April 1, 2004 Law Professor to Deliver Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Keynote Address at the Library on May 11

Press Contact: Audrey Fischer (202) 707-0022

Frank H. Wu, professor of law at Howard University School of Law, will deliver the 2004 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month keynote address at the Library of Congress at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 11, in Madison Hall on the first floor of the James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.

Born in Cleveland and raised in Detroit, Frank Wu received a bachelor of arts degree from Johns Hopkins University and a J.D. from the University of Michigan. He held a clerkship with U.S. District Judge Frank J. Battisti in Cleveland. He then joined the law firm of Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco, where he devoted a quarter of his time to the representation of indigent individuals and held a teaching fellowship at Stanford Law School.

Wu joined the faculty of Howard University School of Law in 1995 and concurrently serves as an adjunct professor at Columbia University Law School. He was a visiting professor at the University of Michigan in 2002-03, where he received the Teacher of the Year award from the Black Law Students Alliance. He served as an expert witness in the University of Michigan affirmative action litigation.

Wu is the author of "Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White" and co-author of "Race, Rights and Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internment." He has been published in the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, Baltimore Sun, Chronicle of Higher Education, Legal Times and Asian Week.

Wu serves on a number of professional boards. He was appointed chair of the D.C. Human Rights Commission (2001-02) by D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams. In 2003 he was appointed by the D.C. Court of Appeals to its Board of Professional Responsibility, which adjudicates attorney discipline matters. In 2004 he joined the Board of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund. He is also a member of the Committee of 100, a civic group founded by Yo-Yo Ma, I.M. Pei and others to promote Asian American political participation.

Wu's media appearances have included "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "Now" with Bill Moyers, "NewsHour" with Jim Lehrer, "The O'Reilly Factor," "Book Notes" with Brian Lamb on C-SPAN, "Talk Back Live" on CNN, "Asian America" on PBS and other shows on National Public Radio, Voice of America and the Fox Channel.


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