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Workers Without Families: The Unintended Consequences

by Rhacel Salazar Parren͂as, Cerissa Salazar Parren͂as

This article investigates the plight of the Philippines' “overlooked second generation,” or the children of overseas Filipino workers who, due to legal restrictions, cannot immediately apply for visas...

Judiciary, Diversity, and Justice for All

by Edward M. Chen

This article, a speech by United States Magistrate Judge Edward M. Chen, comments on the lack of diversity in the higher levels of the United States legal system. Chen explores the reasons for this, s...

Syllabus: Asian Pacific Americans and the Law

by Gabriel J. Chin

This article is a syllabus for Gabriel J. Chin's course, Asian Pacific Americans and the Law.


Syllabus: Asian Americans and the Law

by Robert S. Chang

This article is a syllabus for Robert S. Chang's course, Asian Americans and the Law.


Outsider Jurisprudence, Critical Pedogogy and Social Justice Activism: Marking the Stirrings of Critical Legal Education

by Francisco Valdes

This article explores the importance of “critical outsider jurisprudence,” (OutCrit) or the contributions to legal discourse made by scholars and activists who align themselves with marginalized outsi...

Teaching Asian Americans and the Law: Struggling with History, Identity, and Politics

by Robert S. Chang

This article discusses issues of identity construction in teaching Asian American law and explores how the historical differentiation and homogenization of Asian Americans have contributed to a presen...

Rethinking Asian American Jurisprudence

by Leti Volpp

This article explores methods and approaches of teaching Asian American jurisprudence while addressing current problems and tensions within Asian American studies pedagogy, including marginalization o...

Korematsu v. United States: A “Constant Caution” in a Time of Crisis

by Susan Kiyomi Serrano, Dale Minami

This article revisits the famous case of Korematsu v. United States and examines the implications of its decision for post-9/11 America. It explores whether the issues involved in the Korematsu case a...

The Enduring Effect of the Chinese Exclusion Cases: The “Plenary Power” Justification for On-Going Abuses of Human Rights

by Natsu Taylor Saito

We tend to think of Chae Chan Ping v. United States and the other Chinese exclusion cases of the late 1800s as a remnant of the racist past of Asian exclusion and segregation in America. However, thes...

The Arrival of Asian Americans: An Agenda for Legal Scholarship

by Frank H. Wu

This article outlines recommendations for the development of Asian American legal scholarship, given the rapid growth of both the Asian American population and Asian American studies at the time of wr...

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June 2011

Volume 18

Volume 18 was produced during the 2010-2011 school year.


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