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California Supreme Court to Rule on Bar Admission of Hong Yen Chang

Posted By Kevin R. Johnson, Mar 13, 2015

Last spring, UC Davis law students sought the posthumous admission of Hong Yen Chang to the California State Bar.

Hong Yen Chang

More than a century ago, Chang was denied the opportunity to practice law in California because of his race. See: Law students seek to right historic wrong with posthumous California Bar admission of Chinese lawyer.

Jack and APALSA students

Students in the UC Davis School of Law Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) asked the California Supreme Court to admit Hong Yen Chang to the bar. Professor Jack Chin, a leading civil rights law professor, has been working on the case with the APALSA students and the law firm of Munger Tolles & Olson LLP.

The California Supreme Court announced today that it would file an opinion in the case next Monday.  Stay tuned!