UC Hastings Pilipino American Law Society (PALS)


Law School Free for UC Irvine’s Entering 2009 Class by Paul Rivera
October 28, 2008, 5:23 pm
Filed under: News

By Debra Cassens Weiss

Students who enroll at the University of California’s new law school in Irvine next fall will get their legal education for free.

The law school is giving full tuition scholarships worth about $100,000 to its first 2009 class of about 60 students, the National Law Journal reports.

Charles Cannon, assistant dean of development and external affairs at the law school, told the publication UC Irvine hopes to attract high-quality students with the offer. The free tuition is expected to cost the school about $6 million, he said.

The school is seeking donations to cover the scholarships and has so far raised about a third of the money.

The story also reports that the law school had originally called itself the Donald Bren School of Law in honor of a $20 million donor, but the school is dropping the name. It will be called the University of California, Irvine, a name that is parallel to other UC schools.

[via ABA Journal]

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Trick or Vote! Filipinos for Obama Reno Mobilization 10/31 – 11/2 by Paul Rivera
October 28, 2008, 5:21 pm
Filed under: Community Outreach

Trick or Vote!
Filipinos for Obama Reno Mobilization 10/31 – 11/2

Join the Filipinos for Obama Leadership Team and volunteers for the massive Trick or Vote Weekend in Reno, Nevada.  We’ve come a long way in electing the next President of the United States.  If Senator Obama doesn’t win, we’ll really have something to be scared about.

It’s time for that final push to turn this election. The number of Filipinos registered to vote in Nevada is enough to win the state!  Be a part of the change that we all talk about!

We’ll be talking to Filipino voters at restaurants, churches, and stores.  We’ll provide the housing and we’re throwing in some food.  Bring your costume, because we have some fun activities planned and we’re going to celebrate.  Just get yourself there!

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you can’t take Friday off (Oct 31), that’s okay! You can come by Saturday morning; just let us know when you’re coming up. We have some rides to Reno leaving Saturday morning.

Get the Details

Dates: October 31-November 2,  Meet at house in Reno at 7:00 PM on Friday.

Location: Address to be announced, Reno, Nevada

Housing: Provided
(Just bring your sleeping bag)

Attire: Halloween Costume for Friday Night & sport your most fashionable FFO gear.

Food: Continental Breakfast is provided and we’ll be having a dinner on Saturday night

Transportation: We’re providing partial gas reimbursement.  If you do not have a ride, we have limited space.  Please indicate ASAP.

Again, if you can’t take Friday off from work (Oct 31), that’s okay! You can come by Saturday morning; just let us know when you’re coming up. We have some rides to Reno leaving Saturday morning.

RSVP Instructions: Space is limited.  RSVP by Monday October 27

Send an email with subject “FFO RENO” to Pamela at palpallatoc@gmail.com with the following information:

* Name, Email Address, Cell Phone Number
* What city you will be coming from
* Arrival Date/Time
* Are you willing to drive other volunteers and how many additional passengers you can accommodate?
* Names and email addresses for all members of your party

If you need transportation, please indicate in your RSVP.
Arranged transportation is very limited.

If you have any questions please email palpallatoc@gmail.com.

Election Day is 14 days away. Let’s make it happen. Kaya Natin!



BERKELEY PALS FILIPINO VETERANO EQUITY PRESENTATION by Paul Rivera
October 28, 2008, 5:01 pm
Filed under: Community Outreach



HRPL/J Presents “Race in the Law School Classroom” Panel by Paul Rivera
October 18, 2008, 8:04 am
Filed under: Networking & Events

When: October 22, 2008 @ 3:30 pm
Where: Room A

Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal and Hastings for Race in Poverty Law present a panel discussion featuring professors Keith Wingate, Radhika Rao, Naomi Roht-Arriaza, and Leo Martinez, and moderated by Academic Dean Shauna Marshall.

This panel is an opportunity for students and professors to voice their concerns and opinions about how we can encourage productive discourse about race in the law school classroom.

Food and drinks provided.

Contact: Abby Sullivan, sullivab@uchastings.edu.



