Syracuse Law chapter recognized at national conference
Syracuse Law chapter recognized at national conferenceNovember 16, 2006Jaclyn D. Grossojgrosso@law.syr.edu
Syracuse University and one of its law students were recognized for outstanding achievement at the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) and the National Asian Pacific American Law Student Association’s (NAPALSA) 18th annual meeting in Philadelphia Nov. 9-12.
The awards honored the Syracuse APALSA chapter for Chapter of the Year, Outstanding Academic Programs and the Best Social Event. In addition, first-year law student Pauline Poon was elected to the executive board of NAPALSA. The three-day conference, “A More Perfect Union,” welcomed distinguished speakers Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao and Rohm and Haas Co. CEO Rajiv Gupta, as well as nearly 1,000 attendees.
The award-winning mentor program, winner for Outstanding Academic Program, pairs incoming law students with upper-class students who have similar interests and can provide assistance during the transition to law school. The karaoke-themed Best Social Event provides a networking and dinner event for students and local attorneys to interact.
“The Syracuse APALSA chapter is extremely proud of our members who continuously devote themselves to improving the Asian Pacific American community,” says Catherine Fang, president of APALSA. “We will continue to uphold the Syracuse Law reputation in the national arena.”
Outgoing NAPALSA board members Chi Nguyen and Catherine Fang served as part of the executive board for NAPALSA and managed the Philadelphia Conference event planning.
NAPALSA is committed to promoting education, leadership, community awareness, communication and interaction among the various Asian Pacific American law students across the country. Some 40 members are involved in the Syracuse University chapter.