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Stella Ming Tsai L’88 never learned how to rest on her laurels. Glancing at the wide-ranging list of professional and philanthropic organizations with which she is affiliated, one gets the sense that Tsai’s schedule could easily keep a number of people very busy. Yet in every position Tsai has been involved with - whether as Board Member of Philadelphia Legal Assistance, a pro bono organization which provides civil legal services to Philadelphia’s low-income community, or as the former Chair of the Administrative Law Group at the City of Philadelphia Law Department - she has consistently displayed an enormous level of commitment and innovation to get the job done.
Tsai’s latest endeavor as President of the Law Alumni Society is no exception. Wielding a keen insight into the needs of Penn Law alumni , one of Tsai’s major goals for the next two years is to bolster LAS’ outreach to the geographically diverse group. She also hopes to reach out to graduates who have not become involved with the alumni scene at Penn Law, despite a desire to reconnect with old friends and stay informed of current events. “Penn Law School has experienced a real surge in the past few years, and I feel a sense of responsibility towards both maintaining that momentum and informing our alumni about the great new programs being implemented here,” says Tsai.
She is especially proud to relate news about Penn Law's booming Public Service Program to alumni. Her own record in public service is remarkable for the diversity of causes which she has sought to promote. A longtime champion for children and families at risk, an aspect of her tenure at the City of Philadelphia Law Department she found extraordinarily rewarding was her work with the Department of Human Services. “My personal mission dovetailed with the agenda of the administration,” Tsai explains. Tsai helped to influence ongoing reforms in Family Court designed to promote timely permanency for children who enter the child welfare system..