Frank H. Wu, Esq., wearing a dark suit with a red-and-white striped tie

Title

Trustee Emeritus

About

Frank H. Wu served as a trustee from 2000 to 2010, including an interim capacity as vice chair.

He became a Distinguished Professor following service as Chancellor and Dean of the College of Law at University of California, Hastings. Prior, he was a faculty member at Howard University for a decade; dean of Wayne State University Law School in his hometown of Detroit; a visiting professor at University of Michigan; an adjunct professor at Columbia University; and a Thomas C. Grey Teaching Fellow at Stanford University. He taught at the Peking University School of Transnational Law in its inaugural year and again a decade later. In his leadership roles at UC Hastings and Wayne, as well as on faculty at Howard, he was the first Asian American to serve in such a capacity.

In April 2016, Professor Wu was elected chair of Committee of 100, a non-profit membership organization of Chinese Americans; then in February 2017, he became the group’s first-ever President. He was appointed by the U.S. Department of Education to its National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity and by the Defense Department to the Military Leadership Diversity Commission. He currently is a trustee of Deep Springs College.

Professor 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.

Prior to his academic career, he held a clerkship with the late U.S. District Judge Frank J. Battisti in Cleveland and practiced law with the firm of Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco – while there, he devoted a quarter of his time to pro bono work on behalf of indigent clients.

Professor Wu resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.