Columbia Law School’s Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) is proud to present:

Ramen Soup for the Soul:

Inspiration for Asian Pacific Americans in Law & Politics

Featuring Keynote Speaker The Honorable Judge Pamela K. Chen


Endnote Speaker Eric Salcedo

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Columbia Law School
435 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10027

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Asian Pacific Americans today in the fields of law and politics have unparalleled opportunities that continue to expand with each successive year and generation of leaders. These opportunities did not come easily, and the giants who came before us struggled mightily to establish a foundation upon which our communities have been built. As a result, we have both the privilege and responsibility to ensure that we do not remain complacent, but rather use our collective talents and skills to work towards improving our society, not just for ourselves, but for future generations, whether Asian Pacific American or otherwise.

The mission of our fourth annual conference is to challenge and inspire all of us to get involved and channel our considerable energies towards this goal. Our hope is that by bringing together speakers and attendees, we will be able to equip and empower the Asian Pacific American community by sharing information about important issues facing our community and providing opportunities to work on those issues.

Each session will present opportunities for students and other participants to engage in small group discussion with others on the topic, with session speakers joining in these conversations. In addition, there will be opportunities for students to get engaged and learn more following each session.

We are also pleased to announce that we will be partnering with Fordham Law School’s APALSA, which is particularly excited to host a session on Entrepreneurship at the conference. Similarly, we will be partnering with Columbia’s South Asian Law Student Association (SALSA) and Society for Korean Legal Studies (SKLS) to host sessions as well.

Finally, the Asian American Legal Defense Fund (AALDEF)’s RAISE (Revolutionizing Asian American Immigrant Stories) will be presenting a workshop on Asian American identity in which all conference attendees will be able to participate.

We have put a lot of work into our conference, and we are excited to see it in action. So be sure to register now, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Debbie Jang & Brian Yin

Conference Co-Chairs

James N. Teng, Austin Rho Uhm, & Qingzhen Zhu
1L Conference Co-Chairs

Mindy Lin & Kevin Wang
APALSA Co-Chairs

The Asian American Bar Association of New York is certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider. The CLE programs in this conference have been approved in accordance with the requirements of the CLE Board for the credits indicated. Financial aid is available for eligible CLE participants; please write to cle@aabany.org for an application.