Each year, the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association at the University of Pennsylvania Law School hosts a conference that engages law students, experienced practitioners, and distinguished speakers from around the country. Last year, we welcomed over 200 guests and nearly thirty speakers to Philadelphia.
With last year’s agenda and theme, “Asian Redefined: New Voices in a New Era,” we looked toward the future with the intent to examine how the next wave of Asian Americans can help forge new paths and break new barriers for our burgeoning demographic.
This year, it is my pleasure to invite you to our 14th Annual Conference, Crescendo: Amplifying the Asian-American Voice. Our goal is to examine critical issues specific to the Asian Pacific American legal community that are rarely openly discussed. Our anticipated panel topics will range from mental health in the Asian Pacific American legal community to the glass ceiling for minorities in big law firms to the model minority myth. We hope that this conference will not only raise awareness on these topics, but also foster an ongoing dialogue on solutions and different avenues for progress.
We look forward to welcoming you to the beautiful city of Philadelphia!
Sherry Shen, Conference Chair
The University of Pennsylvania Law School