Welcome!

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

On the Shoulders of Giants:

New Horizons for Asian Americans in Law and Politics

Saturday, March 8, 2013
Columbia Law School
435 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10027

Keynote Speaker:
John Liu
Former New York City Comptroller

Asian Americans today in the fields of law and politics have opportunities that did not exist even five or ten years ago. From governor to cabinet member, firm partner to Federal Circuit judge, the giants that have come before us continue to break through the “bamboo” walls and ceilings that had seemed impenetrable for so long.

The mission of our third annual conference is to reflect upon and celebrate this incredible progress while continuing a dialogue about advancements on the horizon and how we as the next generation of professionals in the field can help maintain and accelerate our momentum. We are excited to bring together students, professionals, and scholars to engage on such important topics as minority identity and immigration reform. We will also hear from successful lawyers and policymakers as they share their experiences on how best to navigate a career ladder that is becoming ever taller and arguably more difficult to ascend.

We hope you will join us and help make this year’s conference even more fruitful than years past!

Amy Wang
Conference Chair

Matt Kong & Brian Yin
1L Conference Chairs

David Imamura & June Wang
APALSA Co-Presidents


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.