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News Posted on March 14, 2013

Dean Johnson, Professor Chin Speak at Yale Law School

Dean Kevin R. Johnson and Professor Gabriel "Jack" Chin made presentations at Yale Law School on March 8 as part of the Yale Law Journal Symposium on "The Gideon Effect." Dean Johnson also spoke that day as part of an Immigration Theory and Practice Workshop panel hosted by Yale Professor Muneer Ahmad.

The symposium examined the legacy of Gideon v. Wainwright, the 1963 Supreme Court decision that required states to provide counsel for criminal defendants unable to afford an attorney.  Dean Johnson participated in a panel on "A New Gideon? Extending the Right to Counsel."  Professor Chin took part in a panel on "Constructing Gideon's Army: Responsibility, Race, and Legal Culture."

Kevin R. Johnson is Dean and Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law and Chicana/o studies at UC Davis School of Law. He is an internationally recognized scholar in the fields of immigration law and policy, refugee law, and civil rights.

Gabriel "Jack" Chin, who joined the King Hall faculty in 2011, is a prolific and much-cited criminal and immigration law scholar whose work has addressed many of the most pressing social issues of our time.

"The Gideon Effect"