The APALSA Executive Board for 2018-2019

The APALSA Board can be reached at apalsaeboard@umich.edu. We hold elections twice a year—once at the beginning of the Fall Semester for our 1L positions and once at the end of the Winter Semester for the rest of our board.

Co-President - Emily Huang   Emily was born in Taiwan but grew up in the San Gabriel Valley suburbs of Southern California. After graduating from UC Santa Barbara, she worked at Seyfarth Shaw in Los Angeles while volunteering at numerous APA-oriented non-profit organizations. At Michigan, Emily serves as Notes Editor on the  Michigan Technology Law Review  and Treasurer of the Women of Color Coalition. She spent her 1L summer as an extern for the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California. This summer, she will be returning to sunny LA as a summer associate at Pillsbury Winthrop. A true foodie at heart, Emily spends her weekends exploring the many eateries in A2 (when she's not stuck indoors with her nose buried in casebooks).

Co-President - Emily Huang

Emily was born in Taiwan but grew up in the San Gabriel Valley suburbs of Southern California. After graduating from UC Santa Barbara, she worked at Seyfarth Shaw in Los Angeles while volunteering at numerous APA-oriented non-profit organizations. At Michigan, Emily serves as Notes Editor on the Michigan Technology Law Review and Treasurer of the Women of Color Coalition. She spent her 1L summer as an extern for the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California. This summer, she will be returning to sunny LA as a summer associate at Pillsbury Winthrop. A true foodie at heart, Emily spends her weekends exploring the many eateries in A2 (when she's not stuck indoors with her nose buried in casebooks).

Co-President - Ian Lee   Ian Lee was born in Korea but grew up in Troy, which is about an hour from Ann Arbor. He graduated from Cornell and enjoyed a productive summer of doing absolutely nothing before law school. In his free time, he likes to watch sports (especially the Detroit teams, as unfortunate as that is) and play all sorts of games. Accordingly, his favorite spots on campus are The Big House and Get Your Game On, the local game store. Ian is also a big fan of boba and is always secretly hoping that someone will accompany him on his biweekly trip to Sweeting. Please accompany him.

Co-President - Ian Lee

Ian Lee was born in Korea but grew up in Troy, which is about an hour from Ann Arbor. He graduated from Cornell and enjoyed a productive summer of doing absolutely nothing before law school. In his free time, he likes to watch sports (especially the Detroit teams, as unfortunate as that is) and play all sorts of games. Accordingly, his favorite spots on campus are The Big House and Get Your Game On, the local game store. Ian is also a big fan of boba and is always secretly hoping that someone will accompany him on his biweekly trip to Sweeting. Please accompany him.

Treasurer - Robby Turner   Robby is a 2L who spent the first thirteen years of her life in Korea. She holds a B.A. in German and a B.S. in Biology from Converse College, a women’s college in South Carolina. She went on to get her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from Wake Forest University and then worked as a postdoctoral research associate at University of Virginia. Robby’s hobbies include music, books, and cooking. In addition to her duties as Treasurer of APALSA, she is President of the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club (ask her about the Tri-Wizard Tournament). She spent her 1L summer in the IP department of Kim & Chang in Seoul and will be headed to the IP department of Baker McKenzie in Dallas, TX for her 2L summer.

Treasurer - Robby Turner

Robby is a 2L who spent the first thirteen years of her life in Korea. She holds a B.A. in German and a B.S. in Biology from Converse College, a women’s college in South Carolina. She went on to get her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from Wake Forest University and then worked as a postdoctoral research associate at University of Virginia. Robby’s hobbies include music, books, and cooking. In addition to her duties as Treasurer of APALSA, she is President of the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club (ask her about the Tri-Wizard Tournament). She spent her 1L summer in the IP department of Kim & Chang in Seoul and will be headed to the IP department of Baker McKenzie in Dallas, TX for her 2L summer.

Secretary - Angelica Li   Angelica is a 2L who was born and raised in the suburbs of Maryland. After studying environmental science and policy at the University of Maryland, she decided to venture further out into the world and went straight to law school at Michigan. She currently serves as the Managing Editor for Volume 9 of the Michigan Journal of Environmental and Administrative Law. For her 1L summer, she spent time working at the United States Environmental Protection Agency as a law clerk in the Air Enforcement Division. In her free time, she likes reading novels, writing short stories, and playing piano.

