What’s Keeping Asian-American Lawyers From Ascending The Legal Ranks?
“In 1872, 13-year-old Hong Yen Chang came to the U.S. to be groomed as a diplomat. He earned degrees from Yale University and Columbia University’s law school, and passed the bar exam.”
For more than a century, Asian Americans have faced obstacles and biases in law and government, as evidenced by the dearth of Asian Americans who hold state and federal clerkships and judgeships today. Stereotypes and a lack of role models in government, among other factors, must be addressed by the APA legal community to move forward.
For more information, check out the study “A Portrait of Asian Americans in the Law,” recently published by NAPABA and Yale Law School. Through rigorous data and scholarship, California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu and his team highlight the disparities that face Asian Americans in the law today.
Click this link to read the study: https://www.apaportraitproject.org/