Third-year law student Chi-Ser Tran was honored by the Public Interest Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association at its annual awards ceremony on December 10, 2015.

Tran received the Law Student Award, which recognizes commitment to public service, for her work serving immigrant and limited English proficient workers and communities. In addition to working as a summer Peggy Browning Fellow with the Employment Unit at Community Legal Services and with the Office of the Solicitor for the U.S. Department of Labor, she has completed a clinical with the Sheller Center for Social Justice, and is currently a practicum intern at Nationalities Service Center. Tran has represented clients in employment matters, contributed to Sheller Center advocacy projects with Asian Americans United and the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition, organized multi-lingual community outreach events at CLS to educate limited English proficient workers about their rights, and led Temple student participation in the 2015 Philadelphia Pro Bono Citizenship Day.

Tran is a Rubin-Presser Social Justice Fellow at Temple Law, and has received a Marutani Fellowship from APABA-PA. She was nominated for the award by APABA-PA President and PA Institutional Law Project attorney Su Ming Yeh, who lauded her “longstanding dedication to social justice, the Asian American community, her clear intellect, and leadership skills.” She hopes to pursue a public interest law career.