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UC Davis students seek posthumous law license for Chinese immigrant




UC Davis School of Law
UC Davis School of Law
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A group of law students in Northern California are pushing to get a law license for a Chinese immigrant even though he's been dead for quite some time. In 1890, the state Supreme Court denied Hong Yen Chang’s application to practice law because he was Chinese.

It's a 124-year-old California Supreme Court decision that continues to be studied in law schools today. For more on this we're joined by Gabriel Chin, professor at UC Davis School of Law.