New York University Asian-Pacific American Law Students Association


Leadership. Scholarship. Service.


Executive Board

NYU APALSA proudly presents our Executive Board for 2019-2020!


Organizations - PLEASE READ BELOW as opposed to solely contacting Co-Chairs so we can best serve your interests.

  • Private : Please reach out to the Professional and Outreach Chairs to assist with coordinating events.

  • Public Interest : Please reach out to the Public Interest Chairs.

  • Current and Prospective Students: Please feel free to reach out to anyone on the board, in particular the Admissions and Social Chairs, who will be able to help integrate you into the NYU Law community and direct you to whoever is best able to help.



Amanda Fang amanda.fang@law.nyu.edu

Amanda Fang

Amanda was born in the US but grew up in China and the U.K. Prior to law school, she double majored in East Asian Studies and Social Anthropology at Harvard University. Before that, she did a gap year where she worked in Israel, Italy, Rwanda, England, and China. For her 1L summer, Amanda was an ILHR Fellow at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon in The Hague. At NYU Law, she is a Moot Court Board Staff Editor and a board member of the Art Law Society and Recent College Graduate Mentors.

Nick Mendez Nicholas.Mendez@law.nyu.edu

Nick Mendez

Nick was born in Los Angeles, and grew up with his two brothers in Arlington, Virginia. He studied History at Harvard University, with a language citation in French. He spent three years after graduation working as a project assistant and in issues and crisis communications. He also spent time backpacking in Europe, where he worked on a strawberry farm in Alsace and got pretty good at sleeping on trains. In his free time, he loves to cook, travel, and play music (including violin, guitar, and mandolin). At NYU, he is a staff editor for the NYU Law Review and spent his 1L summer interning for Judge Cooper on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. You can find him in the soaking up as much time reading in the Vanderbilt Hall courtyard before the weather gets cold!

Vice Chair

Jong In (Jim) Yoon jiy213@nyu.edu

Jong In (Jim) Yoon

Jim was born in Seoul, South Korea, but moved to San Jose, CA at an early age, and currently resides in Fort Lee, NJ. He studied Political Science and East Asian Languages & Cultures at Columbia University, and after graduation, spent two years as a Senior Paralegal at a litigation boutique firm in New York City. He is a huge fan of baseball and basketball (Go Mets and Knicks!), and not surprisingly, his favorite pastime is to watch baseball and basketball games live with friends and family. At NYU Law, he also serves as the Treasurer for the American Constitution Society and a Staff Editor for the Annual Survey of American Law.

Professional Chairs

Yao was born and grew up in Nanjing, China. Prior to law school, she studied English Language and Literature at Fudan University in Shanghai. She spent 8 years as a flute player in symphony orchestras. At law school, she is a Staff Editor of Tax Law Review and is interning for Judge Ona T. Wang at S.D.N.Y in her 2L year. She enjoys modern American literature and watercolor.

Yao Chen xc1251@nyu.edu

Yao Chen

Jeffrey was born in New York City and was raised in Los Angeles. He attended Cornell University, where he majored in Government and minored in Business. He spent his 1L summer at the NYU Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law. He is a Staff Editor for the Journal of International Law and Politics. During his free time, he enjoys watching comedies, reading science fiction novels, and people watching in the park.

Jeffrey Kim jk6466@nyu.edu

Jeffrey Kim

Social Chairs

Sumin Seo ss6742@nyu.edu

Sumin Seo

Sumin was born and raised in South Korea. She studied Economics at Rice University, and after graduating, she spent a year working in Korea and traveling to Peru and Bolivia. She worked at Ashurst in Hong Kong during her 1L Summer. In addition to her involvement in APALSA, Sumin serves as a Staff Editor on the Journal of Law & Business. She loves exploring new restaurants and cooking Korean food in her free time.

Hannah Beattie hb1670@nyu.edu

Hannah Beattie

Hannah was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, where she attended the University of Denver, majoring in Math and English. Prior to law school, she taught middle and high school math in Denver, Hawaii, and New York. During her 1L summer, she was a summer associate and Leadership Council for Legal Diversity Scholar at Willkie, Farr & Gallagher. At NYU, she is a member of Moot Court Board and Teaching Assistant to Professor Geoffrey Miller. In her free time, you can catch her playing intramural sports, hanging with her cat Papaya in Brooklyn, or exploring the best food and drink haunts NYC has to offer.

Admissions Chairs

Euvin Kahng euvin.kahng@law.nyu.edu

Euvin Kahng

Euvin was born in South Korea but grew up in Hong Kong. He attended UCLA, where he majored in Political Science. For his 1L summer, Euvin worked at Kim & Chang as a summer associate. He enjoys ranting about politics and history during his spare time.

