National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Law Foundation awards scholarship to ND Law student Dillon Yang

Author: Denise Wager

Dillonyang Sq

Dillon Yang, a third-year student at Notre Dame Law School, has been awarded one of the highest scholarships from the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Law Foundation. The foundation promotes the development, advancement, leadership, and public service of Asian Pacific Americans in the legal profession and supports law students through its scholarship programs. The $7,500 Presidential Scholarship is awarded to two law students each year. Recipients are selected based on their demonstrated outstanding leadership to the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders community.

“Uplifting and serving the AAPI community is a cause that I will work to make a change in for the entirety of my legal career. I am happy that I’ve been able to positively impact my communities, and I am deeply honored that the NAPABA Law Foundation and NAPABA president A.B. Cruz III found me worthy of this high recognition,” said Yang.

Yang currently serves as the president of the National Asian Pacific American Law Student Association. He is the first Notre Dame Law student to hold the position of president at the national level.

At Notre Dame, Yang is president of the Law School’s Student Bar Association. He is also the executive notes editor on the Notre Dame Journal of Legislation, and is active in the Law School’s Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, serving as its president last year.

During his first-year summer, he was a judicial extern to Judge Edward M. Chen of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Originally from Palo Alto, California, Yang spent his second-year summer at Ropes & Gray in San Francisco. After graduation, he will clerk for Judge Federico A. Moreno of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.