Summer Internship Opportunities at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for The District of Columbia

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for The District of Columbia is seeking applications for its summer 2015 internship program.  If you are a law school or college student with a 3.0 GPA, send a cover letter, a resume, and a school transcript to:


Denise M. Clark
Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney for Operations and Management
ATTN: Ashley Patterson, Internship Coordinator
United States Attorney’s Office
Judiciary Center Building
555 Fourth Street, N.W.
5th floor
Washington, D.C. 20530
(202) 252-6610

Deadline for applications is: Wednesday, December 31st
For further details about the internship program, please visit:



PAR Presents: Career Management – A Lifelong Process (Dec. 3, 2014)

APABA-DC’s Practicing Attorneys Resource Committee (PAR) invites you to a special two-part event, Career Management – A Lifelong Process. Generously hosted by Pepper Hamilton, we will begin our program for the evening with a presentation on career management by Sandra Buteau, President of L2T Global Consulting, and a former career advisor and personal coach at American University Washington College of Law and Georgetown University Law Center.

The presentation will be followed by a moderated Q&A with three prominent attorneys who have successfully navigated the law firm, government and in-house legal sectors, including:

  • Willard Tom, partner in Morgan Lewis’s Antitrust Practice and former General Counsel of the Federal Trade Commission
  • Goutam Patnaik, partner and co-chair of Pepper Hamilton’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee
  • Atul Saran, senior vice-president and general counsel at MacroGenics, Inc.

Career Management: A Lifelong Process

When: Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Where: Pepper Hamilton, 600 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20005

Closest Metro: Metro Center

 Please RSVP by Dec. 2nd at this link

If you have any questions, please contact Sue Bai or Dong Hong at We look forward to seeing everyone there!

AEF’s 8th Annual Speed Networking Reception

Speed Networking Reception: Nov. 13, 2014

AEF’s 8th Annual Speed Networking Reception will take place at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP on November 13, 2014.  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 2014-15 AEF Mentorship Challenge will be in attendance!

Thursday, November 13, 2014
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hosted by Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
901 New York Ave. NW
Metro: Metro Center/Gallery Place

Dinner and refreshments will be provided

RSVP here

AEF 2014-15 Mentorship Challenge: Deadline Extended!

Thank you for your interest in the AEF 2014-15 Mentorship Challenge!

The goal of the Mentorship Challenge is to develop lasting and rewarding personal and professional relationships between area attorneys and law students. Each law student who wishes to participate will be paired with a mentor. Together, the mentor and mentee will work to advance the mentee’s career goals and develop the mentee’s professional network, while having fun! Every month, mentor-mentee pairs will be entered in a raffle for completing that month’s mentoring activity – we have many suggestions on our website and in the attached worksheet, but feel free to get creative and think of ways to maximize your mentoring relationship!

Mentors (attorneys): Sign up here

Mentees (law students) can sign up here

The deadline to register has been extended to October 15, 2014

For more, please review the 2014-15 AEF Mentorship Challenge document or contact the AEF Mentorship Committee at

Robert E. Wone Annual Clerkship & Internship Conference: Deadline Extended!

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 7, 2014:

For more sponsors and more information, click here.  If you have registered for the conference, you can view the full agenda.

Beyond Fall Recruiting: RSVP by 10/3

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. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
6:30-8 pm
George Washington University
Jacob Burns Law Library
Tasher Great Room, located on the First Floor
716 20th Street NW


Helen Lee, Associate, Global Banking Group, Paul Hastings LLP
Michael Wu, Associate, Dechert LLP
Nguyen Vu, Counsel, Litigation, Consumer & Marketing Practices, Sprint Corp.
Ruey-hsiung Richard Cheng, Attorney-Advisor, Office of Appellate Operations, Social Security Administration
Dorothy Huang, Staff Attorney, Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center

RSVP by October 3rd:

Light hors d’oeuvres will be served.  

Hosted by George Washington University Law School.

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

2014 Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition Announced

An announcement from the NAPABA Law Foundation:


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.


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!


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)


  • 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: (Students)
or (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!