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.

More event details, including panelist information and RSVP information, are forthcoming.

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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

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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.

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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).


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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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