Secretary - Angelica Li

Angelica is a 2L who was born and raised in the suburbs of Maryland. After studying environmental science and policy at the University of Maryland, she decided to venture further out into the world and went straight to law school at Michigan. She currently serves as the Managing Editor for Volume 9 of the Michigan Journal of Environmental and Administrative Law. For her 1L summer, she spent time working at the United States Environmental Protection Agency as a law clerk in the Air Enforcement Division. In her free time, she likes reading novels, writing short stories, and playing piano.

Development Chair - Emily Hu   Emily Hu is a 2L summer starter who graduated from Bard College with a degree in Political Studies, Economics, & International Studies. At Michigan, she serves as the President of the Entrepreneurship & Law Association and as an associate on the Social Venture Fund. Before law school, Emily worked for a venture capital firm in Beijing. She also built and trained a team from scratch for an education startup in Shanghai. Passionate about social entrepreneurship, Emily funded a social enterprise providing affordable cloud-based ERP services to small business owners and Project Rippling, a non-profit project educating people about social entrepreneurship in China. She will be joining Cooley’s Palo Alto office this summer, focusing on emerging companies and venture capital practice.

Development Chair - Emily Hu

Emily Hu is a 2L summer starter who graduated from Bard College with a degree in Political Studies, Economics, & International Studies. At Michigan, she serves as the President of the Entrepreneurship & Law Association and as an associate on the Social Venture Fund. Before law school, Emily worked for a venture capital firm in Beijing. She also built and trained a team from scratch for an education startup in Shanghai. Passionate about social entrepreneurship, Emily funded a social enterprise providing affordable cloud-based ERP services to small business owners and Project Rippling, a non-profit project educating people about social entrepreneurship in China. She will be joining Cooley’s Palo Alto office this summer, focusing on emerging companies and venture capital practice.

Development Chair - Jeff Xu   Jeff is from Ann Arbor and returns to his townie roots to attend MLaw after time away in New York (undergrad) and the UK (grad school). This past summer, he worked at Lee & Li (Taipei), a full-service law firm in Taiwan and China. Next summer, he will be a summer associate in Allen & Overy’s London office. At Michigan, he is also on the  Michigan Journal of International Law  and is treasurer for MILLA. When not traveling, he enjoys cycling, cooking, and being overly invested in Michigan football.

Development Chair - Jeff Xu

Jeff is from Ann Arbor and returns to his townie roots to attend MLaw after time away in New York (undergrad) and the UK (grad school). This past summer, he worked at Lee & Li (Taipei), a full-service law firm in Taiwan and China. Next summer, he will be a summer associate in Allen & Overy’s London office. At Michigan, he is also on the Michigan Journal of International Law and is treasurer for MILLA. When not traveling, he enjoys cycling, cooking, and being overly invested in Michigan football.

Internal Relations (Social) Chair - David Kim   David is from New Jersey and went to Villanova University for undergrad (go nova!). After graduating, he worked as an immigration paralegal for two years in New York. This past summer, he worked as a judicial intern for a district judge in the Eastern District of New York. Next summer, David looks forward to returning to New York to work as a summer associate at White & Case LLP. At Michigan, David serves as an Executive Editor on the  Michigan Law Review  and is a very proud and happy resident of the Phid House. You can usually find David in the Reading Room catching up on groupchats and daydreaming about dank memes.

Internal Relations (Social) Chair - David Kim

David is from New Jersey and went to Villanova University for undergrad (go nova!). After graduating, he worked as an immigration paralegal for two years in New York. This past summer, he worked as a judicial intern for a district judge in the Eastern District of New York. Next summer, David looks forward to returning to New York to work as a summer associate at White & Case LLP. At Michigan, David serves as an Executive Editor on the Michigan Law Review and is a very proud and happy resident of the Phid House. You can usually find David in the Reading Room catching up on groupchats and daydreaming about dank memes.

