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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).

 

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Fall 2014 Newsletter Now Available!

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

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NOW ACCEPTING AEF Board Applications for 2013-2015

AEF is now accepting applications to serve on the AEF Board for 2013-2015.  The application form 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 Saturday, May 4, 2013.

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THANK YOU to All Who Supported AEF’s 20th Anniversary Benefit Dinner!

Thank you to all who helped make AEF’s 20th Anniversary Benefit Dinner such a resounding success!  We could not have done it without our sponsors, donors, speakers, and volunteers. We appreciate your support of AEF’s programs as well as its fellowships and grants for students pursuing public interest career opportunities.

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Seeking Law Student Volunteers for the 2012 NAPABA Convention

A message from the 2012 NAPABA Convention Volunteers Committee:

We are writing to tell you about an exciting opportunity to volunteer at this year’s 2012 National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Convention at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC from November 15-18, 2012.  The NAPABA Convention is one of the largest events of its kind in the country, bringing together Asian Pacific American judges, attorneys, government officials, legal scholars, and law students.  Every year, the Host Committee relies on the help of student volunteers to ensure the success of the Convention.  We hope that you or someone you know will be interested in volunteering at this year’s 2012 NAPABA Convention in DC.  NAPABA will provide complimentary Convention registration to law student volunteers, but space is limited and we may not be able to accommodate every request to volunteer.   

Volunteers will assist with: registration, set-up, break-out panels, checking in attendees for CLE credit, receptions, VIPs, and hosting the Saturday evening gala dinner, among other activities.  For those of you who are or will be in Washington, DC immediately prior to the official start of the Convention, we will also need volunteer assistance on November 13 and 14.    

The deadline to apply to be a volunteer is Friday, September 21.  Priority may be given to those who apply early. Please note that filling out the application form below does NOT guarantee a spot on the volunteer team.  Selections of volunteers will be made by the Volunteers Committee Co-Chairs and formally confirmed by email to each volunteer as soon as possible after the September 21 deadline.  

Confirmed volunteers will be asked to provide their credit card information to the Committee in exchange for a promotion code to input into the online Convention registration form.  The promotion code will enable confirmed volunteers to register online for the Convention without being charged the registration fee.  Volunteers who do not provide at least 8 hours of volunteer service at the Convention will be charged the registration fee (at the $150 discounted member rate for law students) using the credit card information provided to the Committee.  Confirmed law student volunteers who may have registered and paid the registration fee before applying for this volunteer opportunity will be reimbursed for their registration fee after the Convention and upon verification that they provided at least 8 hours of volunteer service.   

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the form at:  http://bit.ly/LawStudentVolunteers. Also, please see the attached FAQs for more information.  Please feel free to forward this to any other law students that you think would be interested in volunteering or to other Asian Pacific American law student or bar associations.  If you have any questions, we can be reached at: 2012napabavolunteers@gmail.com.  Please visit www.napaba.org for more information about this year’s Convention. 

We look forward to hearing back from you.  

Best Regards,

Joanne Chan, Ben Huh, Kelu Sullivan, and Carol Wong

The 2012 NAPABA Convention Volunteers Committee Co-Chairs

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2012 3rd Annual CAPAL Career Fair

On Friday, July 13, 2012, CAPAL is hosting their third annual Asian American & Pacific Islander Career Fair from 11 AM to 2 PM at the Johns Hopkins (SAIS) Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036.  The CAPAL Third Annual Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Career Fair will be a unique opportunity to match students, interns, recent graduates and working professional with top employers in the Washington, DC area.  This career fair is free and open to the public.  A broad range of federal government agencies, non-profits, and private sector employers will be in attendance.

For more information and to RSVP, please visit www.capal.org/careerfair

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AEF Announces 2012-2013 Board of Directors

The Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund (AEF) is pleased to announce its 2012-2013 Board of Directors:

Joanne H. Chan, President
Jed Wulfekotte, Vice President
Ruey-hsiung Richard Cheng, Treasurer
Michael L. Huang, Secretary
Benjamin Huh, Director
Shiwali Patel, Director
Maya D. Song, Director
Ashutosh Upreti, Director
Andrew Wone, Director

AEF would like to thank everyone that applied to be on the 2012-2013 AEF Board and to encourage everyone that applied to stay involved and apply again next year. We would like to thank the outgoing Board members for their extraordinary contributions over the past two years: Nguyen Vu, Phil Olaya, Jeffrey Sun, and Carol Wong.

We look forward to a great new year and are happy to welcome Jed, Richard, Maya, and Michael to the AEF Board family.

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AEF announces recipients of 2012 AEF Fellowships and Grants

Since 1993, AEF has awarded over $200,000 in fellowships. We applaud and congratulate these students for their efforts and service. This year’s recipients of the public interest fellowships and grants are:

Robert E. Wone Fellowship
Virak Anthony Thach, University of Washington School of Law
Asian American Justice Center, Washington, D.C.

AEF Fellowships
Hye Lim Kim, American University Washington College of Law
Asian American Justice Center, Washington, D.C.

Soojin Kim, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
Superior Court of the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C.

Joseph Koe, William Mitchell College of Law
Asian American Justice Center, Washington, D.C.

AEF Bar Assistance Grant (BAG)

Leah Jeehae Kang, Harvard Law School
Advancement Project, Washington, D.C.

Eunice Chung, George Mason University School of Law
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Chicago, IL

For more information, please see our official press release

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Fellowship, BAG, Matsui Writing Competition, and Board Applications Now Available!

1) Summer Fellowship Application for Law Students, Due May 1, 2012 by 10PM EDT.

2) AEF Bar Assistance Grant Application for 3Ls and recent graduates, Due May 1, 2012 by 10 PM EDT.

3) Matsui Writing Competition Application for all law students and recent graduates, Due June 1, 2012 by 6PM EDT.

3) AEF Board of Directors Application for Attorneys, Due May 5, 2012 by 10PM EDT.

Thanks for Supporting the 2012 AEF Annual Dinner! It was a resounding success and we were able to raise a significant amount of money to help support and improve our programs.

Please send questions to AEFboard@gmail.com.

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AEF Volunteer Event – Jan. 21, 2012 @ CAFB or SOME

AEF invites law students and attorneys to join AEF and volunteer at the Capital Area Food Bank or SOME (So Others Might Eat) on Saturday, January 21, 2012.

Capital Area Food Bank is located at 645 Taylor Street NE, Washington, DC 20017 (near the Brookland/CUA Metro Station).  The event will be from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

S.O.M.E. (So Others Might Eat) is located at 71 O Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 (near the New York Avenue Metro Station).  The event will be from 10:45 am to 1:30 pm.

Space is limited!  Please register by January 14, 2012.

Please RSVP here.

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