Announcements

Save the Date: Beyond Fall Recruiting

Beyond Fall Recruiting: 

Seeking Out Public and Private Career Paths in a Challenging Market

Looking for options outside of fall on-campus recruiting? Facing a post-graduation job search?

Come to a panel discussion featuring speakers who ventured out beyond on-campus interviews to find their jobs both before and after graduation. Panelists with experience in the private and public sectors will discuss where to look, how to market yourself, and what to expect in your job search. 

Save the Date:

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 6:30–8:00pm

George Washington University Law School, Lisner Building 2023 G Street, N.W. Room: Student Conference Center Closest Metro: Foggy Bottom

Light hors d’oeuvres will be served.  Hosted by George Washington University Law School.

RSVP by October 3rd: http://bit.ly/1xLRyYs

AEF 2014 Wine & Cheese Welcome Reception

AEF 2014 Wine & Cheese Welcome Reception

September 24, 2014

The Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund (AEF) cordially invites D.C. area APA attorneys and APALSA students to attend a Wine and Cheese Welcome Reception to kick off the 2014-2015 academic year! Come and mingle with your fellow APA lawyers and law students, and sign up to participate in the AEF mentoring program for the school year.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
1099 New York Ave. NW, Suite 900
[Metro Center/Gallery Place Metros]
Hosted by: Jenner & Block

Click here to RSVP

Deadline to RSVP is Friday, September 19th

Robert E. Wone Annual Clerkship & Internship Conference

Robert E. Wone Annual Clerkship & Internship Conference

October 11, 2014

AEF is pleased to be co-sponsoring the 2014 Robert E. Wone Annual Clerkship & Internship Conference!  Come and:

  • Learn about judicial clerkships and internships from judges and law clerks.
  • Meet judges from federal and state trial, administrative, and appellate courts.
  • Hear judges and law clerks describe the work of their courts and their own experiences.
  • Understand the application process and the selection criteria for clerkships and internships.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
9:00 AM to 2:40 PM
Hosted by the
Howard University School of Law
2900 Van Ness St. NW, Washington, DC 20008
Moot Court Room
Metro: Van Ness-UDC Metro Station

Complimentary breakfast and lunch provided.

RSVP BY October 4, 2014: http://bit.ly/jcic2014rsvp

For more information, click here.

2014 Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition Announced

An announcement from the NAPABA Law Foundation:

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2014 Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition Announced

The Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition is an appellate advocacy competition sponsored annually by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Law Foundation (NAPABA Law Foundation), an IRC § 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable and educational affiliate of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA). The NAPABA Law Foundation works closely with the National Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (NAPALSA) and its local affiliates at law schools across the country. The purpose of this Competition is to develop advocacy skills without regard to the merit of the petitioner’s or respondent’s cases.

The NAPABA Law Foundation awards $10,000 in scholarships for competitors that win the national rounds of the competition. Additionally, the competition qualifies as a Tier 2 competition as considered by the Blakely Advocacy Institute.

The Competition was founded in 1993 and is named in honor of the late Honorable Thomas Tang, a respected jurist who was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in 1977. Judge Tang’s decisions during his more than eighteen years on the Ninth Circuit reflected his strong commitment to civil rights for all people. Judge Tang was known for his kindness and warmth, and the leadership role he played in the Asian Pacific American legal community. Prior to his passing in 1995, Judge Tang provided tremendous support to NAPABA and its activities, including the creation of this national moot court competition.

The regional rounds of the Competition are conducted during October of each academic year throughout the country.  The winner of each regional round will automatically advance to the finals of the competition, to be held in conjunction with the annual NAPABA Convention in Scottsdale, AZ, between November 6-9, 2014.  The National Committee will also select additional high scoring teams from the regional rounds of the competition, to advance and compete during the finals of the competition.  The Committee will select a minimum of twelve (12) teams to a maximum of sixteen (16) teams to compete in the finals of the TTMCC.

REGISTER & DOWNLOAD MATERIALS TODAY

The Official Rules

The Entry Form

The Regional Rounds

The Thomas Tang Moot Court Problem

For more information contact Hemanth Digumarthi

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The NAPABA Law Foundation is a non-profit, charitable and educational affiliate of NAPABA, that is tax exempt under IRC Section 501(c)(3).

 

Upcoming Event: Career Options Panel

AEF is kicking off its new year by hosting its annual Career Options event on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The event will feature a panel discussion with attorneys working in various fields, including the government, private practice, public policy, and non-profit/public interest advocacy. The panel will be followed by breakout networking sessions with attorneys. We hope you can join us for this exciting event, and please help us spread the word!

AEF CAREER OPTIONS PANEL & NETWORKING SESSION

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
(check-in at 6:00 PM)

Arnold & Porter LLP
555 Twelfth St. NW | Washington, DC 20001
Closest Metro: Metro Center (Red, Blue, Orange)

Panelists:

  • Ada Loo, Senior Legal Counsel, Boeing
  • Ayesha Khanna, Chief Counsel to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
  • Erin Oshiro, Senior Staff Attorney, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC
  • Sujit Raman, Appellate Chief, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland
  • Michael Raschid, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP

Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served
Co-sponsored by APABA-DC and SABA-DC

Please RSVP by Friday, July 18, 2014:
http://bit.ly/1mc4Syc (Students)
or
http://bit.ly/1k2oFvx (Attorneys)

AEF Announces 2014-15 Board of Directors

The Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund (AEF) is pleased to announce its 2014-15 Board of Directors:

Lyric Chen, President
Rukku Singla, Vice President
Christopher Ma, Treasurer
Frederick Liu, Secretary
Madhuri Grewal, Webmaster
Maisa Jean Frank, Director
Pierce Haesung Han, Director
Rakesh Kilaru, Director
Christopher Siebens, Director

AEF would like to thank everyone who applied to be on the 2014-2015 AEF Board. We encourage everyone who applied to stay involved and apply again next year. We would also like to thank the outgoing Board members for their extraordinary contributions over the past two years: Jed Wulfekotte, Ruey-hsiung Richard Cheng, Michael L. Huang, and Maya D. Song.

We look forward to a great new year and are happy to welcome Rukku Singla, Christopher Ma, Frederick Liu, and Madhuri Grewal to the AEF Board family!

AEF Still Accepting Applications for the DC Legal Services and Advocacy Fellowship and the APABA-DC Bar Assistance Grant!

DETAILS:

DC Legal Services and Advocacy Fellowship for current law students

  • applications will be accepted on a rolling basis
  • Click here for more information.
  • Click here for application.

APABA-DC Bar Assistance Grant Application for 3Ls and recent graduates

  • due May 17, 2014 by 10 P.M. EDT (note revised date)
  • Click here for more information.
  • Click here for application.
AEF is no longer accepting applications for its other fellowships.

DEADLINES EXTENDED – Fellowship and Grant Applications, Writing Competition Submissions, and 2014-2016 AEF Board Applications!

AEF has extended the deadlines for submitting applications for the following-please note the revised dates below:

FOR STUDENTS:

Summer Fellowship Application for current law students

  • due May 12, 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 12, 2014 by 10 P.M. EDT
  • Click here for more information.
  • Click here for application.

APABA-DC Bar Assistance Grant Application for 3Ls and recent graduates

  • due May 12, 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.

FOR ATTORNEYS:

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 aefboard@gmail.com before 10:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.

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Questions?  Please email AEFboard@gmail.com.

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!

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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 http://bit.ly/aefvolunteer. Only 20 spots open!