UC Hastings Pilipino American Law Society (PALS)

Congratulations PALS Class of 2017 by uchastingspals
May 30, 2017, 7:29 pm
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Congratulations to our PALS in UC Hastings’ Graduating Class of 2017!

Our Graduates:
Michelle Geronimo
Ashley Rippolone
Chris Gueco
Fredacille Greenia
Adam Truong
Christian Urbano

PALS was honored to have two founding members of the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California (“FBANC”) speak at Pil-Grad 2017. Eleanor Nisperos was California’s first Filipina-American attorney and the first president of FBANC. The Honorable Ronald Quidichay currently serves as a judge at the San Francisco Superior Court and was the first Filipino-American judge appointed in Northern California.


Pictured from left to right: Chris Gueco, Fredacille Greenia, Eleanor Nisperos, Hon. Ronald Quidichay, Ashley Rippolone, and Michello Geronimo.


Pictured from left to right: Fredacille Greenia, Michelle Geronimo, Chris Gueco, Ashley Rippolone; Former PALS graduates: Jerel Agatep, Nalani Crisologo, Jorgio Castro, and Nelson Lam.

West Coast Pinay Powerhouse Conference by uchastingspals
March 15, 2017, 11:45 pm
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PALS was honored to attend the first ever West Coast Pinay Powerhouse Conference on March 3rd-5th, 2017, organized by the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California (FBANC).


From Left to Right: Jency Butler (Hastings ’16, PALS Treasurer ’14-’15), Liz Medrano (President), Michelle Geronimo (PALS President ’15-’16)


Join Us for UC Hastings’ 9TH Annual Culture Night! by uchastingspals
March 15, 2017, 11:35 pm
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We’d love to see you on Thursday March 23, 2017 from 5-7 pm in the LBM for the 9th Annual Culture Night!  Join us as we celebrate the great diversity we have here at UC Hastings!  PALS is co-hosting this event with the Armenian Law Students Association (ALSA), the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA), the Iranian Law Students Association (ILSA), the Korean-American Law Students Association (KALSA), La Raza, the South Asian Law Student Association (SALSA), and the Vietnamese American Law Society (VALS).  There will be lots of different food and drinks, music, and performances! 17203162_10154839931001187_6569496324337076764_n.jpg

PALS Exec. Board Bonding – 2017! by uchastingspals
March 15, 2017, 11:30 pm
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PALS Bonding at Emperor Norton’s!   Happy to have 1Ls, 2Ls, AND 3Ls there to hang out!

K.AP.P.S Presents: Bay Area Diversity Reception by uchastingspals
March 15, 2017, 11:24 pm
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On November 17th, 2016, K.AP.P.S. (a collaboration of KALSA‎, ‎APALSA‎, ‎PALS‎, ‎and SALSA) hosted the Bay Area Diversity Reception at UC Hastings.  K.AP.P.S was excited to host a panel of attorneys from around the Bay Area to discuss the diverse individual’s evolving identity within the workplace, learn about different legal practice areas, and connect with law students (UCH, GGU, SCU, UCB, & USF).  Panelists included: Eddie Ahn (Executive Director for Brightline Defense Project), Zarah Billio (Executive Director of the Council on American Islamic Relations – CAIR), Hogene Choi (Partner at Baker Botts, LLP), Kelly Matayoshi (Associate at Farella Braun and Martel), Janice Yoon (Director, Legal, and Corporate Counsel: Exponential Interactive), and former PALS President, Nelson Lam (Associate at DLA Piper).

From Left to Right: Stanley Han (KALSA President), Do Park (External VP, KALSA), Liz Medrano (PALS President), Asha Vora (SALSA President), Hogene Choi (Panelist, Partner at Baker Botts LLP), Janice Yoon (Panelist, Director, Legal, and Corporate Counsel, Exponential Interactive), Mitchell Song & Michelle Pang (Co-Presidents of APALSA)

UC Hastings loves LUMPIA! by uchastingspals
March 15, 2017, 11:13 pm
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PALS hosted its annual and very popular Lumpia Sale on October 24-25.



Left to Right: 1L Reps Alex Padua, Andrew Angeles, Addie Subido


PALS at the FBANC Panel “How to Become a Law Firm Partner” by uchastingspals
March 15, 2017, 9:05 pm
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Hastings PALS enjoyed the opportunity to attend the FBANC Panel “How to Become a Law Firm Partner.”  Pictured here from Left to Right: Michelle Geronimo (2015-2016 PALS President), Liz Medrano (Current President), Alex Padua (1L Rep), and Cyrian Tabuena (one of the founding members of FBANC and a Hastings Alum ’82).