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Tung Yin (溵其彤)

Professor of Law

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Pronouns

He/Him

Biography

Biography

Tung Yin joined the Lewis & Clark Law School faculty in 2009. Before that, he taught for seven years at The University of Iowa College of Law, where he was most recently professor and Claire Ferguson Carlson Faculty Fellow; and practiced law from 1998-2002 with Munger Tolles & Olson LLP in Los Angeles, where he specialized in white-collar corporate criminal defense and employment law. He clerked for the late Hon. Edward Rafeedie, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the late Hon. William J. Holloway, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and the Hon. J. Clifford Wallace, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. While in law school at the University of California, Berkeley, he was a Notes and Comments Editor of the California Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Board.

Yin’s academic research focuses primarily on national security and terrorism law and has ranged from legal issues arising out of indefinite military detention of suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay to race and religion and the perception of terrorism, to drone terrorism, and more. His scholarship has been cited in judicial opinions from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Ninth Circuits, the Florida and Georgia Supreme Courts, and other lower state and federal trial courts.

He frequently provides commentary for local and national media on high-profile criminal matters, including news outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Associated Press, The New York Daily News, Bloomberg News, The National Law Journal, The Oregonian, Bloomberg Radio, Oregon Public Broadcasting, KEX News, KXL News, KPAM News, “The Lars Larson Show,” “The Terry Boyd Show,” “The Mark and Dave Show,” and the local news affiliates for ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox. He also writes about running for the Run Oregon blog.

Specialty Areas and Course Descriptions

Academic Credentials

  • BS, 1988, California Institute of Technology
  • MJ, 1992, University of California, Berkeley
  • JD, 1995, University of California, Berkeley (Order of the Coif)

Bibliography

Works Published As Part of a Collection

Book Chapters

  • Lawyers in Terrorism Thrillers, in Law and Justice on the Small Screen (Jessica Silbey and Peter Robson, eds.) (2012) [16 pages].
  • Supreme Court, U.S., in The Twenties in America (encyclopedia entry) (2012).
  • Supreme Court Decisions, U.S., in The Twenties in America (encyclopedia entry) (2012).
  • Supreme Court, U.S., in The Thirties in America (encyclopedia entry) (2011).
  • Civil Rights and Liberties in the United States, in The Thirties in America (encyclopedia entry) (2011).
  • The Alien-Citizen Distinction and the Global War on Terrorism, in Citizenship in a Time of War (Yoav Peled et al. eds.) (2010) (co-authored with David Abraham) [23 pages].
  • Supreme Court Decisions, U.S., in The Forties in America, at 916 (encyclopedia entry) (2010) [5 pages].
  • Civil Rights and Liberties in the United States, in The Forties in America, at 208 (encyclopedia entry) (2010) [4 pages].
  • U.S. National Security Agency is revealed to have been spying on the United Nations, in Great Events from History: Modern Scandals, at 995 (encyclopedia entry) (2009) [4 pages].
  • New York Governor Eliot Spitzer resigns after admitting to using a call-girl service, in Great Events from History: Modern Scandals, at 1167 (encyclopedia entry) (2009) [4 pages].
  • Martha Stewart is convicted, in Great Events from History: Modern Scandals, at 1031 (encyclopedia entry) (2009) [4 pages].
  • Radical author and professor Ward Churchill is fired from the University of Colorado at Boulder for plagiarism and falsification of research data, in Great Events from History: Modern Scandals, at 1111 (encyclopedia entry) (2009) [4 pages].
  • Can “Death Row Phenomenon” Be Confined to Death Row Inmates?, in Death Penalty: New Dimensions 92-121 (Areti Krishna Kumari ed. 2007) [30 pages].
  • Butler v. McKellar, in the Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties, at 208 (encyclopedia entry) (2006) [2 pages].
  • United States v. United States District Court, in the Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties, at 1695 (encyclopedia entry) (2006) [2 pages].
  • Terrorism and Civil Liberties, in the Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties, at 1622 (encyclopedia entry) (2006) [5 pages].
  • Indefinite Detention, in the Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties, at 804 (encyclopedia entry) (2006) [2 pages].
  • U.S. v. The Progressive, in the Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties, at 1694 (encyclopedia entry) (2006) [2 pages].
  • National security and sovereignty, in Ethics, at 1003 (Rev. Ed. 2004) (encyclopedia entry) [3 pages].

Book Reviews

Legal Commentary

Newspaper Editorials

  • When war model gets applied to non-state actors, Iowa City Press-Citizen, July 21, 2007, at 17A (reviewing Poems from Guantanamo: The Detainees Speak)
  • Military recruiting on campus and the Solomon Amendment, Harvard Record, Feb. 9, 2006, at 8.
  • The case of Roberts v. Clinton, Iowa City Press-Citizen, Sept. 29, 2005, at 9A.
  • Enemy of the People?, Iowa City Press-Citizen, Sept. 18, 2005, at 11A.
  • If rules had been followed, Hamm still topples Yang, Iowa City Press-Citizen, Aug. 29, 2004, at 11B.
  • A justice’s contempt for rule of law, Iowa City Press-Citizen, Aug. 20, 2003, at 11A.
  • What Will We Do If Saddam Is Captured?, Iowa City Press-Citizen, Mar. 21, 2003, at 9A.