Adrian Chan - Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Adrian Chan is a 3L at Loyola University Chicago. He currently serves as a board member of Loyola’s APALSA chapter and this fall he will extern for a U.S. District Court Judge for the Northern District of Illinois. During his time at Loyola, he has assisted low income taxpayers in resolving tax matters with the IRS through the law school’s Federal Tax Clinic and tutored first year students in their legal writing class. Mr. Chan is currently part of Loyola’s Vis Moot team and hopes to compete in the spring. Previously, he has served as a 711 law clerk at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office and the Chicago Housing Authority. His areas of interest include government, labor and employment, and tax. Mr. Chan also graduated from the University of Washington Seattle with a B.A. in Psychology. He is an avid podcast listener and a fan of Seattle sports teams.
Edwin Esmenda - Northern Illinois University College of Law
Edwin B. Esmenda is a 20-year veteran of the United States Army. Mr. Esmenda served as an Infantry Staff Sergeant with special duties as an Instructor, Recruiter, and Drill Sergeant. Mr. Esmenda deployed overseas to Operation Uphold Democracy in Haiti in 1994, to Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq in 2006, and to Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan in 2010. Mr. Esmenda retired from the United States Army in 1994.
Mr. Esmenda is from Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Esmenda received a B.A. in Communication Studies (Organizational/Corporate Communication) from Northern Illinois University (NIU) in 2016. Mr. Esmenda is currently a 3L at Northern Illinois University College of Law. Mr. Esmenda is the Post Commander of Sycamore Post 5768 and the Department of Illinois, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Assistant Judge Advocate for 2018-2019. Mr. Esmenda is also the Judge Advocate of American Legion Sycamore Post 99 for 2018-2019. Mr. Esmenda is currently a law intern in the Office of General Counsel, Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) in Chicago, Illinois.
Yilun Hu - IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
Yilun Hu is a 2020 J.D. Candidate at Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he serves as an Honors Scholar and President of the China Law Society. During his 2L year, he was a member of the Chicago-Kent Law Review, worked as a judicial extern for the U.S. District Court for the Northern Illinois, and interned for the USCIS Office of Chief Counsel, as well as HBR Consulting, gaining experience in administrative law and legal analytics. In the summer of 2019, Yilun was selected for the Institute for the Future of Law Practice program, and will serve a seven month full time internship at Baker McKenzie. Before law school, Yilun was a fixed-income trader at one of the largest bond trading firms where he managed two U.S. Treasury groups. He was awarded Congressional Recognition for Outstanding Service to the Community by Speaker Nancy Pelosi for his work in helping low income families with their tax returns. Yilun earned his M.S. and B.A. degrees from University of California, Berkeley.
Amanda Rhim - University of Notre Dame Law School
Amanda Rhim is currently a 1L at the University of Notre Dame Law School. She is a member of the Asian American Law Students Association as well as the Women’s Legal Forum. Ms. Rhim is from the Chicago suburbs and plans to practice in Chicago after graduation. Prior to law school, Ms. Rhim went to the University of Missouri and received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Psychology. Her areas of interest are currently undecided. In her spare time, Ms. Rhim enjoys jet skiing and cheering for the Chicago Blackhawks.
Zhehua (Justin) Tang - DePaul University College of Law
Zhehua Tang (Justin) is a rising 3L at DePaul University College of Law. He received his LL.M. degree from the Dickinson School of Law at Pennsylvania State University and an undergraduate degree in 2012 from East China University of Political Science and Law. After being a longtime volunteer at the Chinatown Pro Bono Clinic, Mr. Tang obtained an internship with the clinic managing a diverse range of cases including immigration and worker’s compensation. Previously, he was an extern at SmithAmundsen LLC, where he focused on tort cases. He has also worked as an in-house legal clerk to help with drafting international contracts in St. Charles Trading, Inc. Mr. Tang’s areas of interest include mergers & acquisitions, corporation and immigration law.
Chloe ( Shin-Ying) Tsai - University of Chicago
Chloe Tsai is an LL.M. at the University of Chicago. She is currently a member of the APALSA and ILS. She received her undergraduate degree in 2014 from Soochow University, where she exchanged to Germany-Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster for a year. Ms. Tsai is also an active moot court participant. She participated in the 2013 Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and volunteered as the Midwest Regional/International Round Judge for the 2019 Jessup. She also competed in the 2015 Willem C. Vis (East) International Arbitration Moot in Hong Kong and served as Arbitrator in 2018 Vis (East). Ms. Tsai also was visiting scholar at Duke University and obtained an internship with Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC). Her areas of interest include international arbitration and trade law. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking.
Kenneth K. Wang - University of Illinois College of Law
Kenneth is currently a 2L at the University of Illinois College of Law in Urbana-Champaign. He is the event coordinator for AALSA, the Asian American Law Students Association. Mr. Wang is a Chicago native born near Chinatown, and plans to practice in Chicago after graduation. Prior to law school, Mr. Wang has a background is in life sciences and biotechnology. Mr. Wang hopes to practice intellectual property law, especially as it relates to pharmaceutical matters. In his spare time, Mr. Wang enjoys photography, bicycling, and playing law school softball.
Shiyuan (Sheila) Zhang - John Marshall Law School
Shiyuan (Sheila) Zhang is a rising 3L at the John Marshall Law School, where she received Dean's List in 2016. Sheila is a board member of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association in law school. Sheila is active in moot court competitions. She was Quarter-Finalist in the National Moot Court Regional Round. She is currently preparing for the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Sheila's areas of interest include international trade law and admiralty law. She is working on a research topic about whether U.S. solar panel tariffs violate WTO regulations. Sheila is currently a law clerk in the City of Chicago, Department of Law.