Congratulations to Claire Chang (Whittier Law School, Class of 2015) and Peggy Hsieh (USC, Gould School of Law, Class of 2016), who were awarded Lim Ruger Foundation scholarships at the annual Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association’s 40th Anniversary Installation & Awards Banquet on April 17, 2015. Ms. Chang currently serves as the Vice President of Whittier Law School’s Student Bar Association and is involved with the Orange County Asian American Bar Association’s mission to promote diversity. She plans to continue her community service efforts at pro bono legal clinics and to learn legal terms in Mandarin to better communicate with Mandarin-speaking clients. Ms. Hsieh commits herself to the SCCLA Monthly Community Clinic, Asian Americans Advancing Justice LA, and other Asian American Pacific Islander non-profit organizations to provide services for those in need. She will continue her volunteer efforts to utilize her bilingual skills in legal clinics and public interest events in the Los Angeles area.
Also, congratulations to Tommy Huynh (UCLA, School of Law, Class of 2015), who will receive the Lim Ruger Foundation scholarship at the annual Japanese American Bar Association’s Installation & Awards Gala on May 1, 2015. Mr. Huynh currently holds the position of Chief Comments Editor of the Asian Pacific American Law Journal. He also serves as a mentor in an outreach program at UCLA designed to increase diversity of law schools. Upon graduation, he has secured a position with Arnold and Porter, and plans to work pro bono on behalf of limited English speaking individuals who have difficulty accessing government-funded health care coverage and housing.