Xiuna Lin xiuna.lin@law.nyu.edu

Xiuna Lin

Xiuna was born in China but grew up in Brooklyn, New York. She attended SUNY Geneseo, where she majored in Political Science. She came straight through to law school from college and worked at a boutique law firm doing startup work her 1L summer. At NYU, she is a staff editor for the Journal of Law and Business. She enjoys running 5Ks, making latte art, and street photography. Ask her for the best coffee and restaurants in New York City!

Korematsu Chairs

David Chen yee-chung.chen@law.nyu.edu

David Chen


David was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan. He attended National Taiwan University, where he majored in Law and minored in Economics. He spent his 1L summer at Baker McKenzie’s Taipei office. David serves as a Staff Editor on the Journal of Law & Business. He enjoys good food and traveling.

Chang was born in South Korea and grew up in northern New Jersey. She studied Political Science (international relations) at UCLA and spent a year after college working at a dessert bar. She worked with Judge Ona T. Wang and as a research assistant during her 1L summer. She is on Moot Court board and is part of Identity Documents Project, Christian Legal Forum, and Suspension Representation Project. During her free time, she likes to watch movies, explore dessert spots, and play board games.

Chang Han cyh312@nyu.edu

Chang Han

Public Interest Chairs

Cynthia Lee cl1409@nyu.edu

Cynthia Lee

Cynthia is from Fort Lee, New Jersey, and attended Wellesley College. She spent her 1L summer at the Consumer Justice Practice of TakeRoot Justice (formerly Community Development Project) and is currently a student in the Immigrant Rights Clinic at NYU. Cynthia is also a member of the leadership collective of the Coalition for Law and Representation (CoLR), Admissions Co-Chair of OUTLaw, and a staff editor for the Review of Law and Social Change. She loves eating with friends and hanging out with other people’s cats and dogs. In a past life, she worked in consumer banking analytics.

Eun-Bit Chang ebc300@nyu.edu

Eun-Bit Chang

Eun-Bit grew up in Houston, TX, and attended undergrad at both the University of Southern California and Rice University, majoring in Psychology and Spanish. Along with APALSA, she serves on the boards of the Public Interest Law Student Association (PILSA), the Women of Color Collective (WoCC), and Recent College Graduate Mentors (RCGM). She interned at the Nashville Public Defender's Office during her 1L summer and hopes to become a criminal public defender after law school. Eun-Bit enjoys eating too much, going to beaches, and petting dogs.

Outreach Chairs

Jennifer was born and raised in Orange County, California. She majored in sociology at UC Berkeley (go Bears!) and then worked as a paralegal at a law firm in San Francisco. She is also Social Chair for the Women of Color Collective (WoCC) and a staff editor for the Journal of Law and Business. She enjoys yoga and pilates, pop culture and reality TV, and continuing to explore New York.

Jennifer Lang jennifer.lang@law.nyu.edu

Jennifer Lang

Shirley Li shirley.li@law.nyu.edu

Shirley Li

Shirley grew up in Singapore and Shanghai, and graduated from Georgetown University in 2017 with a degree in Economics and Government. At NYU Law, other than being involved in APALSA, she is also a Staff Editor on the Journal of Law and Business and a board member of the Social Enterprise and Startup Law Group. For her 1L summer, she performed legal work for the Chinese-American Planning Council (and had a blast trying out all of the authentic Asian restaurants in Chinatown). Shirley is a huge enthusiast of NYC rooftop bars, international cuisine, scary/thriller movies, iced lattes in cute cafes, and, occasionally, working out and exploring the outdoors.

Publicity Chairs

Kristen Lee kristen.lee@law.nyu.edu

Kristen Lee

Kristen was born in San Jose, California and was raised in Los Angeles. She graduated from UC Berkeley and majored in Psychology. She worked for a year as an assistant paralegal at a law firm in San Francisco before coming to law school. She is a Staff Editor on the Journal of Law and Business, Event Chair for Law & Business Association, and Community Service Chair for Women of Color Collective (WoCC). She enjoys doing hot yoga, spending time in the NYC parks, and playing with dogs.

Michael was born in San Jose and was raised in Bellevue, Washington. He graduated from the University of Washington Seattle. Apart from APALSA, he also serves as a Staff Editor for the Annual Survey of American Law. During his free time, he enjoys formulaic sitcoms, sappy rom-coms, bass-heavy trap, and the seasonal items at Trader Joe’s.

Michael Kim mwk304@nyu.edu

Michael Kim