About the Pathways to Law Conference

Hosted by AABA's Community Services Committee

Started in 2010, Pathways to Law (formerly known as "Legally Asian") is AABA's annual 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. We recognize the importance of students meeting and learning from real attorneys with Asian Pacific Islander backgrounds when considering a legal career.

This year, the Pathways to Law conference hosted by the Asian American Bar Association will be taking place as an online, live panel series. The purpose of this conference is to encourage college and high school students, especially those from diverse backgrounds, to pursue a law degree. We will discuss career options available with a law degree from the perspective of persons from Asian and Pacific Islander backgrounds. The conference features distinguished panelists who have used their law degrees in a variety of ways.

This event is FREE for everyone.   

Registration is required to attend the conference. The link to view the event will be provided to you via email.

Pathways to Law webinars

Private Law panel

Saturday, May 8, 2021 @ 11 am - 12 pm

Moderator - Mari Bandoma Callado, Senior Associate at Dolan Law Firm

Panelist - Rhean Fajardo, Associate General Counsel, Oakland A’s

Panelist - Michelle Park Chiu, Partner at Morgan Lewis

Panelist - Matt Tabo, Founder at The Tabo Law Firm

Public Law/Public interest panel

Saturday, May 15, 2021 @ 11 am - 12 pm

Moderator - Justice Tracie L. Brown, California Court of Appeal, First District

Panelist - Justice Goodwin H. Liu, Associate Justice, California Supreme Court

Panelist - Vilaska Nguyen, Deputy Public Defender at San Francisco Public Defender’s Office 

Panelist - Kevin Lo, Staff Attorney at Asian Law Caucus

Law School Admissions PANEL

Saturday, May 22, 2021 @ 11 am - 12 pm

Moderator - Kerry Sherman, Law Student, UC Davis

Panelist - Mario Lopez, Associate Director of Admissions, Diversity Initiatives, & Community Partnerships at UC Hastings College of the Law

Panelist - Thomas Lee, Associate Director of Public Interest/Public Service Careers, Career Development Office at UC Hastings College of the Law

Panelist -  Samantha Mita, Law Student, UC Hastings

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