut North (Red); Farragut West (Blue, Orange)

Refreshments will be served.

RSVP by January 16:

Fall 2014 Newsletter Now Available!

AEF is pleased to release the Fall 2014 Newsletter, available here!

Speed Networking Reception - November 20, 2013

AEF’s 7th Annual Speed Networking Reception will take place at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP.  Come meet practicing lawyers from different areas of law in a fun and fast-paced speed networking environment!  As an added bonus, many of the mentors for the 2013-14 AEF Mentorship Challenge will be in attendance!

Dinner and refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hosted by Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
901 New York Ave. NW
Metro: Metro Center/Gallery Place

Please RSVP by Friday, November 15.