UC Hastings Pilipino American Law Society (PALS)

Upcoming Events by uchastingspals
August 20, 2011, 1:41 am
Filed under: News

PALS has many awesome social, academic, and professional events coming up at the beginning of the school year. Check them out and mark your calendars!  More details will be posted as the event nears. 

8/25 – PALS Beer on the Beach: 4:00-6:00PM

Enjoy your beer with a side of Lechon!  Get to know PALS members (old and new) while you eat, play, and win prizes.

8/25 – Tip Off Party @ Noble: 9:00PM-2:00am

Don’t forget to buy your tickets to our 2nd Annual Tip Off Party @ Noble from 9pm-2am.  All proceeds benefit PALS’ sponsored events. $5 pre-sale and $7 at the door.  Pre-sale on the beach on Wednesday.

9/14 – First General Meeting:  3:30-4:30PM Room C

Come and learn what PALS is up to this semester.  Learn about the Pilipino culture and get paired up with a mentor/buddy.

9/17 – PALS Potluck and Buddy Day:  12:30-2:30PM, Room TBA

The PALS potluck is an afternoon of fun, friends and FOOD!  We all deserve to unwind after getting through the first few weeks of school, so come through to feast and play with your favorite PALS.  PALS buddy pairs are announced at this event in a fun revelation ceremony.

9/21 – PALS “Professor Specific Advice” Panel: 3:30-4:30PM, Room K

PALS will be introducing 2L and 3L students who have done well in particular courses, pass out an informational sheet on supplemental resources, and have the 1Ls breaks up according to sections and ask the 2L and 3L students questions.

“All of the Lights” Fundraiser Party (update) by uchastingspals
August 16, 2011, 10:46 pm
Filed under: Community Outreach, Fundraising, News

“Drink, Dance, and Party for the Kids.”  La Raza presents the “All of the Lights” Fundraiser Party.  All proceeds go to the 8th annual “A Day at Law School,” an event run by U.C. Hastings students in which kids, K-12 and usually from underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds, attend law school for a day and get encouraged to finish school, go to college, and maybe be a lawyer! Yay!

When:  Thursday, August 18, 2011

Where: Mr. Smith’s (34 7th Street)

Tickets: $5 presale, $10 at the door

  • La Raza will be selling $5 presale tickets at the Beach till Thursday and at Disorientation!
  • UPDATE: Where and when to buy your presale tickets
    • The Beach: Wednesday or Thursday, 10 am to 5pm
    • Disorientation @ LBM Lounge:  Thursday, 4 – 5:30 pm

Drink Specials:

  • $3 Domestic Beers
  • $4 Imported Beers
  • $4 Champagne
  • $5 Fresh Fruit Champagne Cocktails

Contact La Raza Political Chairs William Castillo (castilw@uchastings.edu) or Henry Castillo (castilh@uchastings.edu) for more information.

Check out La Raza’s facebook page, too:  http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=261108663917660

Thanks PALS for a Fun Farty! by uchastingspals
April 3, 2011, 11:41 pm
Filed under: News, PALS Updates

Thanks to everyone that could make it to the Farty!  For those that could not you were most certainly missed.

Check out the slide show for some highlights of our wonderful year together!

PALS Presents: A Filipino Farty! by uchastingspals
March 28, 2011, 1:05 pm
Filed under: Cultural Activities, News, PALS Updates

The PALS annual Farty is coming your way!!! There’s going to be a some lumpia, some chicken adobo, and Jenn Bautista is bringing the boy bawang. Yeah, you gotta come, just to find out what that means. We’re even working on getting a giant wooden spoon and fork to hang over the table while we eat! All of the food will of course be provided for FREE by your outgoing and incoming Boards.

And the Farty isn’t just limited to delicious Filipino cuisine… There’s going to be some karaoke, some cards (pusoy dos anyone?), maybe even a little guilt over why you don’t call your parents enough. No one farties like PALS.

And remember, it’s not too late to work on your traditional Pilipino accent. In pac, PALS did some bery in-dep research por you so you can practice bepor dhe party.
You owe it to yourself to take a break from studying and hang with your PALS! Adopt a Filipino nickname and represent! Here are the details:

Who: You
What: Are going to hang with your PALS
When: Sunday, April 3, 2011 between 11 am and 2pm
Where: Clara Foltz Lounge
Why: To find your inner Filipino
RSVP requested (but not required) to pals@uchastings.edu

Love, Your Outgoing Board: Boy, Bong, Bing, Bang, Baby, Bebot, and Queen Elizabeth

PALS Post-Break General Meeting: March 15th by uchastingspals
March 6, 2011, 3:57 am
Filed under: News, PALS Updates

Hey PALS. Right around now that euphoria is setting in, what with spring break in progress. The exhilaration of seeing a whole week standing between us and 198 could make anyone forget that more is waiting just around the corner. There’s going to be a lot of bummed out students on Sunday as the reality of class strikes home.

Luckily we won’t be among them. Because we have something they don’t have. A bunch of PALS to make that transition into school a little less painful. That’s right, PALS has another General Meeting on TUESDAY March 15. At NOON, in room B.

This is an important one, this is ELECTIONS. Please come by, represent PALS, and help select next year’s Executive Board. We’ll also be giving the low down on PALS’ spring party: MASSKARA. Last year’s Masskara event was a huge success, and judging by how awesome this year’s PALS have been, the third annual Masskara will be even better.

So come get some munchies, participate in the democratic process, and tell us how awesome your spring break was. And get your free hugs.

