How Asian Americans Have Succeeded in the Law

15 August 2017


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About the talk

Frank H. Wu, author, law professor, former law school dean, and head of a prestigious non-profit Chinese American membership organization, will talk about how Asian immigrants and their American born descendants have been integral to the development of Constitutional law and common law. He will discuss precedent setting cases they have been party to on issues such as citizenship, racial equality, and due process. He also will offer examples of their progress as attorneys and judges. He will engage in dialogue about how democracy and diversity can work together as ideals.

About the speaker

Frank H Wu is currently a Distinguished Professor at University of California Hastings College of Law. He previously served as Chancellor & Dean after having been voted the most "influential" dean in legal education in a poll by National Jurist magazine.

In April 2016, he was elected by the members of Committee of 100 as their Chair. The Committee of 100 is a non-profit membership organization. It invites Chinese Americans who have achieved the highest levels of success to join, working on twin missions of promoting good relations between the US and China and the civic engagement of Chinese Americans.

He is the author of Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White, and co-author of Race, Rights and Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internment.

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Time: 6-7pm

Location: Common Room, Level 4, New Law Building (F10), Eastern Avenue, Camperdown, The University of Sydney

Cost: Free, however registration is essential

Contact: Professional Learning & Community Engagement

Phone: 9351 0248

Email: 5e3311792830010f2004774b1b0a0d3d206d2a5c334b1407