Law Dean Frank Wu talks Vincent Chin, Legal Careers and Asian-American Social Justice, April 5

Recently named the most “influential” Dean in legal education by the National Jurist, Frank Wu will be visiting Sonoma State, speaking with students and members of the community in a variety of venues.

Wu, Chancellor and Dean of the UC Hastings College of Law, will be holding a question and answer session for students considering law school or a career in legal studies on April 5, from 2-3 p.m. in Carson 56. This lecture is hosted by the Center for Ethics, Law, and Society, an organization that has gained momentum this semester with lectures from legal professionals. All students considering law school or thinking about entering the legal field are encouraged to attend.

In conjunction with Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Awareness Month, Wu will also be at the HUB speaking about legal, educational and cultural interventions to social justice in Asian American contexts from 3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

He will conclude his day on campus by introducing the Sonoma Film Institute screening of the documentary, “Who Killed Vincent Chin?” at 7 p.m. in Warren Auditorium (Ives 101). Wu is currently writing a book on the Vincent Chin case and recently penned an Op-Ed piece about it in the New York Times. He will remain after the screening to answer questions from the audience.

All events are free and open to the public.

Wu began his service as Chancellor and Dean of UC Hastings in July 2010, but has been a professor for many years, working at George Washington University, University of Maryland, University and Michigan, as an adjunct professor at Columbia University and a teaching fellow at Stanford University. He has published several books and his career continues to flourish.

For further information, contact Ajay Gehlawat at gehlawat@sonoma.edu.

To read the New York Times piece on "Why Vincent Chin Matters," visit http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/23/opinion/why-vincent-chin-matters.html?_r=0