Law School Dean to Discuss Future of Civil Rights

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April 10 lecture by Frank H. Wu will address complexities of race and civil rights in the U.S.

By Bettye Miller on March 21, 2014

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Hastings College of the Law Chancellor and Dean Frank H. Wu will discuss the future of civil rights in the U.S. on April 10.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Frank H. Wu, chancellor and dean of the University of California Hastings College of the Law, will discuss the complexities of race and civil rights in the United States on April 10 at the University of California, Riverside.

The lecture, “Race Beyond Black and White: The Future of Civil Rights,” will begin at 12:30 p.m. in Highlander Union Building 269. The event is free and open to the public. Parking permits may be purchased at the kiosk on West Campus Drive and University Avenue. The event is presented by the School of Public Policy and the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.

Wu 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,” which received a grant from the Civil Liberties Public Education Fund.

He previously taught at Howard University, served as dean of Wayne State University Law School, and taught at the Peking University School of Transnational Law during its inaugural year. Prior to his academic career, he held a clerkship with the late U.S. District Judge Frank J. Battisti in Cleveland and practiced law with the firm of Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco.

In 2013, he was voted the most influential dean in legal education in a poll by National Jurist magazine and this year was again listed among the top five most influential leaders in legal education. In 2012, the Daily Journal newspaper named him to their list of “top 100” lawyers in California for his efforts to reform legal education. He received the Chang-Lin Tien Education Leadership Award from the Asian Pacific Fund in 2008.

Wu received a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and a J.D. from the University of Michigan. He also completed the Management Development Program of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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