Professor Robert Chang receives prestigious Ferguson award

Professor Robert ChangProfessor Robert Chang is the 2009 recipient of the Clyde Ferguson Award from the Minority Groups Section of the Association of American Law Schools. The honor, named for one of the first African-American tenured professors at Harvard Law School, is granted to "an outstanding law teacher who in the course of his or her career has achieved excellence in the areas of public service, teaching and scholarship."

Chang is the founding director of the Fred. T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality at Seattle University School of Law. A graduate of Princeton and Duke Universities, he writes primarily in the area of race and interethnic relations. He is the author of "Disoriented: Asian Americans, Law and the Nation-State" and more than 35 articles, essays, and chapters published in leading law reviews and books on Critical Race Theory, LatCrit Theory, and Asian American Legal Studies.

"This is a well-deserved honor, and we congratulate and thank Professor Chang for the outstanding work he does to merit the award," Dean Kellye Testy said.

Chang is working on an anthology on Asian Americans and the Law that will be published by NYU Press in 2009. He has also been engaged in legal advocacy work and was a primary contributor to an amicus brief in support of marriage equality submitted by 63 Asian Pacific American organizations in the Marriage Equality Cases before the California Supreme Court.

He is on the board of directors of the Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty and of LatCrit. He also serves on the advisory board of Berkeley's Asian American Law Journal.

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