UC Hastings Pilipino American Law Society (PALS)

La Raza’s Noche de Carnaval @ Ambassador 2/26 by id4960993.sexyadj.website
February 25, 2009, 7:05 pm
Filed under: Networking & Events

[From Hastings La Raza]

With the new semester, we have the opportunity to come together to celebrate the new year all the while in company of old faces and new ones!

Please help us make our organization’s spring party a great event! All proceeds will be going towards the La Raza Graduation.

The details are as follows:

“Noche de Carnaval”
Location: Ambassador
Date: Thurs., 02/26/09
Time: 10:00pm – 2:00am
Cover: $5 pre-sale; $7 all night

If you have any questions, please contact Hugo Carmona at carmonah@uchastings.edu



UC Hastings Day at Law School, February 21, 2009 by id4960993.sexyadj.website
February 20, 2009, 2:05 am
Filed under: Community Outreach


UC Hastings would like to extend an invitation to the youth of your organization to attend the 5th annual “Day @ Law School.” This exciting and rewarding event will take place on Saturday, February 21, 2009 from 9:00am-3:30pm. The program is designed to implant the seeds of higher education in students from schools throughout the Bay Area.

“A Day @ Law School” History:

In 2004, La Raza Law Student Association, the Black Law Student Association, and the Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal joined efforts with the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office to diversify the racial, ethnic, and socio-economic make up of the student body at UC Hastings. Students recognized the need to direct critical attention to traditionally underrepresented minority students at an early age who did not even have the luxury of envisioning themselves graduating from high school, let alone the fortune of graduating from law school. Our first event netted 55 youth participants. Two years later, we attracted over 150 students, parents, and youth coordinators. Needless to say, our numbers and strength have grown throughout the years.

“A Day @ Law School” is in line with both the ABA and the California Bar Association’s goals of expanding the pipeline into the legal profession. Please visit their websites and view articles written on “A Day @ Law School” at:

* http://www.abanet.org/lsd/studentlawyer/apr07/diversitypipeline.shtml
* http://www.abanet.org/lsd/studentlawyer/jan07/grant.shtml
* http://calbar.ca.gov/calbar/students/2006-02_vianey.html

In previous years, families traveled from as far as Sacramento to attend. Most attendees, however, came from underserved neighborhoods within San Francisco, such as the Tenderloin and Bay View/Hunter’s Point. This year, we hope to increase our reach across the Bay, meet new schools and strengthen our relationships with the community.

As the program evolves, we continue to refine and improve our program. This year, we will open our doors at 8:30 a.m. for registration and provide continental breakfast. The program will commence at 9:00 a.m. with a welcome session, specifically tailored to separately accommodate students from elementary, middle, and high school. The welcome session will be followed by dividing students into smaller, age-conscious groups where interactive discussions about the significance of law, higher education, and a professional career will be lead by progressive law students. The “class session” portion will be followed by lunch and a more private mentoring session with a law student. After lunch, attendees will be given a tour of the law school, including the dormitories.

Please RSVP:

We look forward to having the youth from your school or programs attend this informational and motivational event. Please RSVP as soon as possible to hastingsoutreach@gmail.com with a list of students, including each persons full name, age, grade, and school. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to inquire to the email listed above or call (858) 688-1329.


Day @ Law School Planning Committee

Meet Seda, CLEO Student of the Month by id4960993.sexyadj.website
February 17, 2009, 9:03 pm
Filed under: PALS Updates

One of our members is the Council on Legal Education Opportunity’s student of the month:

Seda Norodom is a CLEO Associate and third year law student at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She is a 3L class representative, a LEOP teaching assistant and Notetaker, a Khmer interpreter for the Hastings Civil Justice Clinic, and Diversity Chair for the Associated Students of UCH. Seda was also proudly the co-director of Diversity Outreach Day in the Fall of 2008. This successful event brought over 200 disadvantaged college students to Hastings to learn more about law school and how to apply. Upon graduation, she plans on applying to the U.S. State Department to work on foreign affairs.

“CLEO showed me that people believed in my potential when I was accepted into this program. It taught me how to reach out to students from diverse backgrounds and to let them know that they can and will be successful. Thank you, CLEO, for all the support.”


MassKara Pics by id4960993.sexyadj.website
February 5, 2009, 8:43 am
Filed under: PALS Updates

Thank you for everyone who came out last Thursday and supported MassKara.  We had about 200 people show up and donate money for Day At Law School.  The event was a great success and we look forward to doing it again next year!

Culture Week & Filipino Fear Factor by id4960993.sexyadj.website
February 5, 2009, 8:32 am
Filed under: PALS Updates

On Tuesday, January 27th PALS, along with members of other students orgs celebrated UC Hastings Culture Week by selling different cultural foods.  For it’s celebration, PALS fundraised by selling BBQ skewers with rice to the Hastings community and sold out within 30 minutes!

In addition, PALS, along with host Tiffany played a game of Filipino Fear Factor where four brave Hastings students tried different Filipino delicacies like bittermelon, uncooked spam, bagoong and a special protein drink, coke with egg!  In the end, it was a close race between Frank and Ryan, but Ryan barely pulled it out and won an iTunes gift card!