Honorable Denny Chin '75 (Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit): Asian Americans and the Law: The Constitution in Action

Mar 7, 2023, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
Open to Princeton University ID Holders


Event Description

Law Engaged Graduate Student Seminars

 Asian American legal history has been largely ignored in our education system.  Ironically, the recent rash of anti-Asian violence has drawn some attention to this history, and educators are starting to take more of an interest.  Over the years, despite their small numbers and limited resources, Asian Americans did not hesitate to stand up for their rights, and many of their cases reached the United States Supreme Court.  There is much to be learned from the stories of these individuals -- laborers, laundrymen, grocers, fishermen, women accused of being prostitutes, and others.  Their challenges, their struggles, their experiences with our judicial system teach us much about how the Constitution works and how it sometimes does not work.
In this presentation, Judge Denny Chin '75, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, will provide an overview of the legal history of individuals of Asian descent in the United States.

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