UC Hastings Pilipino American Law Society (PALS)

PALS hosts Shadow Day with pre-law students from UC Berkeley by uchastingspals
October 30, 2010, 7:43 pm
Filed under: Community Outreach, PALS Updates

PALS hosted pre-law students from UC Berkeley on Friday, October 29.  The students were able to sit in Professor Little’s Criminal Law class, ask questions at a panel with seven PALS members, take a free LSAT class, tour UC Hastings, and attend an admissions information session.  Thank you to PALS members for contributing to Shadow Day, AABA for funding our delicious lunch, Fox Test Prep, and to UC Berkeley’s P4 for coming out!


PALS Pastry Sale! by uchastingspals
October 24, 2010, 11:10 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Yes it’s true.  We’re past the halfway point.  We are over the semester hump.  We are on that steep, steep downhill slope to finals.    You know what I’m talking about.  The only thing that can ease the dread of looming exams is…. carbs.  Lots and lots of carbs.

So come enjoy tasty treats while supporting your PALS family! PALS will be selling a variety of asian buns and pastries on the Beach from 10 a.m. until we run out. We’ll also be selling donut skewers with fresh strawberries!

2 for $3

1 for $2

And according to the PALS weekly email, Carol Ho is offering free hugs!

Let’s hear it for Matt! by uchastingspals
October 24, 2010, 11:05 pm
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Just a quick post to give a shout out to PALS’ own Matt Tabo!

Matt and his partner Susan Tran took 1st place at in the Thomas Tang Regional Moot Court Competition!  They picked up an award for 2nd place brief, and secured a spot at the National Competition in Los Angeles this November!

You guys are going to crush them Matt.  Any chance you can wear your PALS t-shirt over your suit while you do it?

Filipino Veterans Equity Center Recap by uchastingspals
October 16, 2010, 6:00 am
Filed under: Community Outreach, PALS Updates

On October 15, eight PALS members devoted their Friday afternoons to helping Filipino WWII veterans at the San Francisco Veterans Equity Center.  We assisted in client intake and enjoyed listening to stories from the lolos and lolas.  The legal clinic is held every first and third Friday of the month, and PALS plans to volunteer continuously.  If interested in volunteering at the next legal clinic, keep an eye out for an announcement in the PALS weekly emails, or email bandomam@uchastings.edu.  This is a great opportunity for law students interested in immigration, tenant and veterans rights and knowledge of Tagalog is not necessary.

FILIPINO AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH: Legal Clinic Volunteer Opportunity by uchastingspals

Hello PALS

Celebrate Filipino American History Month and support a worthy cause! PALS is helping to recruit volunteers for the SF Veterans Equity Center’s Legal Clinic on Friday 10/15, 2-5pm. Please contact our very own PALS president Mari Bandoma if interested: bandomam@uchastings.edu. All volunteers are needed and welcome; knowledge of Tagalog is NOT required. Lunch will be provided to all of our awesome volunteers!

Filipino veterans made the same sacrifices and took the same risks during WWII as US servicemen. The U.S. military promised full veterans benefits to the Filipinos who volunteered and over 250,000 did so. As President Truman himself said: “Their assignment was as bloody and difficult as any in which our American soldiers engaged. Under desperate circumstances they acquitted themselves nobly.”

But since the war our heroes have been virtually ignored by the US government. The promise of full benefits were dashed by the 1946 Rescission Act. For the last 60 years these veterans have been denied the pensions and medical benefits they rightfully earned, and many have lived and died at or below the poverty line.

Now only about 15,000 veterans remain, and Congress is making some forward progress through an amendment to the 2009 Stimulus bill that gives each surviving Filipino veteran a lump sum payment of $15,000. Getting access to these funds, and gaining assistance with other legal matters is still a tremendous concern for FilAm veterans however. The San Francisco Veterans Equity Center honors the valuable contribution of Filipino American WWII Veterans to freedom and democracy by providing culturally and linguistically appropriate services and advocates for justice and equity.  Please come out to support this great cause!


Upcoming PALS Events by uchastingspals
October 2, 2010, 2:03 am
Filed under: PALS Updates

Join your PALS family for another fun and informative meeting!

Tuesday, October 5, 12 pm in Room B.

Enjoy a free lunch and free hugs!

Mingle with fellow PALS from Boalt, USF, UC Davis, Santa Clara and Golden Gate University!

Friday, October 8 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Mercury Lounge

12th and Folsom (in SOMA)

Happy Hour specials include $3 beer, $4 wells and $5 wine.  Hastings PALS will be providing lots of appetizers!