2020 Public Interest Scholarship Recipients

The Asian American Law Fund of New York (AALFNY) is proud to announce the recipients of its 2020 Public Interest Scholarships.

  • Jenna Agatep, a student at Northeastern University School of Law, graduating in 2021, will be interning with AABANY’s Pro Bono and Community Service Committee which runs the Pro Bono Clinic and focusing on the Asian communities in Queens that have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.  She also volunteers with the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON).
  • Jeremy Chan-Kraushar, a student at CUNY School of Law, graduating in 2022, will be interning at the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families where he will be working on a multi-faceted project regarding research and legislative support for Asian American data disaggregation and special education.  Jeremy also works as Director of Implicit Bias and Culturally Responsive Education for the NYC Department of Education.
  • Susu Zhao, a student at Fordham University School of Law, graduating in 2022, will be interning with the mental health project at the Urban Justice Center to focus on disrupting the cycle of hospitalization, homelessness and incarceration experienced by low-income New Yorkers with serious mental health concerns.

AALFNY is also honored to support the scholarship program of the South Asian Bar Association of New York (SABANY).  This year’s AALFNY/SABANY Fellowship Award has been awarded to Pooja Shivaprasad, a rising third year law student at Berkeley Law School,   who will be interning this summer at the Center for Constitutional Rights focusing on issues of racial injustice.

Please join us in congratulating these law students and applauding the organizations with which these students will be working.

AALFNY was founded as a nonprofit in 1993 by founders and board members of the Asian American Bar Association of New York. Since 1997, AALFNY has funded more than 50 community service scholarships to encourage law students to use their knowledge and experience to assist their communities.