2016 Princeton University Constitution Day Lecture

Thu, Sep 15, 2016, 4:30 pm
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Program in American Studies
Office of the Provost
James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions
Program in Law and Public Affairs

Frank H. Wu

Frank H. Wu. Photo courtesy of the University of California, Hastings

Frank H. Wu is currently the William L. Prosser Distinguished Professor at University of California Hastings College of Law. He previously served as chancellor and dean at the school, receiving a unanimous vote for renewal to a second term after having been voted the most “influential” dean in legal education in a poll by National Jurist magazine.

Before joining UC Hastings, he was a member of the faculty at Howard University, the nation’s leading historically black college/university, for a decade. He served as dean of Wayne State University Law School in his hometown of Detroit, and he has been a visiting professor at George Washington University, University of Maryland, University of Michigan; an adjunct professor at Columbia University; and a Thomas C. Grey Teaching Fellow at Stanford University. He taught at the Peking University School of Transnational Law in its inaugural year.

He is the author of Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White, which was immediately reprinted in its hardcover edition, and co-author of Race, Rights and Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internment, which received the single greatest grant from the Civil Liberties Public Education Fund. He is writing a book on the Vincent Chin case, and his op-ed discussing the significance of the subject appeared in The New York Times on the 30th anniversary of the crime. Other op-eds have appeared in the The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Tribune. He blogs regularly for Huffington Post.