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The NAPABA Law Foundation
1612 K Street NW, Suite 1400
Washington, D.C. 20006

Board of Directors

Sang-yul Lee, President
Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Judith S. Kim, Vice President
Dynegy Inc.

Vivian Hsu, Treasurer
Hsu & Associates LLC

Kim M. Tran, Secretary
Microsoft Corporation

Sujit Raman, Assistant Treasurer
Office of the United States Attorney, District of Maryland

Lisa E. Chang
Attorney at Law

George Chen
NAPABA President-Elect
Bryan Cave LLP

Sylvia Fung Chin
White & Case LLP

Michael P. Chu
McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Jennifer Choe Groves
Titanium Law Group LLC

Leslie Jin
US Department of Labor

Alexander M. Lee
NAPABA VP of Finance & Dev.
Law Offices of Alexander M. Lee

Parkin Lee
The Rockefeller Group

Ronald Low
Attorney at Law

Amy Lin Meyerson
Law Office of Amy Lin Meyerson

William J. Simonitsch
NAPABA President-Elect
K&L Gates LLP

The Honorable Alvin T. Wong
State Court of DeKalb County, GA

Judy Yi
Polsinelli PC

Thomas Tang National Moot Court Competition

The Thomas Tang National Moot Court Competition was founded in 1993 by the APA Law Student Association of the South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas. It is administered by the NAPABA Law Foundation and the NAPABA Judicial Council. The Competition honors the late Judge Thomas Tang, a champion of individual rights, an advocate for the advancement of minority attorneys, an ardent supporter of NAPABA and the moot court competition. Judge Tang served on the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals from 1977 until his passing in 1995. Judge Tang's wife, Dr. Pearl Tang, continues the legacy and participates every year.

The Competition is open to all students but is especially designed to reach out to APA law students and provide them with an opportunity to showcase their writing and oral advocacy skills and compete for scholarships totaling $10,000.

Preparations for the 2014 Competition in Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ are underway. For more information, contact Hemanth Digumarthi at shdigumarthi@gmail.com.


2014 Competition Details

Click here for more information on the 2014 Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition.

Entry Details
To enter the competition, please fill out and submit the linked entry form below. The nonrefundable application fee of $200.00 per team can be made by check payable to ”NAPABA Law Foundation” or by Credit Card via Square, Inc. (https://squareup.com/market/thomas-tang-moot-court- competition). If paying by check, please attach it with the entry form. If using Square, Inc. please indicate the email address associated with your payment.

Entry Form

List of Past Champions
1993 JOHN MARSHALL – Tara Taylor/Anita Michaels
1994 LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO – Jinah Yun/Jennifer Gong
1995 UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA – Aditi Dravid/Bonnie Richardson/Kirti Vaidya
1996 LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO – Rana Abbasi/Shenazz Mansuri
1997 LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO – Kristin Corl/Grace Wee
1998 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA DAVIS – Sandra TM Chong/Rochelle Hao
1999 LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO – Stacy Bardo/Esther Hong
2000 LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO – Alison Ozawa/Emmy Wang
2001 LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO – Susan Danial/Zarin Khan
2002 UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA – Steven Klein/Bradley Harper
2003 LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO – Julie Kiley/Cindy Nguyen
2004 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA HASTINGS – Mervyn Deganos/Bonnie Lau
2005 SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY – Melissa Iyer/Michael Ma
2006 LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO – Nicholas Lee/Joy Park
2007 LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO - Caroline Kwak/Huda Krad
2008 SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY – Bill Richmond/Lindsey Griffin
2009 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA HASTINGS - Yumi Nam/James de los Reyes
2010 UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA - Vivian Lee/Ali Stoffregen
2011 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA HASTINGS - Elaine Kuo/Erin Pham
2012 UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO - Surbhi Garg/Leah Gould
2013 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA HASTINGS - Byron Huang/Joy Siu

2012 Results
The NAPABA Law Foundation is pleased to announce the 2012 Thomas Tang Moot
Court Competition winners from a field of teams from around the United
States. The National Finals were held during the annual NAPABA Convention
in Washington DC.

