Frank H. Wu is currently the William L. Prosser Distinguished Professor at University of California Hastings College of Law. He previously served as chancellor and dean at the school, receiving a unanimous vote for renewal to a second term after having been voted the most “influential” dean in legal education in a poll by National Jurist magazine.
Before joining UC Hastings, he was a member of the faculty at Howard University, the nation’s leading historically black college/university, for a decade. He served as dean of Wayne State University Law School in his hometown of Detroit, and he has been a visiting professor at George Washington University, University of Maryland, University of Michigan; an adjunct professor at Columbia University; and a Thomas C. Grey Teaching Fellow at Stanford University. He taught at the Peking University School of Transnational Law in its inaugural year.
He is the author of Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White, which was immediately reprinted in its hardcover edition, and co-author of Race, Rights and Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internment, which received the single greatest grant from the Civil Liberties Public Education Fund. He is writing a book on the Vincent Chin case, and his op-ed discussing the significance of the subject appeared in The New York Times on the 30th anniversary of the crime. Other op-eds have appeared in the The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Tribune. He blogs regularly for Huffington Post.
- Program in American Studies
- Office of the Provost
- James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions
- Program in Law and Public Affairs