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Trailblazing Chinese Lawyer Honored by Columbia Law School

Hong Yen Chang, “a trailblazing Chinese immigrant” will be honored by Columbia Law School by having its Center for Chinese Legal Studies named after him. So reports NBC News.

scale 40635 640Chang was both the first Chinese graduate of Columbia Law School and the first Chinese American admitted as a lawyer in the U.S. Chang overcame “rampant” discrimination against the Chinese and carved out a legal career during a time of “labor unrest and fears about the loss of white racial purity in the country.”

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