UC Hastings Pilipino American Law Society (PALS)

FBANC Annual Installation Dinner, April 25, 2008 by id4960993.sexyadj.website
April 23, 2008, 10:48 am
Filed under: Networking & Events

Friday, April 25, 2008, the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California (FBANC) will host its annual Installation Dinner at The Four Seas Restaurant, 731 Grant Ave (at Clay) in the heart of San Francisco’s Chinatown.

Registration and reception starts at 6:30pm. Program starts at 7:30pm.

Keynote Speaker is the Hon. Efren N. Iglesia, Monterey County Superior Court Judge.

Seeing old friends and making new ones, great food, and great entertainment will all make for a truly special evening. Dance, dance, dance! We are going to emphasize dancing this year, especially ballroom dancing!

Ticket Prices
FBANC Members: $80
Non-Members: $90
Students: $40
At the door: Prices increase by $10

Table Sponsorship
Platinum: $2500
Gold: $1500
Silver: $1000

Please send inquiries, ticket payments, sponsorships to:
Ace Climaco
268 Bush St. #2928
San Francisco, CA 94104
or via email


Hastings Race & Poverty Law Journal’s 6th Annual Symposium by id4960993.sexyadj.website
April 15, 2008, 2:42 pm
Filed under: Community Outreach
Hastings Race & Poverty Law Journal’s 6th Annual Symposium

3:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M., RECEPTION TO FOLLOW
University of California, Hastings College of the Law
200 McAllister Street
Alumni Resource Center
San Francisco, California

Featured Speakers:
Eva Paterson, President, Equal Justice Society
Lucas Guttentag, Founder of Immigrants’ Rights Project, American Civil Liberties Union
Bill Ong Hing, Founder of Immigrant Legal Resource Center; Professor, U.C. Davis
Jennifer Chacón, Professor of Immigration and Criminal Law, U.C. Davis

Panels and Confirmed Panelists Include:
In Solidarity: Deconstructing Myths, Fears, & Assumptions about Immigration
Phil Hutchings, Senior Organizer, Black Alliance for Just Immigration
Daniel Luna, Union Representative/Attorney, SEIU Local 1000
Belinda Reyes, Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California

Quality Education for All: Reform Through Collaboration
Angela Chan, Attorney, Asian Law Caucus
Renee Shank, Teacher, Washington Elementary School

Color Lines and Turf Wars: Responding to Divisions in Minority Communities
Jeff Adachi, San Francisco Public Defender
Daniel Nane Alejandrez, Director, Barrios Unidos
Anamaria Loya, Executive Director, La Raza Centro Legal
Rudy Corpuz, Founder, United Playaz

Working for Change: How Immigration is Changing the Face of Labor
Tho Do, Organizer, UNITE HERE Local 2
Sanjay Garla, East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy
Rene Saucedo, Community Empowerment Coordinator, San Francisco Day Laborer Program
Lauren Smiley, Journalist, SF Weekly

Stop, Collaborate and Organize: Combating Racial Profiling in I.C.E. Raids and Policies
Saad Ahmad, Immigration Law Practitioner
Hilari Allred, I.C.E. Liaison, American Immigration Lawyers Association
Avantika Rao, Immigration Law Coordinator, La Raza Centro Legal
Carlos Villarreal, Executive Director, National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area

MCLE Credit Available
RSVP and Questions to hrpljsymposium@gmail.com

Communities of color are too often divided by the issue of immigration. Though these communities share a strong common interest in fairness and equal opportunity, many individuals, and particularly those who struggle the most to make ends meet, are concerned about the way their economic lives are affected by increased immigration. There is a fear among many that generous immigration policies result in unfair competition for jobs, as well as for other assets such as education. For example, a recent poll found that nearly twice as many black Americans as white Americans said that they or a family member had lost a job or not gotten a job because an employer hired an immigrant worker. By contrast however, public opinion data also shows that a majority of African-American voters support immigration reform that includes enforcement and a path to citizenship. Furthermore, a closer look shows that on average, those who advocate for restricted immigration have not proven trusted allies of African-Americans and other people of color. What causes and perpetuates this divide over immigration and what can we do about it? This symposium will focus on solutions for uniting immigrants and communities of color. Recognizing that creating “us versus them” paradigms does not help anyone in the long run, this will be an opportunity to discuss proactive strategies and to build coalitions.

