Announcements

AEF Career Options Event: July 22nd

AEF is excited to announce our annual Career Options event (and our kickoff event for the 2015-16 year!). The panel discussion will feature 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 the panelists and other attorneys from different fields of law.

We hope you can join us as we kick off our year with this exciting event, and please help us spread the word!

AEF Career Options Event

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
6:30-8:30 pm
Check in begins at 6:00 pm

Arnold & Porter LLP
555 12th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
Closest Metro Station: Metro Center (Red, Blue, Orange, Silver)

Confirmed Panelists

Erin Oshiro, Senior Staff Attorney, Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Sujit Raman, Appellate Chief, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Maryland

 Michael Raschid, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP

(Additional panelists are still being confirmed.)

 

Please RSVP by Tuesday, July 14th:

Students RSVP here: http://goo.gl/forms/ojlF7MWL6R
Attorneys RSVP here: http://goo.gl/forms/3cw2HIcmCw

Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Co-Sponsored by APABA-DC and SABA-DC.

AEF announces its 2015-16 Board of Directors

The Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund (AEF) is pleased to announce its 2015-16 Board of Directors:

Rukku Singla, President

Leah Kang, Vice President

Sanjiv Laud, Treasurer

Joy Yunji Lee, Secretary

Ben Cheng, Communications Director

Madhuri Grewal, Director

Fred Liu, Director

Chris Ma, Director

Candice Wong, Director

AEF would like to thank everyone who applied to be on the 2015-2016 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: Lyric Chen, Maisa Jean Frank, Pierce Haesung Han, Rakesh Kilaru, and Christopher Siebens.

We are delighted to welcome Leah, Sanjiv, Joy, Ben, and Candice to the AEF Board family!

AEF Announces Winners of 2015 Fellowships and Grants

Since 1993, AEF has awarded over $200,000 in fellowships and grants to law students pursuing public interest work that impacts the Washington, DC-area and APA community.  We applaud and congratulate these students for their efforts and service.  This year’s recipients (and respective organizations) are:

Robert E. Wone Fellowship
Charlotte Tsui, American University, Washington College of Law
Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach, San Francisco, California

AEF Fellowships
Teri Chung, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth School of Law
Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Washington, D.C.

Kamille Go, American University, Washington College of Law
The New York Legal Aid Society, New York, New York

Rasmeet Singh, University of Michigan Law School
American Civil Liberties Union, Washington, D.C.

D.C. Legal Services & Advocacy Fellowship
Huyen Le, American University, Washington College of Law
Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center, Washington, D.C.

Shiyu Wang, The George Washington University Law School
Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center, Washington, D.C.

APABA-DC Bar Assistance Grant
Aditi Kumar, American University, Washington College of Law

Deadline Extended: Join the AEF Board!

AEF Board Applications for 2015-17 Now Open!

Calling all attorneys: AEF is now accepting applications to serve on the AEF Board for 2015-2017.  The application form is available here.

Applicants must email their completed application form, along with their Statement of Interest and resume, to aefboard@gmail.com before 10:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 (please note the extended deadline). 

Volunteer with AEF and APABA-DC at So Others Might Eat (S.O.M.E.)

Please join AEF and ABABA-DC for our annual volunteering event to serve our city’s homeless and those in need
 
Annual Volunteer Event at So Others May Eat (S.O.M.E.)
Saturday, July 11, from 10:30 am to 1:15 pm 
71 O Street NW, Washington DC 20001
Space is limited, RSVP today here
 
Please note the dress code for health and safety: http://some.org/volunteer-dress-code/
More information about dining room volunteering is available at http://some.org/dining-room/

AEF 2015 Mentorship Wrap Up

Come celebrate another year of mentorship with AEF! We hope mentor and mentee pairs can join us we announce the winners of this year’s Mentor and Mentee of the Year Awards!

Fill out our mentorship survey and nominate your mentor or mentee to be this year’s award winner here.

AEF 2015 Mentorship Wrap-Up
Wednesday April 15, 2015
Jenner & Block LLP
1099 New York Ave NW Suite 900
6-8pm
Drinks & light appetizers will be served

Please RSVP by Monday April 13th here.

