Past APABA Public Interest Fellowship Recipients

Kim Lynn Hoang (2004 Fellow)
Kim spent the summer of her fellowship working as a law clerk in the Asian and Pacific Islander Community Outreach Unit at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. Kim worked with domestic violence victims, including helping them seek shelter, obtain restraining orders against their abusers, and obtain divorces or immigration status. She also provided assistance to victims of human trafficking, specifically for victims of the American Samoa human trafficking incident. Kim graduated from Loyola Law School in 2005. She currently practices family law.

Linda Van (2005 Fellow)
Linda is the 2005 recipient of APABA's Law Student Summer Fellowship. Linda spent the summer of her fellowship working as the Vietnamese law clerk in the Asian and Pacific Islander Community Outreach Unit at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. She assisted in a variety of cases including, bankruptcy, immigration, domestic violence, and human trafficking. Linda graduated from Western State University College of Law in 2007. She is currently a licensed California real estate broker. Her current projects include a housing charity that provides cost-free transitional housing for homeless families with children and displaced veterans.

Danny Yoo (2006 Fellow)
During the summer of his fellowship, Danny worked as a law clerk in the Impact Litigation Unit at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center. He graduated from Loyola Law School in 2007. Danny currently works at Leibert Cassidy Whitmore on labor and employment issues.

Eugene Ngai (2007 Fellow)
Eugene is the 2007 recipient of APABA's Law Student Summer Fellowship. He worked as a law clerk in Neighborhood Legal Services' Workers' Rights Unit. Eugene provided legal assistance to indigent workers in the San Gabriel Valley who were seeking to recover regular and overtime wages. Eugene graduated from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law in 2009. He is currently a healthcare transactions attorney at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, LLP.

Jacqueline Dan (2008 Fellow)
Jacqueline spent the summer of her fellowship as a law clerk in the Impact Litigation Unit at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center. Jacqueline also provided deportation defense at the Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project of Catholic Charities. Jacqueline graduated from UCLA School of Law in 2010. She currently works on immigration cases at the Orange County office of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center.

Julie Nguyen (2009 Fellow)
During the summer of her fellowship, Julie worked as a law clerk in the Torture Survivors Project at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. She provided legal assistance to Vietnamese refugees seeking political asylum. Julie graduated from the University of Pacific McGeorge School of Law in 2010. She currently works as a civil litigation associate at the Core Law Group, LLP.

Kathy Khommarath (2010 Fellow)
Kathy is the 2010 recipient of APABA's Law Student Summer Fellowship. She worked as a law clerk in the Impact Litigation Unit at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center. Kathy conducted legal research on H-1B visa employee discrimination, racial discrimination against retail customers, laws governing workplace English-only policies, and facially unconstitutional statutes. She also assisted in advocating against Arizona's SB1070. She graduated from Southwestern Law School in 2013. Kathy currently works at the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles.

Hyun-Young Na (2011 Fellow)
During the summer of her fellowship, Hyun-Young worked as a Korean law clerk in the Asian and Pacific Islander Community Outreach Unit at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. In addition to providing interpretation services to monolingual Korean clients on various legal issues, Hyun-Young assisted domestic violence victims and Korean human trafficking victims. Hyun-Young graduated from Southwestern Law School in 2011. She currently works as an outside contractor for Hire Counsel and volunteers for the Korean Resource Center.

James Yoon (2012 Fellow)
James is the 2012 recipient of APABA's Summer Fellowship. He worked as a law clerk in the Impact Litigation Unit at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center. James assisted on policy initiatives related to Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine School of Law in May 2013 and will work as a Judge Advocate in the Navy JAG Corps.

Hyun Mike Lee (2013 Fellow)
Mike is the 2013 recipient of APABA's Summer Fellowship. He is a 2L at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. During his 1L summer, Mike interned full-time at the UCLA Labor Center of Research and Education in Los Angeles. In addition, he is assisting Professor Stephen Lee at UCI law in his scholarship in immigration and labor law and also working pro bono as a legal intern for Akin Gump & Feld LLP in the Koreantown redistricting case. After graduation, Mike hopes to focus his career in immigration and labor law.

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