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.

Donna

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