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 was most recently professor and Claire Ferguson Carlson Faculty Fellow; 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 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.
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