February 25, 2011, 5:11 am
Filed under: Networking & Events, News, PALS Updates

Hello PALS! It’s been a busy semester and it’s only half over! Come to PALS’ next General Meeting for recaps on past events as well as information on what’s in the pipeline for PALS. The meeting will be held on Monday February 28th in Room F. On the agenda is:

• Recap of Spring Events
• VEC Clinic Information
• PALS Elections
• Panel and Workshop Announcements
• Masskara!
• Goodbye Potluck
• Pil-Grad

Filipino Sandwiches will be generously provided by Lexis Nexis. Ok, they’re Vietnamese Sandwiches, but they are equally delicious. Please, please, please RSVP so that there will be enough food to feed the masses.

And stick around after the meetings for a brief training session entitled Preparing to Practice, and earn a cool 400 Lexis points for your account. You’ll also get some helpful research tips and tricks for that shiny new summer job of yours.

Upcoming Symposium – Frontiers in Women’s Health: The Role of Hormones in Aging and Disease by uchastingspals
February 25, 2011, 4:41 am
Filed under: Community Outreach, News

The UCSF/UCHASTINGS Consortium on Law, Science and Health Policy and the Hastings Women’s Law Journal are pleased to announce an upcoming symposium entitled “Frontiers in Women’s Health: The Role of Hormones in Aging and Disease.” The symposium will take place on Friday, February 25, 2011, at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. Admission is FREE and 7 hours MCLE credit is available to attendees

This unique event will draw together speakers and attendees from the medical, legal and policy communities, and will present opportunities for members of each community to interact with and understand the perspectives of the others. The morning will begin with an overview of the now-familiar topic of hormone therapy in peri-menopausal and menopausal women, with an in-depth discussion of the Women’s Health Initiative hormone trial data and the controversies the data have engendered since the trials were halted. This will be the “jumping-off point” for a wide-ranging and multi-disciplinary set of panels, including discussions about health policy decision making, informed consent, litigation over hormone use, and gendered medicine.

PALS/VALS Karaoke Night: FINAL DETAILS! by uchastingspals
February 17, 2011, 4:45 am
Filed under: Cultural Activities, News

Karaoke Night is shaping up to be an epic event.  There’s going to be good food, good booze, and (since PALS will be singing) GREAT music.  All in a private karaoke room that PALS has reserved for THREE HOURS.  That’s plenty of time for Kelvin Ko and Matt Tabo to express their feelings (for each other).

Some snacks and drink specials will start us off.  After that everyone will be able to purchase drinks/food from the menu, so please bring some extra cash.  Remember: happy hour lasts only till 9 pm so make sure to arrive early!

Date: Friday, February 18th
Time: 7:45 pm – 10:45 pm
Cost: $10 per person
Location: Pandora
Address: 177 Eddy St. (between Taylor St. and Mason St.)

The best bet for insuring that you make it into the private room is to RSVP either on the facebook event page or directly to tylercesar@gmail.com.

Directions: From school or the Tower, head east on McAllister, towards Market.  Turn left on Market.  Turn left on 6th/Taylor.  Then make your second right onto Eddy.

Caution:  If you are walking from school to Pandora, please be careful and always walk in groups!  Respect the T-loin and the T-Loin will respect you.  Or at the very least, it will not rob you.

Public Safety Escort Van: Pandora is within the Public Safety Escort Van’s coverage and leaves the 200 building every half-hour starting at 5:00 pm.  So, you should be able to catch the 7:30 pm shuttle and get to Pandora in time which is the safest alternative (not to mention the most stylish).

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the PALS Social Chair, Tyler Cesar at the email above.


PALS/VALS Karaoke Night! by uchastingspals
February 9, 2011, 6:26 am
Filed under: Cultural Activities, News, PALS Updates

Filipinos and karaoke go together like… well like Filipinos and karaoke. This hasn’t been lost on the general public either. Before you can finish Googling “Filipinos love” Google will supply “karaoke”. Apparently Filipinos love karaoke more than eating and basketball. Hey, if Google says it, it has to be true.

It’s time to break out your Magic Mic and celebrate your inner Filipino! PALS is teaming up with VALS and doing Kara…oke on Friday, February 18th! Details are still being worked out, but so in the interest of planning ahead, here are the tentative deets:

Event: PALS/VALS Karaoke Night
Date: Friday, February 18th
Time: 8 pm – 12 pm (tentative) (ALSO, may have a pre-gaming/happy hour session to warm up those vocal chords)
Location: TBA

Cost: $20 (estimated) – as soon as the location is locked down we’ll have more details on price.

NOTE: This was a ton of fun last year and there has been a lot of interest this year. Space will be limited, so MAKE SURE you look out for the updates.


Partnership for Pre-Professional Pilipinos 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament by uchastingspals
February 9, 2011, 6:18 am
Filed under: Community Outreach, News

On Saturday, April 23, 2011, UC Berkeley’s P4 (Partnership for Pre-Professional Pilipinos) will host its 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Chuck Corica Golf Course in Alameda, CA where proceeds will be donated to Filipino Advocates for Justice (FAJ), an organization that provides services for Youth Development, Newcomer Support, Worker Support and Voter Registration for Filipinos in the Bay Area. Last year for example, P4 was able to donate $3000 to Pinay Aspirations, a foundation that provides scholarships to high school graduating Filipino women in the Bay Area. The $3000 resulted in three out of the five scholarships Pinay Aspirations was able provide in 2010.

If you are interested in sponsoring or playing, please email p4external.philanthropy@gmail.com with the subject “2nd Annual Golf Tournament,” where the coordinators, Jesi Marquez and Dana Cruz will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.