SCCLA Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association

SCCLA Student Representatives

Siqi Chen

Siqi Chen is currently a 2L at Pepperdine School of Law. He is the Business Editor (Marketing & Blog) for Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship, and the Law. His article “Chinese Manufacturing Landing in the United States: A Thriving Future of Made in America” is chosen for online publication in the upcoming school year. He is currently working as a law clerk at the immigration Law Office of Shirley Wei, where he has acquired hands-on experience in assisting immigrants with petitions for relief, detention, and removal. He received his B.A. in Economics with an Accounting minor from the University of California, Los Angles. He has worked on several projects for SCCLA over the past year, including the joint SCCLA/JABA/KABA Citizenship Clinic, the Venice High School presentation, and the APABA Town Hall in San Gabriel Valley. He is enthusiastic about the unknown and is always ready for a challenge.

Luyang “Yolanda” Liu

Luyang “Yolanda” Liu is a second year J.D. student at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. She is Chief Technical Editor for Loyola of Los Angeles International & Comparative Law Review. She has been on the board of Asian Pacific American Law Students Association at Loyola since 2016, and will serve as External Vice President from the fall semester. Yolanda aspires to be a tax attorney or a corporate attorney in the future. In the upcoming summer, she is going to intern with Andersen Tax in its Los Angeles office. During law school, she has been working as a volunteer for the Tax Appeals Assistance Program of Board of Equalization since August 2016. There, she uses her bilingual skills and tax knowledge to help low-income taxpayers, many of which are new immigrants from Asia, in appealing their sales and use tax bills. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics from People’s University of China and her Master’s degree in Economics from University of Southern California. She can speak, read and write Chinese.

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