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News Posted on August 17, 2020

Professor Chin named a fellow of the American Bar Foundation

The American Bar Foundation has selected Professor Gabriel “Jack” Chin as a fellow.

The American Bar Foundation is a nearly 70-year-old nonprofit. According to its website, its fellows form “a global honorary society dedicated to the empirical and interdisciplinary study of law.” Fellows include attorneys, judges, law school faculty and other legal scholars whose public and private careers have “demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities.”

Membership is limited to 1 percent of licensed attorneys in a jurisdiction.

Gabriel "Jack" Chin is Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Law and holder of the Edward L. Barrett, Jr. Endowed Chair at UC Davis School of Law.  He 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.