Lunar New Year: The Year of the Ox

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Happy Lunar New Year! The Lunar New Year marks the first new moon of the lunisolar calendars that are traditional to many East Asian countries. Fordham Law students and faculty are celebrating Asian culture and giving back within the community.

APALSA Phone Banks to Assist Mandarin and Cantonese Speaking Tenants in Applying for the NYS Homes and Community Renewal’s (HCR) COVID Rent Relief Extension Program

Students in the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association helped spearhead the Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) virtual phone clinic that helped Mandarin and Cantonese speaking individuals apply for the New York State COVID relief programs. Fordham Law students Nicholas Loh and Olympia Moy are part of the COVID Response Law School Team for AABANY. Read more.

Spotlight On: Asian Americans and the Law Course Co-taught by Judge Denny Chin

This seminar examines the history of legal regulation of people of Asian and Pacific descent within the United States and its territories. As background, it will begin with the history of Asians in the United States and the connection between race and national identity. The course will then explore the evolution of U.S. state and federal laws concerning Asians, focusing especially on immigration, naturalization, and citizenship anti-miscegenation, economic discrimination, public benefits including education and civil rights and the Japanese-American internment during World War II. The course will reflect on how the history of past regulation of Asian Americans bears upon current hot-button legal questions involving APAs and others, such as race-conscious admissions policies to selective schools and universities, and how APA experiences compare to those of other non-European descent groups.

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