For Immediate Release

Contact:
Shari Ireton
University of Washington School of Law

4/19/2006

South Asian Bar Association to Hold Banquet

The South Asian Bar Association will hold its first annual banquet, April 27, 2006, from 6:30 - 9 p.m., in the Hilton Pacific Ballroom, Seattle.  The keynote address, "Should South Asians Care About Civil Liberties," will be presented by UW School of Law Professor Anita Ramasastry. 

"The South Asian Bar Association of Washington is honored to have Professor Anita Ramasastry inaugurate our first annual banquet with her keynote address on civil liberties," said Sandip Soli ('99), Secretary, Immediate Past President & Co-Founder, South Asian Bar Association of Washington.  "As descendants of immigrants, all Americans should take pause and reflect upon the ways in which our constitutional principles have been interpreted since September 11, and the treatment accorded to citizens and non-citizens in the name of national security. Not only is Professor Ramasastry attune to speak on these issues, but she encouraged my law school classmates and I to start this organization several years ago at the UW Law School so that we now have a legal forum that focuses on our community."

As space is limited, RSVP to Kaustuv M. Das, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, 2600 Century Square, 1501 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101.