Schedule of Events

3-3:10 Introduction and Welcome

3:10-3:40 Opening Keynote: Bill Ong Hing

3:40-4:20 Panel:

In Solidarity: Deconstructing Myths, Fears, & Assumptions about Immigration

4:25-5:10 Panels:

Stop, Collaborate and Organize: Combating Racial Profiling in I.C.E. Raids and Policies

Color Lines and Turf Wars: Responding to Divisions in Minority Communities

5:15-5:35 Keynote Speaker: Jennifer Chacón

5:40-6:25 Panels:

Working for Change: How Immigration is Changing the Face of Labor

Quality Education for All: Reform Through Collaboration

6:30-6:50 Keynote Speaker: Lucas Guttentag

7:00-8:00 Closing Keynote: Eva Paterson

8:00 Reception


Morgan Lewis SF Bay Area 1L Diversity Reception 4/23 by id4960993.sexyadj.website
April 15, 2008, 2:11 am
Filed under: Career Opportunities


On behalf of all of the offices of Morgan Lewis, we would like to
invite you to join us for our San Francisco Bay Area 1L Diversity
Reception from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23 (see
invitation below). We hope you will take this opportunity to allow us
to introduce you to our firm and to learn more about our people,
practice groups, offices and culture. There will be representatives
on hand from several of our offices, as well as 2L’s that will be
spending this coming summer with us and 3L’s that spent their summer
with us last year and will be joining the firm this coming fall. We
also encourage you to bring your classmates along.

You can also take this opportunity to learn more about our Diversity
Fellowship Program (DFP) which we are proud to have for the second
year. The goal of the DFP is to promote diversity in the legal
profession and to attract future leaders who are committed to the
importance of diversity. The DFP awards salaried summer associate
positions and $15,000 stipends to highly qualified second-year law
students. Students may apply to work in any of our domestic offices
with Summer Associate Programs. Eligible applicants must have a
demonstrated interest in promoting diversity. If you are interested
in being a Diversity Fellow, you can download an application form at
www.morganlewis.com under Careers/Diversity at Morgan Lewis.
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Palo Alto. We hope to see you there!

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Robert T. Matsui Annual Writing Competition by id4960993.sexyadj.website
April 14, 2008, 8:13 pm
Filed under: Career Opportunities

The Robert T. Matsui Annual Writing Competition was established by AEF in 2005 to honor the late Congressman Robert T. Matsui and his many accomplishments. Through this writing competition, AEF seeks to encourage legal scholarship on issues of importance to the Asian Pacific American legal community and, more generally, the publication of law review articles on topics of relevance to racial and ethnic minorities and the law.

The competition is open to all law students nationwide in the United States and, in future years, may be expanded to include attorneys as well. Submissions for the 2008 competition must be received by June 1, 2008, and the winner will be announced by September 1, 2008. Submissions must be original works and not previously published. The winner of the 2008 competition will receive a monetary award of fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500), and the winning entry will be published by the Asian Pacific American Law Journal, at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.

A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and the Hastings College of the Law, Congressman Matsui was first elected to the United States Congress in 1978 from Sacramento, California. He won re-election to Congress 13 times. Congressman Matsui was a strong supporter of AEF, serving as the keynote speaker for the Annual Benefit Dinner in 1997 and again in 2003.

A number of prominent scholars, practitioners and jurists nationwide have agreed to serve on the competition’s Board of Advisers, including Justice Ming W. Chin of the Supreme Court of California; U.S. Attorney Debra W. Yang of the Central District of California, who keynoted the 2005 Annual Benefit Dinner; Georgetown Law Professor and former Assistant U.S. Attorney General Viet D. Dinh; Vincent A. Eng, Deputy Driector of the Asian American Justice Center and an adjunct law professor at American University, Washington Colleg of Law; UCLA Law Professor Jerry Kang; Paul Igasaki, former Vice-Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; and Michael P. Chu and John C. Yang, past presidents of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.

To apply, please click here to download a 2008 competition application. For more information about the competition, please click here. For information about the 2007 winner, please click here.