Congratulations, 2011 BALIF/APABA-SV
Law Student Achievement Scholarship Recipients Chris Chou and Tuan Ngo!
Each year, the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley (APABA-SV) awards Achievement Scholarships to law students throughout the San Francisco bay area. This year, APABA-SV partnered with BALIF in funding two scholarships to recognize law students who have demonstrated leadership and service to the Asian Pacific American and LGBT communities, overcome personal hardships or challenges, and shown excellence and achievement in law school. Stanford Law's Chris Chou and UC Hastings' Tuan Ngo were selected as the 2011 BALIF/APABA-SV Law Student Scholarship recipients.
Chris Chou is a JD/PhD (economics) student at Stanford University , and received a BA in Mathematics and Political Science from Northwestern University . Over the last year, Chris has worked on housing equity issues at Public Advocates and interned with the Land Use team at the San Francisco Office of the City Attorney. Chris is pursuing a career in land use/municipal law. He is an active member of BALIF, the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area, and the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley. Originally from Detroit , Michigan , Chris enjoys eating, drinking, and has been known to partake in karaoke.
Tuan Ngo is a JD student at UC Hastings and received a BA at Occidental College . The joint scholarship from BALIF and Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley allowed him to spend his summer at Greenlining Institute, where he authored a report, "Corporate American Untaxed," looking at tax reforms. Tuan is an active member of Hastings OutLaw, where he helps organize a symposium on the changing landscape within the LGBTI community. In 2003, Tuan founded a Leprosy English Camp in the Surin province of Thailand . Tuan has worked for the Tides Foundation, was a Coro Fellow, and has produced a documentary on Vietnam 's political and economic change. Tuan is a Lieutenant Governor of the Law Student Division of the ABA and a board member of the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California.