This year’s Marutani Fellows were among those honored at the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania (APABA-PA)’s Annual Banquet on Friday, September 29th. The wonderful celebration at the Sheraton Philadelphia University City supported funding for the Marutani Fellowship.
The Judge William M. Marutani Fellowship was established by the APABA-PA in conjunction with the Philadelphia Bar Foundation to provide local Asian American law students with a stipend to take summer internship positions at public interest organizations and government agencies in Philadelphia.
The Maruntani Fellowship serves to honor the legacy of Judge Marutani, the first Asian American judge in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a distinguished member of the judiciary who has 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.
The 2018 Marutani Fellows, Amy Chin-Arroyo and Chistopher Lin, are both students at the Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law. Both fellows spent their summers working at public interest organizations in Philadelphia. Amy supported our city’s immigrants through work at our non-profit partner HIAS Pennsylvania, while Chris worked on labor law as a Peggy Browning Fellow with the Sheetmetal Workers’ Union Local 19 in Philadelphia.
Congratulations to Amy and Chris on their fantastic work advancing equal access to justice in Phladeilphia! Learn more about their summer experiences by reading their fellowship essays below.