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Welcome!

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

and

Endnote Speaker Eric Salcedo

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

Register Now!

UPDATE: See below for a great way to get involved and support victims and survivors of domestic violence.

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 to establish a foundation upon which our communities have been built. As a result, we now 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 for ourselves and future generations.

The mission of our fourth annual conference is to challenge and inspire all of us to get involved and channel our 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 on the East Coast) 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

Update – Donate used phones & accessories to benefit victims and survivors of domestic violence!

Part of the theme of this year’s APALSA conference is to find ways to get involved in issues that especially impact the APA community. One such issue is the prevalence of domestic violence, especially among immigrant communities. To help address this issue, in the lead up to the conference, APALSA and DVP are partnering with Hopeline, a project of Verizon, to collect used phones, batteries, chargers, and accessories in any condition from any service provider to benefit victims and survivors of domestic violence.

Cellphones given to HopeLine are refurbished and donated, complete with wireless service and other features, to local domestic violence shelters and non-profit organizations and agencies for use by victims and survivors.  These phones serve as a vital link to emergency and support services in times of crisis and help keep a private and safe line of communication to family, friends and employers.

We’ll be tabling from 11:30 – 1:30pm all next week, 2/23 – 2/27, as well as at the APALSA conference. We will also be distributing awareness bracelets for a suggested donation of $2 that we will use to purchase phones for Hopeline.

So please bring your used phones and accessories, and ask your friends and families if they have any to donate as well!

And don’t forget to register for the conference!


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.