Please join APALSA for a conversation with CA Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu about the recently released Portrait Project: A Study of Asian Americans in the Law. Overall, Asian Americans have penetrated virtually every sector of the legal profession, but they are significantly underrepresented in the leadership ranks of law firms, government, and academia. The study provides a descriptive account of this central finding, laying the groundwork for future exploration of causal mechanisms and potential solutions. Asian Americans have a firm foot in the door of the legal profession; the question now is how wide the door will swing open.
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The son of Taiwanese immigrants, Justice Goodwin Liu grew up in Sacramento, where he attended public schools. He went to Stanford University in 1991 and graduated from Yale Law School in 1998, becoming the first in his family to earn a law degree. He clerked for Judge David Tatel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and went on to clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg during the October 2000 Term. Before joining the state’s highest court, Justice Liu was a Professor of Law at the UC Berkeley School of Law. His primary areas of expertise are constitutional law, education law and policy, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
A non-pizza lunch will be served. This event is sponsored in part by the Student Senate with funds from the Student Activity Fee.