About the Pathways to Law School Conference
Started in 2010, Pathways to Law (formerly known as "Legally Asian") is an annual SF 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, and we recognize the importance of students meeting and learning from real attorneys when considering a legal career.
Our FREE, all-day conference features several panels of attorneys and judges, a law student panel, and an interactive mock law class component. The conference is hosted by the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area and typically co-sponsored by Bay Area law schools, minority bar associations, and other organizations in the community. Students from all backgrounds, their families, and educators are welcome. We hope you'll join us for our next conference!
Join us for our 2019 prelaw conference! Please follow us through this website, our social media pages, or email us at AABAPathways@gmail.com.
Saturday, March 23, 2019
9 AM to 4 PM
University of California, Hastings College of the Law
200 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Alumni Reception Center
8:30 - 9:00 AM
Registration and Breakfast
9:00 - 9:20 AM
Opening Statement from the Asian American Bar Association
John Hamasaki: AABA Vice President and founder of Hamasaki Law
9:20 - 10:20 AM
Public Interest and Public Service Panel
Moderator - Shining Hsu: Deputy Attorney General, California Department of Justice
Justice Carin Fujisaki: Associate Justice, Division Three of the First Appellate District Court of California
Dorothy Proudfoot: Administrative Law Judge, San Francisco Rent Board
Keith Fong: Career Law Clerk to the Hon. Saundra Brown Armstrong, U.S. District Court, N.D. Cal.
10:20 - 10:30 AM
10:30 - 11:00 AM
Law Student Panel
Kayla Liu: UC Hastings College of Law, Class of 2019
Andrew Nguyen: UC Berkeley School of Law, Class of 2019
Thi Tran: Santa Clara University Law School, Class of 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Interactive Mock Law Class
Professor Eugene Kim: University of San Francisco School of Law
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Lunch and Networking
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Alternative Careers Panel
Moderator - Anthony Wan: Founder of Wealthboost Advisors
Ly Ly: Agent, Compass Real Estate
Serena Lee: General Manager, JAMS San Francisco
Mariko Yoshihara: Legislative Counsel & Policy Director, California Employment Lawyers Association
2:00 - 2:10 PM
2:10 - 3:10 PM
Private Practice Panel
Moderator - Rob Uy: Partner, Uy Law Group
Kelly Matayoshi: Senior Associate, Farella Braun + Martell LLP
Marie Ma: Associate General Counsel, Gap Inc.
Jennifer Lee: Senior Associate, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
3:10 - 3:30 PM
Prize Drawing and Closing Statement