2023 Public Interest Scholarship Recipients

The Asian American Law Fund of New York (AALFNY) is proud to announce the recipients of its 2023 Public Interest Scholarships.

  1. Judy Lee, a student at City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law, graduating in 2025, will be interning with the Immigration Law Project at Mobilization for Justice. She is looking forward to assisting low-income individuals and families on their immigration matters, participating in ongoing litigation and conducting legal research to advance policy initiatives.
  2. Mylisa Nogra, a student at CUNY School of Law, graduating in 2024, will be interning with the Bronx Legal Services Access to Education Unit where she will support a pro bono partnership with private firms to serve Chinese American families of children with disabilities, assist in representing students and families in IEP meetings and impartial hearings, and expand the Healing Centered School Project with District 9 to implement culturally responsive alternatives to punitive disciplinary measures.
  3. Deepti Sailappan, a student at Boston College School of Law, graduating in 2025, will be interning in the Immigration Practice at Brooklyn Defender Services, helping their attorneys defend low-income Asian and other immigrants in deportation proceedings and representing their clients in affirmative immigration applications.

We also applaud the organizations with which these students will be working. The scholarship awards will be presented at a Summer Reception to be held on June 27 at 6 pm. Register for the Summer Reception here.

AALFNY awards Public Interest Scholarships each year to law students with a demonstrated commitment to the Asian American community. The purpose of the award is to assist law students with their tuition while encouraging them to use their legal knowledge and training to benefit the Asian American community in New York and to foster commitment by law students to public service in New York. Since 1997, AALFNY has funded more than 60 public interest scholarships to law students.

AALFNY was established in 1993 by the Asian American Bar Association of New York to create and support non-profit and charitable efforts to eliminate prejudice and discrimination and to defend human and civil rights. Donations to AALFNY may be made at asianamericanlawfund.org/donate.

A copy of our latest annual report may be obtained from AALFNY at P.O. Box 161, 41 Purdy Ave., Rye NY 10580 or from the NY Attorney General’s Charities Bureau website www.charitiesnys.com. Information may also be obtained from AALFNY at donations@AsianAmericanLawFund.org or the NYS Attorney General at 212-416-8686.