Asian Pacific American Law Students Association News

APALSA Book Drive for School Children in Cebu, Philippines from Nov. 1-Nov. 30

APALSA Mug Sale

The Asian Pacific American Law Student Association is having a Louisville Law mug sale this week! Mugs are $9 each, or 3 for $24. Please bring cash or check to the law school lobby at the following time to purchase your mugs.

  • Monday, Nov 7th, 2011:        11:40 a.m -1:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov 8th, 2011:        10:15 am - 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov 9th, 2011:    2:15 a.m. - 3:50 p.m
  • Thursday, Nov 10th, 2011:     10:15 a.m  - 1:00 p.m

AAPALSA Officer Election Meeting

AAPALSA is holding its Officer Election Meeting on Wednesday April 13 at 12:15pm in the APALSA Office, Room 082.

NAPABA: Emerging Immigration Issues in Employment Discrimination: Sex Trafficking to Sweatshops

Emerging Immigration Issues in Employment Discrimination: Sex Trafficking to Sweatshops

 

Description:

The panel discussed emerging immigration issues in the content of employment discrimination, including human and sex trafficking within the nation and regional scope. An attorney from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission discussed the Commission’s past and current efforts to combat human trafficking. The panel also provided a legal a legal update on case law regarding immigration rights under the employment discrimination laws.

 

An additional power point presentation of the panel will be posted shortly. Thanks for your patience.

 

Moderator:

Connie Liem of U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Panelist: 

Angela Morrison of U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission

Leicia Saucedo of Law University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 

 

Source: NAPABA 2007 Convention Panel

NAPALSA: Judicial Perspectives: Opportunities in Clerkships, Externships, and other Judicary Work

NAPALSA: Judicial Perspectives: Opportunities in Clerkships, Externships, and other Judicary Work

 

Description:

This panel, comprised of judges and clerks, provided a unique angle on applying for a judiciary career. The speakers for this panel are all deeply involved in public interest work through their roles as judges and other important judiciary positions. The judges explained what the day to day activites of clerks were for Municipal and Criminal Courts.

 

If anyone is interested in obtaining a clerkship in Los Angeles County, please contact Lily at lkchan03@louisville.edu for information distributed at the panel.

Moderator:

Julie Oh of Southeast Regional Director, NAPALSA

Speakers:

will be updated soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: NAPABA 2007 Convention Panel

NAPALSA: Affirmative Action and Diversity in Law School Admissions

NAPALSA: Affirmative Action and Diversity in Law School Admissions

 

 

Description:

It was a lively discussion between law professors, activists, and attorneys about diversity and access to education in higher education. The panel discussed the changing landscape of admissions in higher education and the effects of legislation like Michigan’s Civil Rights Initiative of California’s 209 on students of color. They covered what other states are following or objecting to the colorblind movement.

Moderator:

Steven Nguyen of Southwest Regional Director, NAPALSA

Speakers:

Angelo Ancheta of Santa Clara University School of Law

Karin Wang of Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC)

Khin Mai Aung of Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF)

Craig L. Jackson of Thurgood Marshall School of Law

 

 

Source: NAPABA 2007 Convention Panel

After Virginia Tech: Preventing Backlash Against Asian Americans, Handling Public Relations and Media Crises, and Protecting Civ

After Virginia Tech: Preventing Backlash Against Asian Americans, Handling Public Relations and Media Crises, and Protecting Civil Liberties

 

Description:

On April 16, 2007, Korean American student Cho Seung –Hul went on shooting rampage on the Virginia Tech campus, killing 33 people, and wounding many more before killing himself. The tragic incident received national as well as international media coverage, and has sparked real concerns about potential backlash towards the Korean, Korean American and broader Asian American communities. The panel addressed whether as lawyers and community leaders are prepared to respond to public relations and media crises in effective and timely manner, both to ensure that the right message is conveyed when the limelight is focused on the Asian American community, and to protect civil liberties and prevent violent backlash against innocent Americans. They discussed the changes since the death of Vincent Chin 25 years ago. The panel also covered what we have learned from the tragedy, and shared their experience surrounding Virginia Tech.

 

Moderation:

Debra Wong Yang of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Panelist:

Gie Kim of McKenzie & Kim, PLC

Dr. Larry Hajime Shinagawa of University of Maryland

Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr. of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Stewart Kwoh of Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California

 

 

 

 

Source: NAPABA 2007 Convention Panel

International Arbitration and Mediation: The Insider’s View

The Panelists

Robert Davison of JAMS (far right), Cedric Chao of Morrison & Forester LLP (middle), Yu Jianlong of China International Economic and Trade and the Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) (second to far right), Joseph Wu of USAsia Law, APC (far right).

 

Companies doing business abroad routinely insert a mandatory arbitration clause to resolve all disputes. But international arbitration is very different from U.S. litigation in most respect, e.g., discovery, presentation of evidence, the rules governing the tribunal’s deliberations. This panel explored the corporate client’s paramount concerns, the arbitrator’s view on effective and ineffective advocacy, the emergency of international mediation, and the outside lawyer’s tips on winning strategies.

 

Moderator: Cedric Chao of Morrison & Forester LLP

 

Panelists:

Yu Jianlong of China International Economic and Trade and the Arbitration Commission (CIETAC)

Robert Davidson of JAMS

Joseph Wu of USAsia Law, APC

 

Location:

Las Vegas, Nevada at the NAPABA/NAPALSA 2007 Conference


We have a booklet on successful resolutions in international arbitration. Email me if you would like to see the booklet, the panelists' biographies or their contact information.

 

Rattanaphone Mekmaysy

NAPALSA President

r0mekm01@louisville.edu

APALSA Student Directory

APALSA members,

I am creating a national online APALSA Student information directory. This will be a tool for APALSA members across the country to network and communicate with one another. If you would like to be included in the directory, email me your:

Name, School, Official APALSA Title (if applicable), email, phone number, address and a photo of yourself to rattanaphone@mekmaysy.com.

Regards,
Rattanaphone Mekmaysy
APALSA President-- Brandeis

NAPABA / NAPALSA 2007: Vegas Convention

Poker Night


 

From left to right:  Viet Tran (President-APALSA UARK; NAPALSA Southwest Regional Director), Lily Chan (Vice-President- APALSA UofL), Jonathan Kwan (Secretary-APALSA UARK). 

From left to right: Darrel Woo (Senior Attorney at the California Department of Insurance; member of the Sacramento City Planning Commission; President of the Asian Bar Association of Sacramento) and Rattanaphone Mekmaysy (President- APALSA UofL).

 

Speech Given By Darrel Woo:

"The first annual NAPABA Texas Hold Em' Poker Tournament was held last
night, with 36 eager contestants. The net proceeds from this Tournament
go to the NAPABA Law Foundation Scholarship fund. For three hours the
three dozen fiercely battled, eliminating one after another, until there
were only three.

As their prize, all three receive free registration for next year's
NAPABA convention. The third place winner is David Chu, of the Minority
Corporate Counsel Association.

The second place winner is a law student herself, Rattanaphone Mekmaysy,
from the Brandeis School of Law. Truly one of tomorrow's future
leaders!

And first place, with the attendant bragging rights and an engraved
David Yurman onyx and silver tournament bracelet is Frank Lin, of
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp.

Thank you to my tournament committee co-chair Gary Yoshimura and all of
the players, you are all winners to the NAPABA Law Foundation."