Womxn of Color in Law Blog

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the National Womxn of Color Collective (NWOCC) features Judge Holly J. Fujie of the Los Angeles Superior Court, who was appointed to the bench by California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. in 2011. Judge Fujie received her bachelor’s degree from […]

On March 31, 2023, President Joe Biden proclaimed April as National Arab American Heritage Month, recognizing that the “achievements of Arab Americans are reflected in the arts and sciences; in businesses and faith communities; in classrooms and hospitals; and in police stations, firehouses, and every branch of the military.”1  To […]

The first Latina and third womxn, to serve on the Supreme Court of the United State International Womxn’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when womxn are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. […]

Black History Month is a time to celebrate the achievements of African Americans in a world that has frequently ignored and shunned them. Although it started in 1925 as Negro History Week, the vast contributions made by African Americans couldn’t be denied. By 1976, President Gerald R. Ford urged all […]

About the Author – Amy Lyons Amy is a 3L JD/MA student at American University Washington College of Law where she is also receiving her Master’s in International Peace & Conflict Resolution. She hopes to pursue meaningful legal work in atrocity and genocide prevention. Amy was born in Borneo, Malaysia, […]

May is both Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Mental Health Awareness Month. This dual celebration of heritage and awareness creates an important moment to reflect on the state of mental health among Asian American attorneys and the legal profession generally. While the Asian American community has made […]