Friday, December 14, 2012

          UC Hastings Hosts 20th Anniversary of the Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty

          UC Hastings is proud to serve as host for the 20th anniversary of the Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty (CAPALF), Feb. 1-2, 2013. 

          In 1994, CAPALF was created to give Asian Pacific American law faculty a uniquely supportive and relevant forum for the presentation of scholarship, discussion of timely and important legal, policy, political, and social issues, pedagogic demonstrations, and interdisciplinary collaboration. 

          The theme of the 2013 conference is “Looking Back to the Future: Twenty Years of APAs in the Academy.” 

          "This conference has made my career as a professor," says UC Hastings Chancellor & Dean Frank H. Wu. "I've been involved from the beginning. When I started in the academy, there were few Asian Americans studying law and virtually no Asian Americans teaching law. I found a community through CAPALF."

          On Friday, Feb. 1st, there will be a plenary panel on APA scholarship, a small group breakout session, the keynote speaker luncheon, concurrent Work-in-Progress sessions, a plenary panel on gender representations of APAs, the Vincent Chin Trial Re-Enactment with Second Circuit Judge Denny Chin and Chancellor & Dean Frank H. Wu, and a Skyroom reception that includes the inaugural presentation of the Eric Yamamoto Emerging Scholar Award and a recognition of Korematsu Day. 

          On Saturday, Feb. 2nd, the conference continues with more Work-in-Progress sessions, a plenary on the Asian American movement and pan-Asian identity, and a luncheon featuring the second annual presentation of the Chris Iijima Teacher and Mentor Award and the Keith Aoki Asian American Jurisprudence Award.

          Program Schedule

          Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013

          • 6:00-8:00 Pre-Conference Reception at Izumi/Wu home for registrants (address sent to all registrants via email)

          Friday, Feb. 1, 2013

          • 8:30-9:00 Registration opens: UC Hastings, 200 McAllister Street (cross street is Hyde, Civic Center Bart and Muni), Alumni Reception Center (ARC), 2nd floor
          • 8:30-9:00 Continental breakfast and networking (Location: ARC)
          • 9:00-9:15 Welcome by Dean Wu, remarks by UC Hastings Professors Eumi K. Lee and Carol Izumi (Location: ARC)
          • 9:15-10:30 Plenary: “Looking Back to the Future: Twenty Years of APAs in the Academy” with Fred Yen (Boston College Law); Jerry Kang (UCLA Law); Madhavi Sunder (UC Davis Law); Muneer Ahmad (Yale) (Location: ARC)
          • 10:30-10:45 Coffee Break (Location: ARC)
          • 10:45-11:45 Small Group Session (Location: ARC)
          • 11:45-12:00 Break (Location: ARC)
          • Noon-1:15 Luncheon with Keynote Speaker Justice Goodwin Liu of the California Supreme Court (Location: ARC)
          • 1:30-2:45 Concurrent Work-In-Progress Sessions (Location: ARC, Baxter Moot Courtroom, Library 620A, 620B, Tower CJC Seminar, CJC 325 – student volunteers and UCH faculty will act as guides)
          • 2:45-3:00 Coffee Break (Location: ARC)
          • 3:00-4:15 Plenary: “From Suzie Wong to Linsanity: Gender Representations of APAs” with Rose Cuison-Villazor (and moderator, UC Davis); Philip Gotanda, playwright (UC Hastings alum); Celine Parreñas Shimuzu (UC Santa Barbara); Kim Pearson (Gonzaga Law) (Location: ARC)
          • 4:30-6:00 Vincent Chin Trial Re-Enactment: Judge Denny Chin and Chancellor Frank Wu with special guests (Location: 198 McAllister St., Baxter Moot Courtroom)
          • 6:00-8:00 Reception in Skyroom with Presentation of first Eric Yamamoto Emerging Scholar Award and Recognition of Korematsu Day (Location: The Tower, 100 McAllister St., 24th floor)

          Sat., Feb. 2, 2013

          • 8:30-9:00 Continental breakfast and networking (Location: 100 McAllister St. (cross street is Leavenworth), Clara Foltz lounge) 
          • 9:00-10:15 Plenary: “The End of Asian American History?” with Angelo Ancheta (and moderator, Santa Clara Law); Dr. Franklin Odo, (retired, Smithsonian APA Program Director; Dr. Grace Yoo, (SF State, Asian Am studies); Hina Shah (Golden Gate Law School) (Location: 198 McAllister St., Baxter Moot Courtroom)
          • 10:15-10:30 Coffee Break (Location: 100 McAllister St. (cross street is Leavenworth), Clara Foltz lounge)
          • 10:30-11:45 Concurrent Work-In-Progress Sessions (Location: Clara Foltz lounge)
          • 12:00-1:30 Lunch: Presentation of Chris Iijima Teacher and Mentor Award and Keith Aoki Asian American Jurisprudence Award (Location: The Tower, 100 McAllister St., Skyroom, 24th Floor)

          Registration Rates

          • $250 Early Bird Rate (if registered by December 30, 2012)
          • $275 Regular Registration Rate
          • $135 Teaching Fellow Rate
          • UC Hastings Student volunteers will be admitted free of charge
          • Click here to register: Register for the 20th Anniversary of CAPALF.


          UC Hastings has reserved a limited block of rooms at the following hotel.Mention CAPALF/UC Hastings when you make your reservation. You are advised to make your reservation soon in order to secure the conference rate.

          Hotel Abri 127 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
          866-778-6169 |
          Deluxe Queen: $167/night plus taxes
          Deluxe Double/Double: $197/night plus taxes
          Booking Link:

          Contact Information

          Professor Carol L. Izumi
          (415) 581-8829


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