Professor of Law
Specialty Areas & Course Descriptions
B.S., 1988, California Institute of Technology
M.J., 1992, University of California, Berkeley
J.D., 1995, University of California, Berkeley (Order of the Coif)
Before joining the Lewis & Clark faculty, Tung Yin was associate professor (2002-2007), professor (2007-2008), and professor and Claire Ferguson Carlson Faculty Fellow (2008-2009) at The University of Iowa College of Law. He also practiced law from 1998-2002 with Munger Tolles & Olson LLP in Los Angeles, California, where he represented clients in white collar criminal defense and employment discrimination matters. He is a former law clerk to the late Hon. Edward Rafeedie of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the Hon. William J. Holloway, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and the Hon. J. Clifford Wallace of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. While in law school, he was a Note and Comment Editor of the California Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Board. Yin’s scholarly work has focused primarily on domestic legal issues arising out of the United States’ military and prosecutorial responses to the 9/11 attacks and has examined such matters as the jurisdiction of the federal courts to entertain habeas petitions by Guantanamo Bay detainees, the theory of unilateral executive branch war powers, and the potential constitutional rights available to alien detainees outside the country.