Friday, March 30, 2012

UCLA Symposium: Southeast Asian Americans and the Law

Claiming Our Rights:
Southeast Asian American Communities
Making Change Through the Law
Friday, April 6, 2012 | UCLA School of Law
Free Online Registration Here
5.5 MCLE Hours

The UCLA Asian Pacific American Law Journal (APALJ) invites you to join us on Friday, April 6, for a free, one-day symposium on Southeast Asian American communities creating change through the law.  Register for Claiming Our Rights by clicking here. 

UCLA School of Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.  This activity qualifies for 5.5 hours of general MCLE credit.

For additional information and updates about Claiming Our Rights, visit our website, email us at, and follow us on Twitter at @apalj. 

Registration                                           8:30-9:30 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks           9:30-9:45 am
Rachel F. Moran, Dean, UCLA School of Law
Jasleen Kohli, Director, UCLA Law Critical Race Studies Program

Panel 1: Criminal Deportation:              9:45-11:15 am
The Harmful Impacts and Strategies
for Reform
Moderated by: Helly Lee, Policy Director, Southeast Asia Resource Action Center
Bill Hing, Professor of Law, USF School of Law
Shiu-Ming Cheer, Immigration Attorney, National Immigration Law Center
Jacqueline Dan, Staff Attorney, Asian Pacific American Legal Center
Mia-lia Kiernan, Co-Founder and Organizer, One Love Movement
David Ros, One Love Movement
Lunchtime Speaker                               11:15-11:35 am
Doua Thor, Executive Director, Southeast Asia Resource Action Center

Lunch                                                    11:35-12:35 pm
Keynote Speaker                                  12:35-12:55 pm
Judge Jacqueline Duong, Santa Clara County Superior Court

Panel 2: Community Safety:                 12:55-2:25 pm
Challenging Profiling and
Moderated by: Jyoti Nanda, Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
Khin Mai Aung, Director, Educational Equity and Youth Rights Project, AALDEF
Lian Cheun, Interim Executive Director, Khmer Girls in Action
Angela Chan, Managing Attorney, Criminal Justice Reform Project, Asian Law Caucus
Hiroshi Motomura, Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law

Break                                                        2:25-2:40 pm
Panel 3: Community Lawyering               2:40-4:10 pm
for Environmental, Housing, and
Economic Justice

Moderated by: Jerry Kang, Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
Sissy Trinh, Executive Director, Southeast Asian Community Alliance 
Serena Lin, Senior Staff Attorney, Community Development Project, Public Counsel
An Le, Community Engagement Project Director, APALC
Chancee Martorell, Executive Director, Thai Community Development Center
Kathleen Kim, Professor of Law, Loyola Law School

Reception                                                 4:10-5:30 pm


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