SU Law Students Win ABAW Scholarships

At its sixteenth annual dinner held on October 21, the Asian Bar Association of Washington awarded four scholarships to Washington law students. Three of those scholarships went to Seattle University School of Law students: Stella Cheung, Catherine LeVuong, and Maili Barber.

Stella Cheung, 3L, was named the Yamashita Scholar. She is a student leader for the International District Community Justice Center, a volunteer Cantonese and Mandarin interpreter for the ATJI Language Bank, a treasurer in the ACLU, and active in APILSA and the Access to Justice Institute. In the summer of 2004, she externed for the Honorable Zulema Hinojos-Fall at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Ms. Cheung is a first generation Chinese American who immigrated to the U.S. as a young adult, and has overcome considerable adversity on her path to become an attorney.

Catherine LeVuong, 2L, was named an ABAW Scholar. She is a Board member of APILSA, a member of Law Review and the Moot Court Board, and an organizer and competitor in the Thomas Tang National Moot Court Competition. Ms. LeVuong also volunteers with Tet in Seattle, a non-profit Vietnamese cultural organization.

Dinah Choi, 3L at the University of Washington School of Law, was named an ABAW Scholar. She is the President of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, a judicial extern for the Honorable Margaret McKeown for the Ninth Circuit, Vice President of the Moot Court Honor Board, and serves on the ABAW Board and the KABA Board. She is "determined to use my legal career to continue serving the community by advocating for equal access to justice on behalf of underrepresented and disenfranchised individuals.”

Maili Barber, 2L, was named the Northwest Minority Job Fair Scholar. She is the current President of APILSA and a volunteer in the International District at the Community Justice Center. She is also active in the Black Law Students Association, the Hispanic Organization for Legal Advancement, and the Public Interest Law Foundation. Ms. Barber placed second in the 2004 Thomas Tang Civil Rights Moot Court Competition and will compete in the regional competition.

Congratulations to all of the recipients!