Amy Chua, John M. Duff Professor of Law at Yale Law School, will be the graduation speaker at BYU Law School's 2015 Convocation ceremony on Friday, April 24, at 5:00 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall in the HFAC Building.
Professor Chua received both her A.B. and her J.D. from Harvard University. While at Harvard Law School, she was executive editor of the Harvard Law Review. Prior to entering academics in 1994, she practiced with the Wall Street firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. Professor Chua joined the Yale Law School faculty in 2001. Her first book, World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability was a New York Times bestseller and selected by both The Economist and the U.K.’s Guardian as a Best Book of 2003. She is also the author of the critically acclaimed Day of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance – and Why They Fall and the 2011 memoir Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, a runaway international bestseller translated into 30 languages. Her latest New York Times bestseller, The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups, is coauthored with Jed Rubenfeld.
In 2011 Professor Chua was named one of Time magazine’s "100 Most Influential People," one of the Atlantic Monthly’s "Brave Thinkers," and one of Foreign Policy’s "Global Thinkers." She also received the Yale Law School’s “Best Teaching” award.