APALSA Origins Banquet, March 26, 2015

Happy attendees: (clockwise from top left) 1L Magnus Gan; 2L Lizzie Murphy (APALSA secretary); LLM students Mayumi Inaba, Ju Hyun Lee, and Peng Qian; and 2L Diana Duan.

APALSA Origins Banquet, March 26, 2015

2L Nick Loukides (APALSA vice president) and 2L Gaby McKee (right), are joined by a guest at the event.

APALSA Origins Banquet, March 26, 2015

2Ls Fred Neary, Chris Maduforo, Neil Patel, and Taylor Bruun are joined by guest Blair Marsh (standing).

APALSA Origins Banquet, March 26, 2015

1L Anwesha Banerjee performed beautifully for the guests.

APALSA Origins Banquet, March 26, 2015

2Ls Dayna Chikamoto (APALSA president) and Christina Wong (APALSA treasurer) chat with keynote speaker Reena Bajowala, '05.

APALSA Origins Banquet, March 26, 2015

1Ls Yifu Chen and Evan Lum pal around at the event.

APALSA Origins Banquet, March 26, 2015

Kathryn Loncarich (left) of Jenner & Block chats with Vivian Chang, '11, senior law clerk for Justice Richard H. Bernstein of the Michigan Supreme Court.

APALSA Origins Banquet, March 26, 2015

1L Katie Joh; Vivian Chang, '11; 2L Victoria Peng (APALSA external chair); and 1L Stacie Cho (APALSA 1L rep).

APALSA Origins Banquet, March 26, 2015

2Ls Christina Wong (APALSA treasurer), Alison Rogers, and Sarah Youngblood.

APALSA Origins Banquet, March 26, 2015

1L Raina Bhatt enjoys chatting with her dinner companion.

APALSA Origins Banquet, March 26, 2015

2Ls Kevin Kim and Paul Kim, 2014 APALSA Public Interest Fellowship recipients, pose with 2015 recipients and 1Ls Rasmeet Singh and Jennifer Chae.

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION  Michigan Law's Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) hosted the 10th annual Origins banquet March 26 at the Michigan Union. The event celebrates diversity in the legal profession and includes the awarding of APALSA's 1L Public Interest Fellowship. This year's recipients are Rasmeet Singh and Jennifer Chae. Reena Bajowala, '05, a partner in the Litigation Department at Jenner & Block in Chicago, was the keynote speaker.

Photos by Elizabeth Wight.

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