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Amy Chua

American lawyer, writer, and legal scholar

1962   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: Harvard College, Harvard Law School
occupation: lawyer, writer, university teacher, economist

Amy Lynn Chua (born October 26, 1962) is an American lawyer, academic and writer. Chua graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School. She is the John M. Duff Jr. Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Her expertise is in international business transactions, law and development, ethnic conflict, and globalization and the law. She joined the Yale faculty in 2001 after teaching at Duke Law School for seven years. Prior to starting her teaching career, she was a corporate law associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. She is also known for her parenting memoir Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. In 2011, she was named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people, one of The Atlantic's Brave Thinkers, and one of Foreign Policy's Global Thinkers.As of September 2018 and prior to the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court, Chua and her husband, Jed Rubenfeld, are under investigation by Yale amid allegations that she "groomed" potential female clerks for the judge to appear a certain way, which Chua denies, pointing out that her own daughter was approved for such a position with him.
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