The Board of the Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty (CAPALF) announces the opening of nominations for three awards. Nominations should be made in writing, in the form of a 1-2 page letter describing why the nominee should be considered for the Award, with a copy of or citation to the work meriting the award, and with an accompanying CV of the nominee. The deadline for submitting the nominations is December 14, 2012.
Professor Keith Aoki Asian Pacific American Jurisprudence Award The Professor Keith Aoki Asian Pacific American Jurisprudence Award was established by Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty in honor of the life and achievements of Keith, who was an outstanding and inspirational teacher, scholar, activist, musician and artist at the University of California, Davis, the University of Oregon, and many other places. Keith was an early and active member of CAPALF. The Professor Keith Aoki Asian Pacific American Scholarship Award may be made to an outstanding individual who, like Keith, has written or advocated on behalf of Asian Pacific American rights, or explored Asian Pacific American identity, history, or rights through law, art, music, or in other forms.
2011 Keith Aoki Asian Pacific American Jurisprudence Award recipients:
Professor Pat K. Chew, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Professor Bill Ong Hing, University of San Francisco School of Law
Professor Chris Kando Iijima Teacher and Mentor Award
The Professor Chris Kando Iijima Teacher and Mentor Award was established by Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty in honor of the life and achievements of Chris, who was a CAPALF member and a beloved and distinguished teacher and scholar at the NYU School of Law, Western New England School of Law, and the University of Hawai'i Richardson School of Law.
The Professor Chris Iijima Teacher and Mentor Award may be granted by CAPALF to an outstanding law teacher, who, in the course of her career has achieved excellence in the areas of public service, and teaching, with some consideration of scholarship. The Award is particularly aimed at law teachers who have provided support, encouragement and mentoring to colleagues, students and aspiring legal educators.
2011 Chris Kando Iijima Teacher and Mentor Award recipients:
Professor Lisa Ikemoto, UC Davis School of Law
Professor Neil Gotanda, Western State University College of Law
Professor Eric R. Yamamoto Emerging Scholar Award The Professor Eric R. Yamamoto Emerging Scholar Award was established by the Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty in honor of the achievements of Eric Yamamoto. Eric is an internationally-renowned authority on issues of redress and reconciliation and he has written and spoken extensively about how healing the wounds of past injustice by “doing justice” now can reach deeply into a nation’s social fabric. The Professor Eric R. Yamamoto Emerging Scholar Award will be given to an early-career law professor at any law school in the United States who demonstrates outstanding promise.
Please send your nominations for these awards via email to: Shruti Rana Associate Professor of Law University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law 500 West Baltimore Street Baltimore, MD 21201 firstname.lastname@example.org 410-706-7372 (Tel.) 410-706-2184 (Fax) All educators are eligible for the Aoki, and Iijima Awards, including those holding professorial rank, administrators, librarians, and clinical faculty or writing instructors regardless of title.
Early-career law professors (those with 10 years of experience or less) are eligible for the Yamamoto Award. Educators from disciplines other than law are eligible for the Aoki Award. However, no serving member of the Board or Awards Committee is eligible. Members of the CAPALF Board are Robert S. Chang (Seattle), Cynthia Cho (Loyola of Chicago), Susan Kuo ( South Carolina), Rebecca Lee (Thomas Jefferson), Shruti Rana (Maryland), L. Song Richardson (Iowa), and Rose Cuison Villazor (UC Davis). The recipients of the awards will be notified by December 21, 2012 and they will be honored next year at the CAPALF Conference, which will be held at UC Hastings College of the Law from January 31 - February 2, 2013. The Yamamoto Award will be presented on Friday night, February 1, 2013, during a reception that will also celebrate the third annual Korematsu Day. The Aoki and Iijima Awards will be presented on Saturday, February 2, 2013, at the luncheon.