2013 Frank H. Lang Scholarship To UC Hastings Law Student Joy Siu

JoySiuLang, Richert & Patch is proud to announce Joy Siu as the winner of the 2013 Frank H. Lang Merit Scholarship. Awarded annually and based solely on merit, the Scholarship is a grant of $1,000.00.

Ms. Siu is currently a first-year law student at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (c/o 2015). She grew up in Stockton, California, until age 16, when she moved to Plano, Texas to further her career as a competitive figure skater. While in Texas, she completed her undergraduate degree in English Literature and Italian Language and Literature at the University of North Texas. She then went on to pursue her Master of Arts in Literary and Cultural Studies at Carnegie Mellon University.

After receiving her Master of Arts, Ms. Siu taught Composition, Interpretation and Analysis, and Persuasive Writing at Carnegie Mellon and the Community College of Allegheny County for a year. She then moved back to Stockton, working in local politics as campaign manager for current City Councilmember, Moses Zapien, and volunteering with other campaigns. During her tenure in Stockton, she also served as an intern for Congressman Cardozo, sat on the Board of Directors for the Asian Pacific Islander Public Affairs Association and the Central Valley Asian American Chamber of Commerce, and worked at the Teen Impact Center in addition to many other community outreach programs.

At Hastings, Ms. Siu has served in student government, and was recently elected as the Internal Vice President of the Associated Students of UC Hastings. She is also a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Competition Team and the Hastings Moot Court Team. This summer, she will be working for the Asian Law Caucus.

Motivated by the issues she has witnessed in her own community, Ms. Siu is interested in juvenile advocacy and restorative justice projects, alternative dispute resolution, and government law. Ms. Siu is grateful for her selection as the 2013 Frank H. Lang Merit Scholarship winner, and sincerely thanks everyone at Lang, Richert & Patch.