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Bill Ong Hing, Rebellious Lawyer

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Professor of Law

University of San Francisco School of Law and

UC Davis School of Law

General Counsel for Immigrant Legal Resource Center

Throughout his career, Professor Hing has pursued social justice through a combination of community work, litigation, and scholarship. He is the author of numerous academic and practice-oriented publications on immigration policy and race relations, including Ethical Borders—NAFTA, Globalization, and Mexican Migration (Temple University Press, 2010), Deporting Our Souls-Morality, Values, and Immigration Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2006), Defining America Through Immigration Policy(Temple University Press, 2004), and Making and Remaking Asian America Through Immigration Policy (Stanford University Press, 1993). His book To Be An American: Cultural Pluralism and the Rhetoric of Assimilation (NYU Press, 1997) received the award for Outstanding Academic Book by the librarians’ journal Choice. At UC Davis, Hing directed the law school clinical program. He was also co-counsel in the precedent-setting U.S. Supreme Court asylum case, INS v. Cardoza-Fonseca (1987). Hing is the founder of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center in San Francisco and continues to volunteer as general counsel for this organization. He serves on the board of the Southeast Asian Refugee Action Center and is president of the San Francisco Immigrant Rights Commission.

Bill Ong Hing at University of San Francisco School of Law

Bill Ong Hing at UC Davis School of Law 

Bill Ong Hing at Immigrant Legal Resource Center

For Bill Ong Hing’s work with the ILRC, click here.

For Bill Ong Hing’s writings on Rebellious Lawyering, click here.

Bill Ong Hing Appointed to San Francisco Police Commission



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