Center on Asian Americans and the Law Scholarship

The Center will function as a hub and platform for interdisciplinary scholarship on issues of interest not just to the AAPI community but to all Americans and, indeed, the world.

Despite their small numbers, Asian Americans have been at the center of innumerable important legal controversies. Many of the cases reached the United States Supreme Court, raising issues ranging from immigration and citizenship to constitutional law and civil rights, from national security and internment to education and affirmative action. The stories and struggles of the individuals involved—including gold miners, laundrymen, farmers, cannery workers, fishermen, and U.S. citizens imprisoned in concentration camps—provide rich material for study across many areas of the law.

Recent scholarship generated by the Center includes: