Saturday Evening, November 17, 2012
In the October term, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Fisher v. University of Texas. The question presented before the Supreme Court is “Whether this Court’s decisions interpreting the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, including Grutter v. Bollinger, 539 U.S. 306 (2003), permit the University of Texas at Austin’s use of race in undergraduate admissions decisions.”
What significance will the Court’s decision have on race-conscious affirmative action policies, and how will it affect the Asian Pacific American community? This case has already stirred a debate within the Asian Pacific American community about the impact of affirmative action policies and has cast a spotlight on the stereotype of Asian Pacific Americans as the model minority. This program promises to be a lively discussion that should not be missed.
James C. Ho
Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP;
Formerly Solicitor General of Texas
Chief Legal Officer, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, Head of the Office of the Chairman, and Corporate Secretary, Newegg.com, Inc.; Co-founder and Board Member, Asian American Legal Foundation
Neal K. Katyal
Partner, Hogan Lovells;
Formerly Acting U.S. Solicitor General
Karen K. Narasaki
Immediate Past President and Executive Director, Asian American Justice Center
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, Churchill Downs Inc.;
Co-founder and Board Member, Asian American Legal Foundation
Attendees have a special opportunity to tour the White House with up to two guests. Please be aware that attending this tour means missing the Luncheon and Plenary Session V.
Registration for this tour is now closed.
Take advantage of this special opportunity to tour Capitol Hill with up to two guests.
To go on this tour, you have to complete two steps. First, you must register yourself (and up to two guests) for this specific event, via the Convention registration website. Second, you must complete a WAVES form for yourself and your guests; these forms are available on the Convention registration website.
The deadline to register for this tour is November 5, 2012, due to security restrictions. If you register after November 5, 2012, you will be put on a wait list and will be contacted if NAPABA is able to clear you through security. You can still register for this tour, even if you have already registered for the Convention.
It may be possible to attend both the White House and Congressional tours, if the White House tour finishes on time. But, given the schedules provided, we cannot guarantee you will be able to attend both.
Co-sponsored by American International Group and AT&T Services, Inc.
With thousands of applications being submitted to their schools every year, how do schools pick the best applicants for their schools? Seasoned law school administrators will discuss what they are looking for when reviewing application files and share tips on how applicants can maximize every aspect of their application. Q&A to follow.
The Real Estate Committee is very excited to announce its first ever NAPABA Real Estate Case Study, in conjunction with the Asian American Commercial Real Estate Group of D.C.
We will begin with a discussion at the JW Marriott led by the developer and attorneys for 2055 L Street.
We will then travel to the project via the nearby Metro line for a behind-the-scenes tour. This mixed-use renovation project (which should be close to being complete by the time of the Convention) consists of commercial condominiums and a Verizon switching station, which created unique legal challenges and issues. The building is the headquarters for the National Restaurant Association, and there are a number of interesting restaurants and other retailers in the immediate area.
Spouses and guests are very welcome. Hard hats may be required at the site (pending progress of construction), and comfortable shoes are definitely recommended since we will be doing a fair amount of walking. All attendees will need to purchase their own Metro tickets. Estimated round-trip cost is $4.00 per person.
Holding court in the nation’s capital has a whole new meaning now that “44” (a/k/a President Barack Obama) has moved networking from the back room to the back court. Bring your game!
This basketball game will give Convention participants a chance to play full-court, five-on-five games. The Tournament format may consist of a round robin or pair NAPABA against NAPALSA.
You will need to register ahead of time for this event ($15 fee).
Black-tie optional; traditional/ethnic formal attire encouraged.
Pledge of Allegiance
Remarks by Nimesh Patel, NAPABA President 2011–2012
Installation of NAPABA and NAPALSA Boards
Remarks by Wendy C. Shiba, NAPABA President 2012–2013
A Conversation with Supreme Court Justice Sonia M. Sotomayor
The Hon. Denny Chin
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Wendy Wen Yun Chang
Partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP
Remarks by 2012 Host Committee
2013 Convention Preview
NAPABA Law Foundation Scholarship Awards
Mercedes-Benz Sweepstakes Drawing
Hon. Edward M. Chen
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
Paul O. Hirose
Of Counsel, Perkins Coie LLP
Jessie K. Liu
Partner, Jenner & Block LLP
Close out the Convention and ring in Incoming President Wendy Shiba’s term with karaoke and conversation.
This is a free event, and you don’t need to register ahead of time.