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P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans

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Anita Yang Hsu, 1998

JD, University of California, Berkeley

Anita Yang Hsu is an immigrant from Taiwan

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a JD in Law at University of California, Berkeley

Anita Yang Hsu is Vice President and General Counsel at MBK Real Estate Companies in Orange County, California. Previously, she was senior associate at Manatt, Phelps and Phillips, LLP in Los Angeles. She was born in Taipei, Taiwan and came to the US as a small child, settling in Temple City, California.

While an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley, she served as an intern and intern manager of the Berkeley Own Recognizance Project, which provides pre-trial freedom for those who cannot afford bail. Anita conducted interviews in jail, contacted references, prepared written reports to the court, and attended court sessions to record decisions. This work led her to design and conduct a study of women prisoners for her senior honors thesis. As a result of these experiences, she shifted her field of interest from medicine to law. She completed her JD at University of California at Berkeley's Boalt Hall in 2001.

Anita is married to Jack Hsu and they have a daughter.

Education
  • JD Law | University of California, Berkeley 2000
  • BA Psychology | University of California, Berkeley 1998
Work History
  • MBK Real Estate Companies, Vice President and General Counsel