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)