Champion: Surbhi Garg and Leah Gould, University of Colorado
Finalist: James Bingham and Emily Toler, University of Washington
Semifinalist: Alexander Amador and Jansen Balisi, Florida Coastal School of
Law
Semifinalist: Rishi Pattni and Ninoska Cano, Florida Coastal School of Law
Quarterfinalist: Lindsay Johnson and Chris Hossellman, Chapman University
Quarterfinalist: William Tran and Austin Teng, Southern Methodist
University
Quarterfinalist: Sabena Auyeung and Diana Chen, Loyola University-Chicago
Quarterfinalist: David Chang and Helen Luu, University of California-
Hastings
Best Oralist: David Chang, University of California-Hastings
2nd Oralist: William Tran, Southern Methodist University
Best Brief: Alexander Amador and Jansen Balisi, Florida Coastal School of
Law
2nd Brief: Michael Tien and Ashley Cruz, Loyola University-Chicago
3rd Brief: Rishi Pattni and Ninoska Cano, Florida Coastal School of Law
4th Brief: Lindsay Johnson and Chris Hossellman, Chapman University
5th Brief: Surbhi Garg and Leah Gould, University of Colorado
6th Brief: Sabena Auyeung and Diana Chen, Loyola University-Chicago
7th Brief: James Bingham and Emily Toler, University of Washington
(Top 7 briefs within 1 point of each other)

2011 Results
The NAPABA Law Foundation is pleased to announce the 2011 Thomas Tang Moot
Court Competition winners from a field of teams from around the United
States. The National Finals were held during the annual NAPABA Convention in
Atlanta, GA.

Champion: Elaine Kuo and Erin Pham, University of California-Hastings
Finalist: Henry Truong and Joanna Lee, University of California-Hastings
Semi-Finalist: Michael Marcelo and Maria-Theresa Peralta, University of San
Francisco
Semi-Finalist: John Hammond and Rich Wu, Chapman University
Best Brief: Michael Marcelo and Maria-Theresa Peralta, University of San
Francisco
2nd Brief: John Hammond and Rich Wu, Chapman University
Best Oralist: Natasha Smiley Fedorov, Southern Methodist University
2nd Oralist: Erin Pham, University of California-Hastings

2010 Results

The NAPABA Law Foundation is pleased to announce the 2010 Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition winners from a field of 72 teams from around the United States. The National Finals were held during the annual NAPABA Convention in Los Angeles, CA, on November 20, 2010.


Champion: Vivian Lee and Ali Stoffregen, University of Pennsylvania
Finalist: Samantha Kohler and Ruben Escobedo, Chapman University
Semi-Finalist: Matt Tabo and Susan Tran, UC Hastings
Semi-Finalist: John Bishop and Jesse Cox, Chapman University
Best Brief: Vivian Lee and Ali Stoffregen, University of Pennsylvania
2nd Brief: Matt Tabo and Susan Tran, UC Hastings
Best Oralist: Susan Tran, UC Hastings
2nd Oralist: Laurie Monahan, Loyola - Chicago
3rd Oralist: Samantha Kohler, Chapman University
4th Oralist: John Bishop, Chapman University
5th Oralist: Nicole Hay, Southern Methodist University


Champions Vivian Lee and Ali Stoffregen

2009 Results

The NAPABA Law Foundation (NLF) is pleased to announce the 2009 Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition winners from a field of over 70 teams from around the United States and abroad. The National Finals were held in Boston, MA on November 21, 2009.

NLF extends its sincere congratulations to all of the winners and competitors.

Champion: Yumi Nam and James de los Reyes, University of California Hastings College of the Law
Finalist: Dena Sacharow and Mick Jacobsen, Nova Southeastern University Law Center
Semi-Finalist: Nidhi Soni and Geetu Naik, Chicago-Kent College of Law
Semi-Finalist: Pat Chia Hua Jan and Tara Shelke, John Marshall Law School
Best Brief: Dena Sacharow and Mick Jacobsen, Nova Southeastern University Law Center
2nd Brief: Yumi Nam and James de los Reyes, University of California Hastings College of the Law
3rd Brief: Sophia Apostola and Jennifer Chang, Northeastern University School of Law
4th Brief: Pat Chia Hua Jan and Tara Shelke, John Marshall Law School
5th Brief: Nidhi Soni and Geetu Naik, Chicago-Kent College of Law
Best Oralist: Tara Shelke, John Marshall Law School
2nd Oralist: Leighton O'Connell Miller, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
3rd Oralist: Ruby Banipal, Chapman University School of Law
4th Oralist: Dena Sacharow, Nova Southeastern Law Center
5th Oralist: Yumi Nam, University of California Hastings College of Law
6th Oralist: Geetu Naik, Chicago-Kent College of Law



 

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