REMINDER: GOLDEN GATE GETDOWN SAT 10/18 12-5 PM @ GG PARK by Paul Rivera
October 18, 2008, 7:50 am
Filed under: Networking & Events

When: Saturday, October 18, 2008, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Where: Golden Gate Park – Hoover Redwood Grove Picnic Area at 20th Avenue & Lincoln Way

Put down your books and join us for the 1st Annual Golden Gate Get Down!

Come kick it with your fellow UC Hastings students and enjoy some barbecue! There will be lots of FREE food, drinks, music, and even some friendly competition. Enjoy the sun before it disappears for the rest of the school year!

Everyone is welcome!

A group will be meeting at the Beach at 12 PM to go to Hoover Redwood Grove together.

Muni Directions from UC Hastings:
Begin at Civic Center Station. Take the N Judah Outbound. Get off at 19th Avenue and Judah Street. Walk 1 block west to 20th Avenue and 2 blocks north to Lincoln Way. Enter Golden Gate Park at 20th Avenue and Lincoln Way and the party will be immediately to the left.

Shaded Map of Hoover Redwood Grove Picnic Area in Golden Gate Park: click here

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This wonderful event is brought to you by the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) along with the…

Asian/Pacific American Law Student Association (A/PALSA)
Associated Students of UC Hastings (ASUCH)
Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal (HRPLJ)
Iranian Law Student Association (ILSA)
Japanese Law Society (JLS)
La Raza
Korean American Law Students Association (KALSA)
Pilipino American Law Society (PALS)
South Asian Law Student Association (SALSA)
Vietnamese American Law Society (VALS)



Save the Date! Hastings to Haiti Symposium – Oct. 23 by Paul Rivera
October 9, 2008, 6:15 am
Filed under: Networking & Events

[From Lili N.]

I just wanted to send out a personal invite for you to attend the Hastings to Haiti Symposium on October 23. After 10 years of a fruitful partnership with the ESCDROJ law school in Jeremie, Haiti, we have finally been able to secure funding and support to bring Haitian law students to UC Hastings for one week culminating in the aforementioned symposium. The symposium features Father Jomanas who founded what is known as one of the most progressive law schools in Haiti and is followed by a panel on accountability in and reparations for Haiti. Haiti is the first and last slave colony to have won its freedom. It has also had a tumultuous relationship with the United States and is a focal point for human rights advocates around the world.

I participated in Hastings to Haiti because the work of public interest/civil and human rights advocates are never isolated endeavors, as such we have much to learn from the complex and oppressive lessons of Haiti’s past, present, and future. To make it even more personal, the term “gook” which we all know so well, was first used in Haiti by US soldiers against Haitians and has remained a term of racism and war ever since.  The predecessor of “gook” was first used against Filipinos when US soldiers referred to Filipinos as “goo goo.”

When: Oct. 23, 2008
Time: 4:30 PM – 7PM (reception to follow sponsored by the Office of the Academic Dean)
Where: 200 McAllister, Alumni Reception Center

I highly urge you to attend this event and meet some of the most active members of the Haitian Rights community. You will also meet some very inspiring Haitian advocates who may be attending Hastings classes with several of you throughout the week. This is such an exciting time for Hastings to Haiti and I am so sad that I have to experience it from afar, so I hope that you will be there instead.

Hastings to Haiti Symposium Flier



How to Address Negative Attitudes or Comments of a Judge Toward Minority Attorneys and Clients by Paul Rivera
October 8, 2008, 5:37 pm
Filed under: Community Outreach

The Education Committees of the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area invites you to a MCLE presentation, How to Address Negative Attitudes or Comments of a Judge Toward Minority Attorneys and Clients.

Bias from the Courts toward minority attorneys and clients can be awkward, embarrassing, and offensive. The tension between respect for the bench, representing the best interest of your client, and standing up for your own rights can often be in conflict. This panel will discuss how to address negative attitudes or comments of a Judge or Court staff toward minority attorneys and clients. Discussions will include your legal rights and remedies.

Panelists:
The Honorable Delbert Gee, Alameda County Superior Court Judge
Ivy Lee, Esq., Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach
Moderated by David Lim, Esq., Alameda County District Attorney’s Office

Event Details:
Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP
1111 Broadway, 24th Floor, Oakland, CA
November 6, 2008
5:30 to 6:00 pm Registration and Beverages
6:00 to 7:00 pm Program
To RSVP, please contact David Lim