Eight members of the Asian American Bar Association of NewYork  (AABANY) visited our campus on Saturday, September 19th for its inaugural Upstate Presentation and Network Luncheon. 

The Executive Board members were welcomed by our Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Susan Feathers and Executive Director Yang Chen, Esq. , Robert Leung, Esq., President of AABANY James Chou, Esq., Christopher Chan, Esq., Francis Chen, Esq. and William Ng, Esq., Chair, Student Outreach Committee presented to over 25 students (Prof. Nancy Ota joined us) in our Matthew Bender Classroom (Room 425).     

In Dean Feathers welcome comments she extended special thanks to, “…the Diversity Office, the E-board of the Albany Law chapter of our Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA), and Adjunct Professor Lillian Moy, local AABANY Chair, as being  instrumental in creating the opportunity for members of AABANY to meet our students.

Albany Law School is committed to diversity in our student body, we support and encourage the membership of our student body to many bar associations.  The AABANY members presence on our campus is yet another step in providing additional support to the largest minority student population on campus.  With over 60 students on our campus who have self-identified as Asian Pacific American and it was clear that Albany Law’s goals were similar to those of AABANY –that is, to ensure that the legal community reflects the client-base and communities that students will serve as new attorneys.     A networking luncheon and small group meetings took place after presentation. 
Students who attended (RSVP’d) this event received a free student membership scholarship to join AABANY on Saturday, Congrats!.   For students interested in becoming members, it costs: $5/per year, please register HEREFor an after-graduation fellowship opening for a 3L student see www.aabany.org for details, apply today.   View AABANY’s Facebook: Click HERE

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