The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Law Students Association's
5th Annual Spring Reception
Join APALSA for the 5th Annual APALSA Reception on Thursday, February 27th, 2014.
The Annual APALSA Reception provides a forum to learn about the contributions of the Asian/Pacific American (APA) legal community and to discuss the challenges confronting APA communities.
This event helps forge closer ties with the APA legal community in the Baltimore/D.C. area and beyond by bringing together current law students, faculty, practicing attorneys and alumni. The reception also provides an excellent opportunity to connect with other APA legal practitioners.
Edward K. Chung
Special Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General (AAG),
U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division
Edward Chung is a Special Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General (AAG) of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division. As an advisor to the AAG, Ed reviews matters related to criminal justice, nondiscrimination in federal funding, and the development of policy and legislation.
Ed began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. He then joined the Justice Department in 2006 as a Civil Rights Division prosecutor and handled human trafficking, hate crimes, and color of law cases. In 2012, Ed received the John Marshall Award for Outstanding Achievement in Trial of Litigation for obtaining the first convictions and conducting the first trial under the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009.
Prior to his current position, Ed was detailed to the White House Domestic Policy Council as Senior Policy Advisor for Justice and Regulatory Affairs. He also served as Counsel to Chairman Patrick Leahy on the Senate Judiciary Committee where he worked on criminal justice and civil rights issues, including the reauthorizations of the Violence Against Women Act and the Trafficking Victim Protection Act.
Ed received his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, an M.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University, and a B.A. in Political Science from Boston College. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Ed grew up near Dayton, Ohio, and resides in the District of Columbia.