AABA LAW FOUNDATION


For over 30 years, the AABA Law Foundation has provided scholarships and grants to law students committed to the Asian Pacific American community. In 2022, the Foundation awarded $100,000 in scholarships and grants including:

  • The 10,000 Justice Harry W. Low Fellowship funded by the Family and Friends of Justice Harry W. Low;

  • The $10,000 Garrick S. Lew Fellowship funded by the Minami, Tamaki, Yamauchi, Kwok and Lee Foundation;
  • The $10,000 Salle Yoo and Jeff Gray Charitable Foundation summer grants/scholarships for a $5,000 summer public interest/public service grant and a $5,000 summer judicial externship grant;
  • The $5,000 Raymond L. Ocampo Jr. Family Scholarship;
  • The $5,000 Joe Morozumi Scholarship funded by Dale Minami, Joan Haratani, Michael Lee, Christine Noma, and AABA members/donors, including past recipients of the Joe Morozumi Award for Exceptional Legal Advocacy;
  • The $5,000 Asian Pacific American Judges’ Scholarship funded by Asian American judges in the Bay Area and AABA members/donors;
  • The $5,000 Chao-Fujioka Scholarship for International Law funded by Cedric Chao and Judge Margaret Fujioka (Alameda County);

  • The $5,000 Chao-Fujioka Scholarship for Public Law and Government Service funded by Cedric Chao and Judge Margaret Fujioka (Alameda County);

  • The $5,000 Puri Family Scholarship funded by Judge Vedica Puri (San Francisco County), and matched by the Foundation and AABA members;

  • The $5,000 AABA Law Foundation Scholarship funded by AABA members/donors;
  • The $5,000 Change Lawyers 3L Diversity Scholarship funded by the State Bar’s ChangeLawyers Foundation and matched by AABA members/donors;
  • The $20,000 Charles and Melita Jung Charitable Fund Public Interest Grant, matched  by the Foundation and AABA members; and

  • The $10,000 Raymond L. Ocampo Jr. Justice Fund Public Interest Grant, matched  by Larry Chew, Millie Jew and Varian, a Siemens Healthineers company.

Our scholarship award recipients will utilize their scholarships to finance their law school education, to provide direct legal support to APIA and underserved communities, or to pursue opportunities to build successful careers in law.

The Foundation will award three public interest grants to community organizations in 2022. Through the generosity of its donors, the Foundation was able to meet a matching challenge from the Charles and Melita Jung Charitable Foundation and awarded $10,000 each to Korean American East Bay Senior Center and Asian Women’s Shelter to support the work they do to advocate for the Asian American community. The Raymond L. Ocampo Jr. Foundation’s $5,000 grant, matched by Larry Chew and Millie Jew and Varian, a Siemens Healthineers company, for a total of $10,000, will be awarded to Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus to support their advocacy work with low-income communities.

New in 2022,  the Foundation announced the availability of four new scholarships for law students. Past AABA Presidents Cedric Chao and Judge Margaret Fujioka (Alameda County) generously committed $100,000 to fund two scholarships each year: the Chao-Fujioka Family Scholarships for Public Law/Government Service and International Law. In 2022, each scholarship will be $5,000. In addition, The Puri Family Scholarship, generously funded by Judge Vedica Puri (San Francisco County), and matched by the Foundation and AABA members, was awarded to an outstanding candidate with a commitment and demonstrated interest to legal and social issues facing women of color. Finally, in the summer 2022, the Foundation will award the $10,000 Justice Harry W. Low Fellowship for a graduating law student who has committed to work in a public interest/public service position, funded by the friends and family of Justice Harry W. Low.

The Foundation is grateful for our donors’ generosity. Thank you once again! Your support will provide crucial opportunities to the next generation of APA lawyers dedicated to serving their communities.

AABA Law Foundation Board of Directors 2022


President
Celia Lee
Goldfarb & Lipman LLP


Treasurer
Christine Noma
Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP


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




Lawrence Chew
Varian, a Siemens Healthineers company


Dorothy (Dot) Liu
Hanson Bridgett LLP




Marie Ma
Gap Inc.


Stanley Young
Covington & Burling LLP




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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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