UC Hastings Pilipino American Law Society (PALS)


PALS Farewell to Fall Dinner Party Pics by Paul Rivera
November 23, 2008, 9:21 am
Filed under: PALS Updates

On Friday Nov. 21st, PALS held its 2nd annual Farewell to Fall Dinner Party at Patio Filipino in San Bruno.  Congratulations to our 1L’s who are almost done with their first semester!



SUMMER AND SPRING OPPORTUNITIES by Paul Rivera
November 23, 2008, 9:14 am
Filed under: Career Opportunities

BAY AREA MINORITY SUMMER CLERKSHIP PROGRAM (BAMSCP)
Since its founding in 1990, BAMSCP has helped law firms and other organizations recruit over 300 minority law students into their summer programs. The purpose of BAMSCP is to introduce talented minority first year students who might not have been selected for the firms’ traditional summer to the firm or corporate experience, while at the same time furthering the desire of many firms in today’s marketplace to further diversity goals and provide opportunities to young lawyers.  Please complete the BAMSCP Application and return to the SCCBA, 31 N. Second St., #400, San Jose, CA 95113.

BAMSCP 2009 APPLICATION

ABA ENVIRONMENTAL FELLOWSHIP
The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources is pleased to announce the sponsorship of several Diversity Fellowships for law students during the summer of 2009.  The ABA Diversity Fellowship in Environmental Law program is designed to encourage disadvantaged or traditionally underrepresented law students to study and pursue careers in environmental law and is open to first and second year law students and third year night students. Please feel free to forward this message on to anyone you know who may be interested in this opportunity.

The Fellowship guidelines require an 8-10 week minimum commitment wherein the recipient will work on legal matters for a government agency or public interest organization in the fields of environmental, energy, or resources law, with emphasis on air pollution.  Additionally, each recipient will participate in meetings of the bar association’s relevant committees and be assigned a mentor to aid in his or her pursuit of a career in environmental law.  Employment opportunities shall be provided within LA County and Central Valley area basins.

Each successful recipient will receive a $5,000 stipend in exchange for participation in the Fellowship program.  The stipend does not cover travel expenses or include a housing allowance; these expenses are paid by the Fellowship recipient.

Completed applications and all related documents must be postmarked or emailed no later than January 15, 2009 to be considered.

ABA ENVIRONMENTAL FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION

JUSTICE NOW INTERNSHIP
Justice Now in Oakland, CA, is currently recruiting law student
interns for Spring and Summer 2009.  We are a legal advocacy and human
rights organization focusing on issues facing people in CA’s women’s
prisons.

We are particularly interested in receiving applications from students
of color, students who have been formerly imprisoned, and students who
have family members who have been imprisoned.

JUSTICE NOW FLYER



PALS Fundraising Presentation by Paul Rivera
November 18, 2008, 9:37 pm
Filed under: PALS Updates

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The Pilipino American Law Society would like to invite you to a fundraising presentation on Tuesday, Nov. 18 in room G starting at 12:00 pm.

The purpose of this workshop is to inform and encourage other student organizations at UC Hastings to procure creative methods of fundraising so that they can explore and take advantage of other sources of funding available to them.  We will give a powerpoint presentation going over possible fundraising techniques such as:

·     Contacting past alumni from the student organization and asking for donations

·     Writing letters to firms for sponsorships and donations

·     Fundraising techniques to use on campus (i.e. bake sales, parties, raffles).

Download the PowerPoint presentation



Introducing our new faculty advisor: Professor Lois Schwartz by Paul Rivera
November 18, 2008, 9:27 pm
Filed under: PALS Updates

shwartz-loisLecturer in Law and full-time member of the faculty at UC Hastings. She received her J.D. from Boalt Hall in 1989, and in 2001-2002 served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable D. Lowell Jensen at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Professor Schwartz also holds Master’s Degrees from the University of Chicago in English and Library Science.

In 2006 and 2007, she won the Teacher of the Year award at Hastings for Moot Court. Ms. Schwartz has also taught at UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) School of Law, Golden Gate University School of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law, and USF Law School. She served as Acting Dean at John F. Kennedy University School of Law in 1996-1997.
Practice experience includes a longstanding association with the law firm of Girard & Vinson in Walnut Creek, specializing in education law, a stint as a Public Defender in Contra Costa County, and special assignments in the Staff Attorneys’ Office in Contra Costa County. Publications include “Admitted But Not Accepted: Outsiders Take an Inside Look at Law School” in the Berkeley Women’s Law Journal, 1989-1990. The article was based on an empirical study on race and gender differences in legal education. In March 2006, Professor Schwartz participated in a symposium on the topic at Harvard Law School.



Yes We Can – Introducing President-Elect Barack Obama by Paul Rivera
November 6, 2008, 7:51 am
Filed under: News

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“Where we are met with cynicism and doubts and those who tell us that we can’t, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes, we can.”

Congratulations President Obama!