AEF 2008 Fellows

Washington, D.C. – The Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund (AEF) is pleased to announce that it has chosen six outstanding law students as 2008 AEF Fellows.  The 2008 AEF Fellowships, totaling $20,000, will support the students’ summer public interest internships.

AEF President Sujit Raman stated, “This year’s grants are the largest distribution of fellowships in AEF’s 15 year history.  AEF is proud to continue its strong tradition of supporting law students who work to improve our communities.”

The AEF Anheuser-Busch Norman Y. Mineta Fellowship-AEF’s most prestigious fellowship, named in honor of the former Cabinet Secretary and endowed annually since 1996 by Anheuser-Busch, Inc.-has been awarded to Shiwali Patel, a law student at American University Washington College of Law.  Ms. Patel will work for the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights in Washington, D.C.

The Robert E. Wone Fellowship, established in 2007 in memory of former AEF board member Robert E. Wone, has been awarded to Andrea Yang, a student at Georgetown University Law Center.  Ms. Yang will intern for Chief Judge Karen Schreier of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota.  Mr. Raman remarked, “Granting this fellowship to Ms. Yang furthers our friend Robert’s commitment to supporting students interested in pursuing judicial clerkships and internships.”

The following students will also receive AEF Fellowships:

  • Feraz Ashraf, University of Toledo College of Law, Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center in Washington, D.C.
  • Anjali Subbarao, George Washington University Law School, Amnesty International, USA in Washington, D.C.
  • Adnan Sultan, American University Washington College of Law, The Defender Association in Seattle, Washington.
  • Delphina Yuen, Syracuse University College of Law, Asian American Justice Center in Washington, D.C.

AEF, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, has been providing fellowships since 1993 to law students who accept unpaid internships in the non-profit or public sector.  The fellowship recipients provide critically needed services to the Asian Pacific American community and the Greater Washington, D.C. community-at-large.  For further information about the fellowships or AEF, visit