AEF is accepting applications for 2015 fellowships, grants & the Matsui Writing Competition

Fellowships & Grants

AEF is accepting applications for 2015 fellowships and grants.  Applications are available at http://www.aefdc.com/fellowships.  See below for more information about each fellowship and grant.

The Robert E. Wone Fellowship

Created in 2007, the Wone Fellowship is awarded to the applicant who most embodies what Robert E. Wone sought to be as a lawyer—a trusted member of the community, making a difference in public policies and seeing his efforts improve the circumstances of those around him.  The winner will receive a stipend of $5,000 toward a summer devoted to working for a public interest organization that benefits either the metropolitan Washington, D.C. community-at-large or the Asian Pacific American community.  The deadline to apply is May 1, 2015.

AEF Fellowships

AEF will be awarding several deserving applicants AEF Fellowships.  Each AEF Fellow will receive a stipend of $3,500 toward a summer devoted to working for a public interest organization that benefits either the metropolitan Washington, D.C. community-at-large or the Asian Pacific American community.  The deadline to apply is May 1, 2015.

D.C. Legal Services and Advocacy Fellowship (for law students interning with APALRC)

AEF will be awarding the D.C. Legal Services & Advocacy Fellowship exclusively to students who have secured an internship with the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center.  Each fellow is awarded $5,000 and the opportunity to be mentored by attorneys affiliated with AEF.  The deadline to apply is May 1, 2015.

The APABA-DC Bar Assistance Grant

Created in 2009, the APABA-DC Bar Assistance Grant provides financial assistance to those who will be preparing to take the summer bar exam prior to embarking on a legal career at a public interest organization that benefits either the Asian Pacific American community or the metropolitan Washington, DC community-at-large.  The Grant consists of a $1,500 gift certificate to be used toward tuition for a   course in any jurisdiction, made possible through the generous donation of   Bar Review.  The deadline to apply is May 1, 2015.

2015 Matsui Writing Competition

The Robert T. Matsui Annual Writing Competition was established by AEF in 2005 to honor the late Congressman Robert T. Matsui and his many accomplishments. Through this writing competition, AEF seeks to encourage legal scholarship on issues of importance to the Asian Pacific American legal community and, more generally, the publication of law review articles on topics of relevance to racial and ethnic minorities and the law.

The winner of the 2015 competition will receive a monetary award of fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500), and the winning entry will be published by the Asian Pacific American Law Journal (APALJ), at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law subject to the journal’s standard editorial process and copyright policy.

The competition is open to all law students nationwide in the United States and, in future years, may be expanded to include attorneys as well.  Submissions for the 2015 competition must be received by June 1, 2015.  More information and how to apply may be found at http://www.aefdc.com/matsui-writing-competition/.

AEF Hoops: 5th Annual Tournament!

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

AEF HOOPS V

Saturday, February 28, 2015

9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  (First games tip off at 9:30)

Georgetown University Law Center Sport & Fitness Center

Organize a team for AEF’s fifth 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 is now closed.  We look forward to seeing all the teams (and their fans) on the 28th.

REGISTERED TEAMS: Please remember to submit your payment here.

AEF’s 22nd Annual Benefit Dinner: March 25, 2015

AEF Cordially Invites You To Our

22nd Annual Benefit Dinner

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

6 pm

Pavilion | Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW | Washington DC | 20004
For more information and sponsorship opportunities,
please see our formal invitation here
We hope to see you there!

 

AEF Event: Jan. 22nd — Resume Review & Recruiting

RESUME REVIEW AND RECRUITING PANEL

Want to improve your resume and job searching skills?  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.  Following the panel discussion, the legal recruiters will personally review your resume.  Be sure to bring a copy of your resume to have it reviewed!
 
Panelists include:
Edward Lee, Founding Principal, Whitehaven Strategies LLC
 Deborah Tang, Managing Director, Major, Lindsey & Africa
Deana Willis, Assistant Director, Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management, U.S. Department of Justice
 
Thursday, January 22, 2015
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 20http://goo.gl/forms/poUmPy39cw