Pre-Law Conference
The National Asian Pacific American Pre-Law Conference (NAPAPC)
Presented by the NAPABA Law Foundation


The NAPABA Law Foundation is proud to present the National Asian Pacific American Pre-Law Conference The conference will take place on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, CA during the 22nd NAPABA Annual Convention.

The National Asian Pacific American Pre-Law Conference offers opportunities to network with established and experienced lawyers. Participants will be able to tap into practical and vital information from discussion, conversation and panel presentations to help strategize approaches to potential careers in legal education and practice. Attendees will enjoy exposure and contact with legal professionals sharing insights, successes and challenges in their careers.

Purpose of Conference
  • To educate prospective Asian Pacific American law students about applying to law school, preparing for the Law School Admissions Test, financing legal education, succeeding in law school, and passing the bar examination through public discussion groups, forums, panels, lectures, workshops and otherwise;
  • To educate the community about important issues related to the legal profession;
  • To raise awareness of minority and diversity issues related to Asian Pacific Americans in and out of law school and the legal community;
  • To connect prospective Asian Pacific American law students with other prospective and current law students, attorneys, educators, and judges to foster professional mentorship and networking opportunities.

Agenda
Saturday, November 20th, Los Angeles, CA

8-8:30am | Diamond Room 1-2: Registration and Breakfast
 
8:30-9:00am | Diamond Room 1-2: Welcome
Michael P. Chu, president-NAPABA Law Foundation; shareholder-Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

9:00-9:45am | Diamond Room 1-2: Applying to Law School
Sehee Foss, University of Iowa, Associate Director of Admissions (moderator)
Lisa Gear, Southwestern Law School, Director of Admissions
Karman Hsu, UCLA School of Law, Director of Admissions
Larry Seno, University of Oregon, Assistant Dean of Admissions
 
9:45-10:30am | Diamond Room 1-2: Financing Your Legal Education
Sehee Foss, University of Iowa, Associate Director of Admissions (moderator)
Kathleen Clark, Chapman University School of Law, Director of Financial Aid
Cristina Gapasin, Northwestern University Law School, Senior Associate Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
Akira Shiroma, American University, Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
 
10:30-10:45am: Break
 
10:45-11:30am | Diamond Room 1-2: How to Be an All-Around Successful Law Student
Amanda Noascono, DePaul University, Associate Director of Admissions (moderator)
Kristy Huh, 2L, University of Iowa College of Law
Victoria Lin, 3L, University of Southern California
Marie Nguyen, 3L, University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law
Ivanna Yang, 2L, The George Washington University Law School
 
11:30-12:15pm | Diamond Room 1-2: Legal Careers-Diverse Paths and Options
Mathiew Le, Director of Admissions & Financial Aid, University of Washington School of Law (moderator)
Halim Dhanidina, Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County, Major Crimes Division
Kathryn Doi Todd, Associate Justice, California Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 2
Arnold Pamplona, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Karin Wang, Vice-President of Programs, Asian Pacific American Legal Center  
 
12:15-1:45pm | Diamond Room 4-5: Lunch and Plenary Session w/ NAPABA Convention Attendees
 
2:00-4:00pm | Platinum Room D: Law Fair



Attendee Registration Form

Registration formSpace is limited and your timely registration will ensure a spot for you. There is no registration fee. Only students/attendees planning to participate need to register. Registration forms must be emailed to Priya Bose - pbose@napaba.org by October 22, 2010.

Law Fair Exhibitor Information
Registration for the law fair has now closed
Please send all law fair materials to the following address:

National APA Pre-Law Conference by NLF
[INSERT LAW SCHOOL/EXHIBITOR NAME]
JW Marriott Conference Center
1015 South Georgia Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Items should arrive by no later than November 19, but no earlier than November 17.

Exhibitors
Albany Law School
American University Washington College of Law
California Western School of Law
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Catholic University School of Law
Chapman University School of Law
Charlotte School of Law
Chicago-Kent College of Law
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
DePaul University College of Law
Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University
Golden Gate University School of Law
Gonzaga University School of Law
Hofstra University School of Law
Florida Coastal School of Law
Lewis & Clark Law School
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Law School Admission's Council
New England Law
Northeastern University School of Law
Northwestern University Law School
Pacific McGeorge School of Law
Regent University School of Law
Roger Williams University School of Law
Saint Louis University School of Law
University of San Francisco School of Law
Southwestern Law School
South Texas College of Law
Suffolk University School of Law
Temple University School of Law
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
UC Berkeley School of Law
UC Davis School of Law
UC Hastings College of the Law
UCLA School of Law
University of Idaho College of Law
University of Iowa College of Law
University of Maryland School of Law
University of Memphis Law School
University of Oregon School of Law
University of St. Thomas School of Law
University of Washington School of Law
Vermont Law School
Washburn University School of Law
Western State University College of Law
Whittier Law School
Willamette University College of Law

Hotel Accommodations
Participants are expected to arrange their own hotel accommodations, as well as transportation to and from the conference. Please visit the NAPABA Convention registration page to book your hotel room at the discounted rate of $179+tax.

Co-Chairs Contact
Priya Bose, NAPABA Law Foundation
Sehee Foss, University of Iowa College of Law
Amanda Noascono, DePaul University College of Law
Mathiew Le, University of Washington School of Law