Jiali (Keli) Huang is a third-year law student at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she is a Dean’s Merit Scholar, Jacob Burns Scholar, Heyman Corporate Law Scholar, Public Service Scholar, and Black Asian Latino Students Association Alumni Group Scholar. Additionally, she is a MCCA Scholar, NAPABA Law Foundation Scholar, and Corporate Counsel Women of Color Scholar. Keli currently serves as the President of Cardozo Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, the Chief Justice of the Cardozo Student Bar Association Judiciary, a member of the Dean’s Council for Diversity and Inclusion, and a Notes Editor for the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution. She was also a member of the Cardozo Securities Arbitration Clinic and the Cardozo Alternative Dispute Resolution Competition Honor Society. She previously represented Cardozo Law School at various interschool competitions, including the Willem Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and the Transactional LawMeets Competition. Most recently, she co-chaired the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY)’s Student Outreach Committee and helped in planning AABANY’s 2016 Fall Conference.
Prior to attending law school, she was a legal support analyst at the New York State Office of the Attorney General, where she assisted in complex commercial litigation matters, and served on the executive committee of Minds Matter NYC, a non-profit organization that matches high-achieving high school students from low-income families with mentors. She graduated cum laude from SUNY Binghamton, with a B.A. in philosophy, politics and law and three minors in business, Chinese, and global studies. Keli is looking forward to joining the New York Office of Kirkland & Ellis after law school, where she was a summer associate.