About the Pathways to Law School Conference
Hosted by AABA's Community Services Committee
Started in 2010, Pathways to Law (formerly known as "Legally Asian") is AABA's annual Bay Area pre-law conference designed to encourage high school, college, and post-college students, especially those from diverse backgrounds, to consider law school and the legal profession.
Often students from diverse communities may be the first in their families to attend graduate school or law school. We recognize the importance of students meeting and learning from real attorneys with Asian Pacific Islander backgrounds when considering a legal career.
Our FREE, all-day conference typically features several panels of attorneys, judges, and law students and an interactive mock law class. Attendees also will be able to chat with attorneys during lunch.
This year, the Pathways to Law conference hosted by the Asian American Bar Association will be taking place as an online, live panel series. The purpose of this conference is to encourage college and high school students, especially those from diverse backgrounds, to pursue a law degree. We will discuss career options available with a law degree from the perspective of persons from Asian and Pacific Islander backgrounds. The conference features distinguished panelists who have used their law degrees in a variety of ways.
This event is FREE for everyone.
Registration is required to attend the conference. As long as you are registered for at least one session, you will get access to all four panels. The link to view the event will be provided to you via email.
Below are the upcoming career panels.
SESSION #1: Private Law panel
Saturday, May 16, 2020 @ 10 am - 11 am
Moderator - Charles Jung, Principal at Nassiri & Jung LLP
Panelist - Angel Garrett, Director at Trucker Huss, APC
Panelist - Elizabeth T. Castillo, Partner at Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy LLP
Panelist - Laurie Lubiano, IP & Product Counsel at The Climate Corporation
SESSION #2: Public Law/Public interest panel
Saturday, May 23, 2020 @ 10 am - 11 am
Moderator - Amit Kurlekar, Deputy Attorney General at California Attorney General’s Office, Appeals, Writs & Trials
Panelist - Magistrate Judge Alex G. Tse at U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
Panelist - Genevieve Galman Alivia, Deputy District Attorney of Contra Costa County
Panelist - Jonathan Mehta Stein, Executive Director at California Common Cause
SESSION #3: ALTERNATIVE CAREERS PANEL
Saturday, May 30, 2020 @ 10 am - 11 am
Moderator - Sean Tamura-Sato, Partner at Minami Tamaki, LLP
Panelist - Kyong Kim, Co-Founder at Seasalt Kids
Panelist - Elica Vafaie, Director of Pro Bono and Strategic Partnerships at The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
Panelist - Allison Wang - Professor of Law and Director of Externship Program at Golden Gate University School of Law
SESSION #4: LAW STUDENT PANEL
Saturday, June 6, 2020 @ 10 am - 11 am
Moderator - Stephen Chong, Principal Attorney at Law Office of Stephen T. Chong
Panelist - Bonifacio C. Sison, Student at University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Panelist - Evelynn Bui, Student at University of California Hastings School of Law
Panelist - Kristy Uyen Le, Student at Texas A&M University School of Law