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For 30 years, the AABA Law Foundation has provided scholarships and grants to law students committed to the Asian Pacific American community. This year, the Foundation awarded $30,000 in scholarships (including a $10,000 scholarship  funded by the Minami, Tamaki, Yamauchi, Lee and Kwok Foundation). Our award recipients will utilize their scholarships for school, to provide direct legal support to APA and underserved communities, and pursue opportunities to build successful careers in law.

The Foundation awarded three $10,000 public interest grants to community organizations. The Nassiri & Jung Foundation gave $10,000 each to Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach for their Violence Against Women Project, providing assistance to the Asian Women’s Shelter, and APIAVote, to support their efforts to mobilize Asian Pacific Islander Americans in electoral and civic participation. Raymond L. Ocampo Jr.’s $10,000 grant will go to Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus to support their work with low-income APA communities.

In addition, the Foundation will be awarding three summer grants for law students to work with a public interest agency. Two grants were made possible by the generosity of Salle Yoo, former General Counsel, Uber and Jeff Gray, Firm-wide Managing Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, who will fund $10,000 for summer grants - one $5,000 grant for a law student to work at a public interest law firm, and one $5,000 grant for a law student completing a judicial externship.

Thank you once again to all our donors! Your support will provide crucial opportunities to the next generation of diverse APA lawyers dedicated to serving their communities.

Learn about the inspiring winners of 2017 scholarships and grants

AABA Law Foundation Board of Directors 2018

Stanley Young
Covington & Burling LLP

Christine Noma
Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP
1111 Broadway, 24th Floor
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 834-6600


Jennifer Y. Lee

630 N. San Mateo Dr. 

San Mateo, CA 94401

(415) 937-2407


Celia Lee
Goldfarb & Lipman LLP
1300 Clay Street, Oakland CA 94612

Deanna Gan
Law Office of Deanna M. Gan
Fremont, CA

Marie Ma
Gap Inc.

Suzanne Yamamoto
Old Republic Exchange Company


Thank you for your interest in donating to the AABA Law Foundation. The Foundation can only continue its work through the generosity of donors like you! Donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. You may wish to consult with your tax professional concerning the deductibility of your contribution. You can donate online now with your credit card. If you prefer to pay by check, please make your check payable to the AABA Law Foundation and mail it to:

AABA Law Foundation
c/o AABA
P.O. Box 387
San Francisco, CA 94104

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