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News Posted on May 8, 2014

King Hall Students' Effort to Posthumously License Chinese Immigrant Attorney Draws Media Coverage

An effort by UC Davis School of Law students to seek posthumous admission to the California State Bar for an immigrant attorney who was denied the opportunity to practice in the state more than a century ago due to laws that discriminated against the Chinese has drawn coverage from media including the Associated Press, the Sacramento Bee, television station KCRA-3 in Sacramento, and the ABA Journal.

The Associated Press article, which was published in numerous media outlets, details how students in the UC Davis School of Law Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) are asking the State Bar of California, and eventually the California Supreme Court, to admit Hong Yen Chang, who was denied a license to practice law in California in 1890. Professor Gabriel "Jack" Chin, APALSA's faculty advisor, is quoted in the Associated Press and other articles on the effort.

Associated Press article

Sacramento Bee article

ABA Journal article