The Supreme Court cites Professor Chin in Chaidez.
Professor Chin files an Amicus Brief in Shelby County v. Holder Voting Rights Act case.
Professor Chin comments on presidential eligibility of Senator Ted Cruz
Professor Chin supports amnesty in San Francisco Chronicle op-ed.
Professor Chin comments on Arizona v. United States in the Daily Beast, SCOTUSBLOG, NPR, and The New York Times.
Professor Chin comments on the Trayvon Martin Case in The New York Times, CNN and the Huffington Post.
Professor Chin comments in The Wall Street Journal about the admissibility of statements in the prosecution of the SF Sheriff.
Professor Chin comments on SB1070 and its copycats in the Los Angeles Times.
Professor Chin comments on the 11th Circuit test of SB1070 Copycat laws.
Prof. Chin on the Arizona birther bill and on presidential eligibility. In The New York Times, he calls proposals to end birthright citizenship "unwise, un-American and unconstitutional."
SB1070: Professor Chin and Dean Kevin Johnson's op-ed in the Washington Post about racial profiling. Professors Chin, James Anaya and Paul Finkelman's op-ed on birthright citizenship. Professor Chin is quoted in The New York Times. Prof. Chin's co-authored memo on SB1070 is available here.
Justice Stevens' majority opinion and Justice Alito's concurrence cited the work of Prof. Chin and co-author Rick Holmes in Padilla v. Kentucky, 130 S. Ct. 1473 (2010), which adopted their argument that defense counsel should advise clients of the possibility of deportation. March 31, 2010.
Professor Chin teaches and writes in Criminal Law and Procedure, Immigration Law, and Race and Law.
Professor Chin's scholarship is in three related areas. First, he writes about the collateral consequences of criminal conviction, such as deportation and felon disenfranchisement, particularly how the criminal justice system should accomodate collateral consequences procedurally and substantively, and how they intersect with questions of race. Second, he writes about Race and Law, with with a focus on Asian Pacific American legal history and how the Asian Pacific American legal experience fits in to larger trends in legal development. Third, he writes about the constitutional law of immigration.
He joined the University of California, Davis, in 2011 after teaching at the University of Arizona Rogers College of Law, University of Cincinnati College of Law and Western New England College School of Law. His scholarship has appeared in the Penn, UCLA, Cornell, Iowa, North Carolina, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties and Illinois law reviews, and the Duke and Georgetown Law Journals, among others. He won the AALS Scholarly Paper Prize, and was listed in Professor Brian Leiter's 2002, 2007 and 2010 surveys of the most cited law professors. He was named one of the 25 Most Notable Asians in America for his work with students repealing anti-Asian alien land laws.
He holds a B.A. from Wesleyan, a J.D. from Michigan and an LL.M. from Yale. Before entering teaching, he was a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Richard P. Matsch in Denver. He practiced corporate and securities litigation with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Boston and New York, and represented criminal defendants on appeal with The Legal Aid Society of New York. He keeps a hand in practice by prosecuting with students, most recently as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona.
Full CV here.