External Relations Chair - Toni Suh   Toni Suh was born in Seoul, South Korea, but grew up mostly in Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (the best place on earth!). After studying business at the University of British Columbia, she went on to work at a mobile application start-up, which, unfortunately, did not earn her a fortune. Here at the law school, you can catch her at the IM gym, working out, and at the Lawyers Club, doing yoga or taking a box to go from the dining hall. She loves exploring new restaurants and bars in Ann Arbor and pairing dry wine with dark chocolate. She's always down for Happy Hours, so if you need company, let her know.

External Relations Chair - Toni Suh

Toni Suh was born in Seoul, South Korea, but grew up mostly in Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (the best place on earth!). After studying business at the University of British Columbia, she went on to work at a mobile application start-up, which, unfortunately, did not earn her a fortune. Here at the law school, you can catch her at the IM gym, working out, and at the Lawyers Club, doing yoga or taking a box to go from the dining hall. She loves exploring new restaurants and bars in Ann Arbor and pairing dry wine with dark chocolate. She's always down for Happy Hours, so if you need company, let her know.

Political Action Chair - Katie Chan   Katie is from Puyallup, Washington and studied political science at the University of Washington. After graduating, she worked as a legal assistant at a small law firm in downtown Seattle. Last summer, she interned at the ACLU Voting Rights Project in Washington, D.C. This summer, she looks forward to learning more about civil rights impact litigation at the ACLU of Washington State. During her free time, she likes to cook and eat delicious things, take photos, and sleep.

Political Action Chair - Katie Chan

Katie is from Puyallup, Washington and studied political science at the University of Washington. After graduating, she worked as a legal assistant at a small law firm in downtown Seattle. Last summer, she interned at the ACLU Voting Rights Project in Washington, D.C. This summer, she looks forward to learning more about civil rights impact litigation at the ACLU of Washington State. During her free time, she likes to cook and eat delicious things, take photos, and sleep.

3L Representative - Jun Ha Park (left)   Jun Ha was born in Seoul and grew up mostly in Southern California. He went to undergrad at UC Davis and worked as a paralegal at a small litigation shop in San Francisco before law school. Jun Ha summered at Snell & Wilmer in Phoenix after his 1L year and at Skadden in New York after his 2L year. He also served on the editorial board of the  Michigan Law Review  as a Notes Editor .  Jun Ha loves music and plays a bit of guitar. His favorite band is The Police, and his favorite guitarist is Mark Knopfler. He's also a diehard Dodgers fan. Most nights you can find him in the subs or at Tomukun during happy hour, so feel free to swing by and say hello.

3L Representative - Jun Ha Park (left)

Jun Ha was born in Seoul and grew up mostly in Southern California. He went to undergrad at UC Davis and worked as a paralegal at a small litigation shop in San Francisco before law school. Jun Ha summered at Snell & Wilmer in Phoenix after his 1L year and at Skadden in New York after his 2L year. He also served on the editorial board of the Michigan Law Review as a Notes Editor. Jun Ha loves music and plays a bit of guitar. His favorite band is The Police, and his favorite guitarist is Mark Knopfler. He's also a diehard Dodgers fan. Most nights you can find him in the subs or at Tomukun during happy hour, so feel free to swing by and say hello.

3L Representative - Will Yau   Born in Nebraska and raised in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Taiwan, William Yau has long since given up on giving a complete answer when asked where he's from. William is a double Wolverine who spent his undergraduate and post-graduate days in neuroscience research labs before coming to law school. He currently serves as an Executive Editor for the  Michigan Journal of International Law . For his 1L summer, he worked as a judicial intern for Judge O'Brien at the Washtenaw County Trial Court. After graduation, he will be returning to New York to practice patent litigation at Desmarais LLP, where he spent his 2L summer. His interests include graphic design, exploring new bars, and hanging out with friends.

3L Representative - Will Yau

Born in Nebraska and raised in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Taiwan, William Yau has long since given up on giving a complete answer when asked where he's from. William is a double Wolverine who spent his undergraduate and post-graduate days in neuroscience research labs before coming to law school. He currently serves as an Executive Editor for the Michigan Journal of International Law. For his 1L summer, he worked as a judicial intern for Judge O'Brien at the Washtenaw County Trial Court. After graduation, he will be returning to New York to practice patent litigation at Desmarais LLP, where he spent his 2L summer. His interests include graphic design, exploring new bars, and hanging out with friends.

