Bill Ong Hing

Professor of Law, University of San Francisco School of Law
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Bill Ong Hing is a Professor of Law and Asian American Studies at the University of California, Davis, where he teaches Judicial Process, Negotiations, Public Service Strategies, Asian American History, and directs the law school clinical program.  In addition to these duties, Professor Hing is the author of numerous academic and practice-oriented books, and articles on immigration policy and race relations.

Books by Professor Hing include Deporting Our Souls—Values, Morality, and Immigration Policy (Cambridge Press 2006), Defining America Through Immigration Policy (Temple Univ. Press 2004), Making and Remaking Asian America Through Immigration Policy (Stanford Press 1993), Handling Immigration Cases (Aspen Publishers 1995), and Immigration and the Law—a Dictionary (ABC-CLIO 1999). His book To Be An American, Cultural Pluralism and the Rhetoric of Assimilation (NYU Press 1997) received the award for Outstanding Academic Book in 1997 by the librarians’ journal Choice.

Professor Hing also served as co-counsel in the precedent-setting Supreme Court asylum case, INS v. Cardoza-Fonseca (1987). Professor Hing is the founder of, and continues to volunteer as General Counsel for, the Immigrant Legal Resource Center in San Francisco.  He sits on the board of directors of the Asian Law Caucus and the Migration Policy Institute.