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P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans

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Ming Hsu Chen, 2001

Associate Professor, Colorado Law

Ming Hsu Chen is the child of immigrants from China

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a JD in Law at New York University

MING HSU CHEN is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Law School specializing in immigration and public law. In 2016, the US Commission on Civil Rights appointed her to its 14-person Colorado State Advisory Committee of the US Commission on Civil Rights.

Ming was born to parents of Chinese heritage who immigrated to the United States after the 1965 liberalization of US immigration policy.

She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a degree in social studies and the study of religion, and she completed a JD at New York University Law School and a Ph.D. at University of California, Berkeley.

Before entering academia, Ming worked for the US Department of Justice, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the US Equal Employment opportunity Commission, and the Brookings Institution. She also clerked on the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals with Judge James Browning.

Ming is married to civil rights attorney Stephen Chen. Together they have a daughter, Maya, and reside in Boulder, Colorado.

Work History
  • Colorado Law, Associate Professor | 2011