3L Representative - Han Zhu (right)   Han Zhu is from Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China. He went to Singapore for high school before landing at Cornell for undergrad, where he majored in math and philosophy. He went straight through to law school. In his 1L summer, he worked as a legal intern at SEA Ltd. in Singapore (great time), and for his 2L summer, he worked at Cleary Gottlieb’s Hong Kong office (even greater time). His legal interests mainly include capital markets stuff, such as IPOs, debt offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. At Michigan, he is the Production Editor of the  Michigan Journal of International Law  (MJIL) and an active volunteer in the Environmental Crimes Project (ECP). In his free time, he likes reading non-fiction books and writing down his random thoughts. Law school also made him fall in love with beer. So if you want to find him, the library, Ashley’s, and Hop Cat should be the top three places on the list.

3L Representative - Han Zhu (right)

Han Zhu is from Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China. He went to Singapore for high school before landing at Cornell for undergrad, where he majored in math and philosophy. He went straight through to law school. In his 1L summer, he worked as a legal intern at SEA Ltd. in Singapore (great time), and for his 2L summer, he worked at Cleary Gottlieb’s Hong Kong office (even greater time). His legal interests mainly include capital markets stuff, such as IPOs, debt offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. At Michigan, he is the Production Editor of the Michigan Journal of International Law (MJIL) and an active volunteer in the Environmental Crimes Project (ECP). In his free time, he likes reading non-fiction books and writing down his random thoughts. Law school also made him fall in love with beer. So if you want to find him, the library, Ashley’s, and Hop Cat should be the top three places on the list.

1L Representative - Kristi Lee  Kristi Lee was born and raised in Honolulu, HI. After graduating from Georgetown University, she worked at an economic litigation consulting firm in DC for three years. In her spare time, she endeavors to find a poke shop on the “mainland” that gives poke the justice it deserves. Please let her know if you find one.

1L Representative - Kristi Lee

Kristi Lee was born and raised in Honolulu, HI. After graduating from Georgetown University, she worked at an economic litigation consulting firm in DC for three years. In her spare time, she endeavors to find a poke shop on the “mainland” that gives poke the justice it deserves. Please let her know if you find one.

1L Representative - Alex Bau   Alex Bau is from the SF Bay Area and graduated from Pomona College. He took three years off before law school, working for nonprofits in Bangkok and Seattle. He is still figuring out what area of law he wants to practice. In his free time, he likes to play basketball and sing karaoke.

1L Representative - Alex Bau

Alex Bau is from the SF Bay Area and graduated from Pomona College. He took three years off before law school, working for nonprofits in Bangkok and Seattle. He is still figuring out what area of law he wants to practice. In his free time, he likes to play basketball and sing karaoke.

President Emeritus - Hinh Tran   Hinh Tran is from the SF Bay Area and went to Berkeley for undergrad. After graduation, he joined a startup (that IPOed) before he left to serve as a Google Policy Fellow. This past summer, he worked at Keker, Van Nest & Peters (SF) and King & Spalding (DC). His legal interests include technology and the Internet, IP, and antitrust law. At Michigan, he is on the  Michigan Law Review  and has served as a Graduate Student Instructor for five terms. He will be gone during the Winter Semester studying abroad at the National University of Singapore. After graduation, he will return to San Francisco and rejoin Keker, Van Nest & Peters.

President Emeritus - Hinh Tran

Hinh Tran is from the SF Bay Area and went to Berkeley for undergrad. After graduation, he joined a startup (that IPOed) before he left to serve as a Google Policy Fellow. This past summer, he worked at Keker, Van Nest & Peters (SF) and King & Spalding (DC). His legal interests include technology and the Internet, IP, and antitrust law. At Michigan, he is on the Michigan Law Review and has served as a Graduate Student Instructor for five terms. He will be gone during the Winter Semester studying abroad at the National University of Singapore. After graduation, he will return to San Francisco and rejoin Keker, Van Nest & Peters.