Please join AACTLA for our

5th Annual Installation Gala
"RISE AND DEFEND"
FRIDAY  JULY 27, 2018

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  L. SONG RICHARDSON, UC Irvine School of Law School

China Live, San Francisco
644 Broadway, San Francisco CA 94133

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We will honoring our 2018 JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP recipient at the dinner!
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  KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  L. Song Richardson   An award-winning teacher and scholar, L. Song Richardson is the dean of UC Irvine School of Law, and the only woman of color to serve in this role among U.S. News & World Report's top 30 law schools.  Dean Richardson's interdisciplinary research uses lessons from cognitive and social psychology to study criminal procedure, criminal law and policing. Currently, she is working on a book that examines the legal and moral implications of mind sciences research on policing and criminal procedure. Her scholarship has been published by law journals at Yale, Cornell, Northwestern, Southern California, and Minnesota, among others. Her article, "Police Efficiency and the Fourth Amendment" was selected as a "Must Read" by the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys. Her co-edited book, The Constitution and the Future of Criminal Justice in America, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2013.  Dean Richardson's legal career has included partnership at a boutique criminal law firm and work as a state and federal public defender in Seattle, Washington. She was also an Assistant Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. Immediately upon graduation from law school, she was a Skadden Arps Public Interest Fellow with the National Immigration Law Center in Los Angeles and the Legal Aid Society's Immigration Unit in Brooklyn, NY. She has been featured in numerous local and national news programs, including "48 Hours."

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  L. Song Richardson

An award-winning teacher and scholar, L. Song Richardson is the dean of UC Irvine School of Law, and the only woman of color to serve in this role among U.S. News & World Report's top 30 law schools.

Dean Richardson's interdisciplinary research uses lessons from cognitive and social psychology to study criminal procedure, criminal law and policing. Currently, she is working on a book that examines the legal and moral implications of mind sciences research on policing and criminal procedure. Her scholarship has been published by law journals at Yale, Cornell, Northwestern, Southern California, and Minnesota, among others. Her article, "Police Efficiency and the Fourth Amendment" was selected as a "Must Read" by the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys. Her co-edited book, The Constitution and the Future of Criminal Justice in America, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2013.

Dean Richardson's legal career has included partnership at a boutique criminal law firm and work as a state and federal public defender in Seattle, Washington. She was also an Assistant Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. Immediately upon graduation from law school, she was a Skadden Arps Public Interest Fellow with the National Immigration Law Center in Los Angeles and the Legal Aid Society's Immigration Unit in Brooklyn, NY. She has been featured in numerous local and national news programs, including "48 Hours."

 

 

 
 

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The Asian American Criminal Trial Lawyers Association is a non-profit organization of criminal defense attorneys, judges and law students dedicated to serving the Asian American community. The mission of AACTLA is to improve the study and practice of criminal defense, to promote the fair administration of justice for all by ensuring the meaningful participation of Asian Americans in the legal profession.  Through the volunteer work of its members, AACTLA offers a variety of service programs, including regular free legal clinics, professional development programs for attorneys, and mentorship for law students and attorneys. 

AACTLA strives to provide a voice for the Asian American community in our advocacy both in and out of the courtroom.

 

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