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  Frank Wu, NCORE 2011 (San Francisco) Keynote Speaker API Caucus   

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Frank Wu

Frank H. Wu, J.D., Chancellor and Dean, William B. Lockhart Professor of Law, Hastings College of the Law, University of California—San Francisco, California. His keynote address is entitled "Beyond Black and White: A New Paradigm for Civil Rights."

Frank Wu is the William B. Lockhart Professor of Law. The first Asian American to serve as Dean at UC Hastings. Dean Wu previously taught for a decade at Howard University. He also has taught at the law schools of George Washington University, University of Maryland, Columbia University, University of Michigan, Peking University, as well as in the undergraduate programs of Johns Hopkins University and Deep Springs College. He served as dean of Wayne State University Law School in his hometown of Detroit.

Active in the community, Dean Wu served as a Trustee of Gallaudet University, the only university in the world serving primarily deaf and hard of hearing individuals; he served for four years as Vice-Chair of its Board. He also has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, a member of the Board on Professional Responsibility in Washington, D.C. (which adjudicates attorney discipline matters), and Chair of the Human Rights Commission of Washington, D.C.

Currently he is a member of the U.S. Department of Education’s National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) to advise the Secretary of Education on matters of accreditation. He is also a member of the U.S. Defense Department’s Military Leadership Diversity Commission to make recommendations to Congress and the President on policies that provide leadership opportunities in the Armed Forces. Dean Wu’s research and writing emphasizes issues of diversity and civic engagement. His works include Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White, and Race, Rights and Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internment, which he co-authored under a grant from the Civil Liberties Public Education Fund.