Call for Nominations (2018-2019)

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2018-2019 CAPALF AWARDS

The Board of the Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty (CAPALF) is collecting nominations for each of three CAPALF awards, which are described below.  Please consider nominating your colleagues for an award.  Nominations should be made in writing, in the form of a 1 to 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 nominations is August 19, 2018, Sunday.

The recipients of the awards will be notified by early September and they will be honored at this year’s joint CAPALF and Western Law Professors of Color (WLPOC) Conference, which will be held at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law on October 18-20, 2018.

Professor Keith Aoki Asian Pacific American Jurisprudence Award

The Professor Keith Aoki Asian Pacific American Jurisprudence Award was established by the 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 UC 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 Jurisprudence 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.

Prior Keith Aoki Asian Pacific American Jurisprudence Award recipients:

Pat Chew (Pittsburgh) (2011)
Bill Ong Hing (USF) (2011)
Frank Wu (UC Hastings) (2012-2013)
Gabriel (Jack) Chin (UC Davis) (2014-2015)
Bob Chang (Seattle) (2015-2016)
Leti Volpp (UC Berkeley) (2016-2017).

Professor Chris Kando Iijima Teacher and Mentor Award 

The Professor Chris Kando Iijima Teacher and Mentor Award was established by the 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 Kando Iijima Teacher and Mentor Award may be granted by CAPALF to an outstanding law teacher who, in the course of her or his 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.

Prior Chris Kando Iijima Teacher and Mentor Award recipients:

Lisa Ikemoto (UC Davis) (2011)
Neil Gotanda (Western State) (2011)
Hiroshi Motomura (UCLA) (2012-2013)
Carol Izumi (UC Hastings) (2014-2015)
Cynthia Ho (Loyola Chicago) (2015-2016)
Fred Yen (Boston College) (2016-2017).

Professor Eric K. Yamamoto Emerging Scholar Award

The Professor Eric K. 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 K. 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.

Prior Eric K. Yamamoto Emerging Scholar Award recipients:

Colleen Chien (Santa Clara) (2012-2013)
Nancy Leong (Denver) (2014-2015)
Catherine Kim (UNC Chapel Hill) (2015-2016)
Sarah Seo (Iowa) (2016-2017).

Please send your nominations for these awards via e-mail to:

Christina Chong
Associate Director of Academic Skills
UC Irvine, School of Law
cchong@law.uci.edu

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.  No presently-serving member of the CAPALF Board is eligible.  Members of the current CAPALF Board are Nancy Chi Cantalupo (Barry), Christina Chong (UC Irvine), Jeremiah Ho (UMass-Dartmouth), Margaret Hu (Washington and Lee), Brant Lee (Akron), and Rebecca Lee (Thomas Jefferson).

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