Spring Semester GBM on January 24th (@6:30 pm, L301)

Spring GBM 19 Flyer v3

Posted in APALSA | Leave a comment

A Conversation with US Attorney for the District of Columbia Jessie Liu (Nov 1)

Jessie Liu Event Flyer

Posted in APALSA | Leave a comment

How I Got My 1L Summer Job Panel (Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm)

How I Got My 1L Summer Job FINAL

Posted in APALSA | Leave a comment

Dim Sum Social @ Da Hong Pao on Sat, Oct 20!! (RSVP by Oct 17)

APALSA Dim Sum Social Flyer RESCHEDULED v4

Posted in APALSA | Leave a comment

APALSA Sweatshirt Sale!! (Until Oct 12, 2018)

APALSA Sweatshirt Sale - SBA Flyer v2-1

Posted in APALSA | Leave a comment

GW Law APALSA First Annual Alumni Reception- Introducing Our Awardees

GW Law APALSA Daniel K. Inouye Pioneer Award: The Honorable John M. Tran


On April 4, 2013, the Virginia General Assembly elected Judge Tran to serve on the Fairfax Circuit Court. Upon taking the bench on July 1, 2013 he became the first Asian American judge to serve on a court of record in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Judge Tran is the 63rd Circuit in Fairfax County since 1742. The son of a South Vietnamese diplomat and an immigrant who found refuge in the United States, he spent his entire adult life in the Washington Metropolitan Area and considers himself a Virginian. Judge Tran received numerous awards including being an “AV” rated lawyer under Martindale Hubbell, a “Super Lawyer”, a “Best Lawyer”, a 2010 Fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation and a 2011 Virginia Lawyer’s Weekly “Leader of the Law”. He is, however, proudest of his awards from the various Asian Pacific American Bar Associations, including APABA-VA’s 2010 Presidential Award of Merit, APABA-DC’s 2013 Pioneer Award, VABA-DC’s 2014 “Crown”, the National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys 2013 Trailblazer Award and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s 2013 Daniel K. Inouye Trailblazer Award.

GW Law APALSA Daniel K. Inouye Public Service Award:  AAJC President and Executive Director John C. Yang


John C. Yang is the president and executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC. At Advancing Justice | AAJC, John leads the organization’s efforts to fight for civil rights and empower Asian Americans to create a more just America for all through public policy advocacy, education, and litigation. In 1997, John co-founded the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the direct service legal needs of Asian Pacific Americans in the D.C. metropolitan area. John was president of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) from 2003 to 2004, and since 1998, he has served as Co-Chair of NAPABA’s Judiciary and Executive Nominations & Appointments Committee. In that capacity, he has worked extensively with the White House and the U.S. Senate in securing the nomination and confirmation of over 20 Asian American and Pacific Islander federal judges and numerous other Senate-confirmed Presidential appointments. John served in the Obama Administration as Senior Advisor for Trade and Strategic Initiatives at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he was the principal advisor to Secretary Penny Pritzker on issues related to Asia and worked with the White House and other U.S. agencies on strategic and economics issues concerning the region. Previously, John was a partner with a major Washington, D.C. law firm, and worked in Shanghai, China for several years as the legal director for the Asia-Pacific operations of a U.S. Fortune 200 company. Chambers USA recognized John as one of “America’s Leading Business Lawyers” and as a Washington, D.C. “Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics.

GW Law APALSA Daniel K. Inouye Alumni Award: AEF President Andrew ‘AJ.’ Sutton


Andrew “A.J.” Sutton is an IP Litigation Associate with Ropes & Gray LLP in Washington D.C. He represents clients in offensive and defensive district court IP litigation, in Section 337 proceedings before the International Trade Commission, and in post grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. A.J. obtained his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School in Washington D.C, and his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UC San Diego. While in law school, A.J. served as the President of GW Law’s Student Bar Association, the President of GW Law’s APALSA, and as a regional director for NAPALSA. He is currently the President of the APABA-DC Educational Fund, the non-profit arm of APABA-DC which focuses on providing mentorship, resources, and public interest fellowships to APA law students in the DC area. AJ is also on the Board of Directors for the Vietnamese American Bar Association of the Greater Washington D.C. Area.

GW Law APALSA Daniel K. Inouye Faculty Recognition Award: Professor Cynthia Lee


Professor Lee teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law and criminal procedure. She also teaches Professional Responsibility and Adjudicatory Criminal Procedure. Professor Lee graduated from Stanford University and received her JD from UC Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law. Upon graduating from law school, she clerked for Judge Harold M. Fong, then Chief Judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii. She then served as an associate with Cooper, White & Cooper in San Francisco, California, where she was a member of the firm’s criminal defense practice group. Professor Lee started teaching at the University of San Diego School of Law, where she received the Thorsness Prize for Excellence in Teaching. In August 2001, she joined the GW Law faculty.


Posted in APALSA | Leave a comment

1L PepsiCo Thompson Fellowship Program–Deadline Extension!

PepsiCo’s Thompson Fellowship Program will include, among other things, a paid summer clerkship in PepsiCo’s New York offices (including PepsiCo headquarters in Purchase, NY and its North America Beverages offices in White Plains, NY), or the Frito-Lay headquarters in Texas.  The Fellowship curriculum will include guest speakers and opportunities to work in a variety of areas, such as Corporate Governance, Litigation, Employment, Compliance & Ethics, and more.  You will find more detailed information on the program itself, as well as eligibility guidelines and the application process, in the attached program description. You can also learn more about the Program and hear from our 2017 Fellows about their experiences at PepsiCo here: PepsiCo Larry D. Thompson Legacy of Leadership Fellowship 2017 Experience.

Applications are due January 12, 2018, and should be sent to PepsiCoThompsonFellowshipProgram@pepsico.com.


Posted in APALSA | Leave a comment

Chipotle Fundraising- Show Your Support for GW Law APALSA

Chipotle Flyer_November 27, 2017 (1)

Posted in APALSA | Leave a comment

GW APALSA Sweatshirt Sale is NOW LIVE!

APALSA Online Sweatshirt Sale 2017 (1)

Posted in APALSA | Leave a comment

American Courage Awards: AAJC GW Law Students and Alum

This past Thursday, GW Law APALSA law students sponsored by GW Law attended with Professor Lee the American Courage Awards hosted by Asian Americans Advancing Justice. GW Law APALSA members met with our esteemed alums: Director John Yang, President and Executive Director of AAJC and Navdeep Singh, Policy Director of NAPABA. GW Law APALSA members also had the opportunity to speak with Former U.S. Representative Mike Honda.
GW Law APALSA president, Gisela Camba helped staff the event as a former AAJC intern. GW Law APALSA thanks Casey Matsumoto, Jonathan Trinh, Jenny Jeong, and Trina Kwon for representing GW Law APALSA!
the year-long journey
Posted in APALSA | Leave a comment