The law firm of Tran Arrowsmith PLLC and Lambda Phi Epsilon International Fraternity, Inc. are thrilled to announce the Lambda Phi Epsilon Legal Internship Program, which will provide members with an unmatched opportunity to gain legal insight into the operations of culturally based fraternal organizations (“CBFOs”) and other issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Beginning this summer, one undergraduate or graduate member of Lambda Phi Epsilon with an interest in law, will be placed with Tran Arrowsmith for a semester-long experience. The Internship will strategically expose the Intern to various aspects of Tran Arrowsmith’s practice areas, including fraternal governance, campus recognition, judicial hearings, vendor contracts, as well as member misconduct and response. The Intern will also have collaborative opportunities to assist with various litigation matters, including name changes and claims of discrimination in employment, places of public accommodation, housing, and education.
“References to 'traditional fraternity and sorority life' often overlook the 60+ organizations that belong to NAPA, NALFO, NMGC, and NPHC—and even other groups that do not belong to a conference. As social justice and diversity, equity, and inclusion remain at the forefront of our community’s consciousness, this Legal Internship Program seeks to increase legal competency within a part of our community that has been leading on these issues for decades,” comments Lambda Phi Epsilon International Board President Dr. Bryan Dosono.
“One exciting aspect of the Internship,” states Tran Arrowsmith Partner Stevie Tran, “is the opportunity for the member to develop a legal-based capstone project like an educational program—content that is currently much needed within the CBFO community. Our Firm is very excited to guide the Intern in creating competent education and training for members and the greater fraternal community.”
The Internship will also provide professional mentorship and development, including a Tran Arrowsmith-sponsored attendance to the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors’ Annual Meeting.
About Lambda Phi Epsilon
Founded in 1981 at Los Angeles, California, Lambda Phi Epsilon International Fraternity, Inc. has grown to become the world’s largest Asian-interest fraternity. Lambda Phi Epsilon (ΛΦΕ, also known as LFE) aims to guide men on a lifelong discovery of authenticity and personal growth. To learn more, visit https://lambdaphiepsilon.com.
About Tran Arrowsmith
Tran Arrowsmith PLLC is a boutique law firm based in Phoenix, Arizona, specializing in outside general counsel legal services for CBFOs, in addition to direct legal services for the LGBTQ community and those from underrepresented, underserved backgrounds. Our experience extends to organizations within NALFO, NAPA, NIC, NMGC, NPC, NPHC, and even those not belonging to an umbrella conference. Tran Arrowsmith has experience supporting groups through issues of internal governance, misconduct reporting and response, campus recognition and relationships, judicial hearings, vendor contracts, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and related education and training.