APABA's APAHM Event: A Panel Discussion on Fisher v. University of Texas

  • Thursday, May 23, 2013
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • APALC, 1145 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017
APABA is proud to present its annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Event: A Panel Discussion on Fisher v. University of Texas:  The Impact of Race-Conscious Admissions on the Asian-American Community.  Though Fisher did not directly deal with Asian-Americans, the issue of race-conscious admissions (also known as “affirmative action”) and the experience of the Asian-American community has come to the fore in this case.  Both proponents and antagonists of race-conscious admissions programs have referred to the Asian-American experience in support of their arguments, and indeed, Asian-American groups have submitted positions on both sides of the issue.

This panel discussion will explore the impact of race-conscious admissions to the Asian-American community and to diversity, generally.  The Supreme Court will soon opine on this issue, and the panel will examine the nuances of how Fisher may impact our communities.

Susan Wilbur, Ph.D., Director of Undergraduate Admissions, UCLA
Laboni Hoq, Esq., Asian Pacific American Legal Center
Albert Giang, Esq., Caldwell Leslie & Proctor, PC

Moderated by Mike Eng, former California Assemblymember and Los Angeles County Community College Trustee-elect

This event is FREE.  RSVP by May 20, 2013 to contactapaba@gmail.com (subject line: APAHM Event).  For more information, please see the event flyer.

1.5 hours of general MCLE credit available.  APABA is a State Bar of California-approved MCLE provider.

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