9/13/14 讲座:您的孩子希望成为一名律师?

湾区华人律师协会/斯坦福中国法律与政策协会讲座:如果,您的孩子希望成为一名律师?
湾区的朋友们,
您的孩子或者您自己如果希望当医生,当教授,或者当电脑工程师,您大概都会觉得是不错的选择,也知道需要怎么做什么才能达到这个目标。但是,对于律师这个行业,您也许稍微陌生一点,不知道这个行业是否稳定,不知道怎么才能做得成功,也不知道万一哪天不愿意当律师了,还有哪些职业是接受过法律教育的人可以从事的。
湾区华人律师协会和斯坦福大学的中国法律与政策协会将于9月13日下午2-4点在斯坦福大学法学院举办一个免费讲座,希望能够回答您的这些问题。该讲座的讲员既有资深的律师,有在政府工作的检察官,曾经的市长,还有转行做初创企业的科技创业者。同时我们还邀请了斯坦福大学法学院指导学生就业的副院长。他们将与您分享从事法律行业的苦与乐,并且解答您可能有的问题。我们热忱欢迎您的参与。具体信息和注册方式请看下面通知。

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Legal Career for Chinese/Asian American Children – the Good, the Bad, and the Unexpected
Many Chinese American and some Asian American parents and students possess certain stereotypes and misconception over law school and the legal profession. They often think there is a high entry barrier to enter the legal profession given the fact that law school is expensive and trials are intimidating. At the same time, it is often heard that lawyers have relatively high income and some rise to prominent positions in the public and private sectors (e.g., 24 out of the 44 presidents of the United States had “lawyer” as their occupation, 55 of the 100 members of the 113th US Senate have legal background).
So, parents, is the legal profession a good or bad option for your children or yourself? Chinese American Lawyers of the Bay Area (CALOBA) and Stanford Law School’s China Law and Policy Association (CLPA) will be hosting a free seminar on this very topic. What does it take to be admitted to law school? What are the typical career paths after law school? How does legal education or practice help further one’s career goal, whether such a goal relates to intellectual challenges, services to the society, or self-fulfillment, or is not much more than just fame and fortune?
We have assembled an extraordinary panel of speakers with diverse background to share with you their experiences and perspective of the legal career. We anticipate a lively discussion; please join us!
The panelists include:
  • Michael Farn, Partner, Fenwick & West (Moderator)
  • Charles Huang, Deputy District Attorney, Santa Clara County, President of NAPIPPA
  • Otto Lee, Former mayor of Sunnyvale
  • On Lu, Partner, Director of APAC Practice, Novak Druce
  • Susan Robinson, Associate Dean for Career Services, Stanford Law School
  • Christie Wang, Entrepreneur & former in-house counsel at HP
The following topics will be covered:
  1. Getting in and surviving law school – an overview of the law school application process and how much it costs, life in law school, different law school programs, finding internships, campus recruiting while at law school.
  2. “Standard” career paths after law school – jobs in large or small law firms, corporations, non-profits, and the government (and, how much do they make?)
  3. Reformed lawyers – many lawyers have left the legal profession and become successful in another profession (e.g., entrepreneurs, corporate executives, politicians). How does one’s legal training help (or not help) him/her in such endeavors?
Time, Venue and Registration:
DateSeptember 13, 2014 (Saturday) – 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Place: Stanford Law School (Room 280B at the F.I.R. Classroom Building) Address: 559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford, CA 94305
Who we are:
CALOBAChinese American Lawyers of the Bay Area (CALOBA; 湾区华人律师协会) is a non- profit mutual benefit organization of mostly Chinese attorneys, law students and other professionals. One general purpose of the organization is to facilitate the mutual understanding and dialog of U.S. and Chinese laws between the legal professionals of two countries. As the economies of the U.S. and China are increasingly intertwined, lawyers on both sides are collaborating to assist a greater flow of cross-border transactions to enable the two countries to prosper together with the aid of one another.
CLPAThe China Law and Policy Association (CLPA) is dedicated to increasing student and faculty understanding of pressing China-related legal issues at Stanford Law School, in addition to fostering ties between Stanford, legal practitioners and scholars in China, and the greater China-interested community in the U.S. The CLPA’s mission is to seek out salient legal and policy issues that affect aspects of modern Chinese business, politics, and society and present them to both the law school and the broader Bay Area communities. Each year, the CLPA hosts a number of lunch and dinner events featuring a broad spectrum of speakers, many from China, including scholars, attorneys, judges, policy-makers, entrepreneurs, and diplomats.
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