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

“Foreign” Americans: Asian America and Race

Panelists that will help us in this exploration include Glenn D. Magpanta, the Executive Director of the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance; Anita Wu, Interim Supervising Attorney at Legal Services NYC; David Lat, founder and managing editor of Above the Law; Richard Young, partner at Partner at Young & Ma LLP; June Dipchand, partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; and Joon Kim, deputy U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

Saturday, February 11, 207
Columbia Law School
435 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10027

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Our 6th annual conference will look at what has been a difficult and conflicted year for Asian Americans. From the Peter Liang trial last spring to Michael Luo’s open letter in the New York Times just a few months ago, it has been difficult for many Asian Americans to locate themselves in the racial dialogue in the United States. Asian Americans have often been accused of being on “the wrong side.” But it is unclear if what is being suggested is that Asian Americans are on the wrong side of the racial/political divide or if Asian Americans are on the wrong side of the Pacific. Issues of race have historically and continue to impact Asian Americans in unique ways and at this conference, we seek to take a deeper look at what race means for Asian Americans today and the various ways that law, society, and race intersect with the Asian American experience.

We have a wonderful Conference in store for you and are thrilled to bring together such an impressive set of professionals and students. We look forward to seeing you there.

Shengxi Li & Dielai Yang
Conference Co-Chairs

Tiffany Young & Kevin Zhen
1L Conference Co-Chairs

Christine Chen & Gahee Lee
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; please see the Schedule page for details on which panels are CLE credit-eligible.