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

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

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.

We are currently in the midst of planning the sessions and coordinating the logistics, but we are particularly excited about the format of this year’s conference. Our aim is to create more opportunities for attendees to engage and interact with speakers, so each session will feature small group discussions following an initial presentation. We will also have opportunities to get involved following each session.

We are also pleased to announce that we will be partnering with Fordham Law School’s APALSA and NYU School of Law’s APALSA, both of which are excited to host sessions 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.

Stay tuned for more updates!

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.