1890 Hong Yeng Chang
In 1890 Hong Yeng Chang was denied the right to practice law in California. Now a group of students and a couple of professors are working to reverse that decision.
In a decision still studied in law schools as a 19th century lesson in bigotry, the California Supreme Court in 1890 denied Hong Yeng Chang’s application to practice law solely because he was Chinese.
Now, students at a Northern California law school are working to right that wrong. They hope to persuade the current court to reverse its 124-year-old decision. Click here to read more.