Professor of Legal Analysis and Writing
Specialty Areas & Course Descriptions
B.S. with honors 1990 Portland State University
J.D. 1994 Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College
M.S. 1996 Portland State University
Chin was a member of the Executive Committee for the Minority Groups Section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) and the Award Committee for the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research. He was a Commissioner on the Oregon Commission on Asian Affairs. He served on the planning committee of the Asian American Youth Leadership Conference. He was chair of the Oregon State Bar’s Legal Heritage Interest Group and is a current member of the Group. Chin is a member of the Legal Writing Institute (LWI) and Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) serving on various committees.
Chin served in the U.S. Air Force, Air Force Reserves, Oregon Air National Guard, and Oregon Army National Guard.
He was a deputy district attorney for Multnomah County, co-chair of the Oregon Minority Lawyers Association, a member of the Oregon State Bar’s Uniform Criminal Jury Instructions Committee, a delegate to the Oregon State Bar’s House of Delegates, and vice-president of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance (Portland Lodge).
Chin has given presentations on clear writing, team teaching, scholarship, curriculum development, and race and culture issues. His research interests include issues relating to diversity, national security, criminal law, and immigration. He is a member of the Oregon State Bar, the Legal Writing Institute, and Clarity.