Judge William M. Marutani 2021 Fellows Selected


APABA-PA and the Philadelphia Bar Foundation are excited to announce this year’s Judge William M. Marutani Fellows, Livia Luan and Tue Ho.

The Judge William M. Marutani Fellowship provides a stipend to subsidize a summer internship position with a nonprofit public interest organization or with a federal, state, or municipal government entity in Pennsylvania or the Greater Philadelphia area. The Fellowship was established by the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania (APABA-PA) in conjunction with the Bar Foundation.

Ms. Luan is a first-year law student at Temple University Beasley School of Law, where she is also a Beasley Scholar and a Rubin-Presser Social Justice Fellow. Prior to law school, she worked as a programs associate and executive assistant for Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, supporting the organization’s immigration and technology, telecommunications, and media programs. Ms. Luan received her B.A. in Government from Georgetown University. This summer, she will serve as an immigrants’ rights intern for the ACLU of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Ho is a second-year law student at Rutgers Law in Camden, where he is the Vice President of APALSA in Camden, a Social Justice Scholar, and the student leader of the Rutgers Street Law program. Originally from South Philadelphia, Mr. Ho developed a passion for education and community health at a young age. He taught abroad in Vietnam and then returned to the U.S. where he recieved a Masters degree while working as a special education teacher in Kensington. This summer, Mr. Ho will intern at the Amistad Law Project.

The Judge William M. Marutani Fellowship serves to honor the legacy of Judge Marutani, the first Asian-American judge in Pennsylvania, a distinguished member of the judiciary who served both the Asian American community and the community at large for many years. Judge Marutani’s exemplary career is a model for current students who are committed to public service.

Congratulations to both recipients, as well as the rest of this year’s qualified candidates who deserve recognition for their accomplishments and commitment to service.

If you would like to support this fellowship program, you can make a donation online. Please select the "Judge Marutani Fellowship" option.