John M. Duff, Jr. Professor of Law
(on leave, spring 2018)
Amy Chua is the John M. Duff, Jr. Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Her expertise is in international business transactions, law and development, ethnic conflict, and globalization and the law.FULL BIOGRAPHY
Amy Chua is the John M. Duff, Jr. Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Professor Chua received both her A.B. and J.D. degrees from Harvard University. While at Harvard Law School, Professor Chua was Executive Editor of the Harvard Law Review. She then clerked for Chief Judge Patricia M. Wald on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and, prior to entering academics in 1994, practiced with the Wall Street firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. Professor Chua joined the Yale Law School faculty in 2001. Her expertise is in international business transactions, law and development, ethnic conflict, and globalization and the law. 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.
Professor Chua has appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Colbert Report, Charlie Rose, and Real Time with Bill Maher. She has addressed numerous government and policymaking institutions, including the Brookings Institution, the CIA, the World Economic Forum in Davos, and the World Knowledge Forum in Seoul. 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.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
In her new book, Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations (Penguin, 2018), Amy Chua diagnoses the rising tribalism in America and abroad.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
John M. Duff, Jr. Professor of Law Amy Chua is interviewed about her mentorship of J.D. Vance ’13.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America—A Book by Professors Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld
A new book written by Professors Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld takes a close look at one of humanity’s enduring mysteries – how some individuals from unpromising origins find success and why some cultural groups in the U.S. seem to consistently outperform others.
Monday, March 5, 2012
Amy Chua, John M. Duff, Jr. Professor of Law, writes for Newsweek on “The rise of China’s Billionaire Tiger Women.”
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
On April 9, Professor Amy Chua will deliver her inaugural lecture as John M. Duff, Jr. Professor of Law—“Empire and Tolerance: The Rise and Fall of World Dominant Powers.”
The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America (2014)
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother (The Penguin Press, 2011)
World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability (Doubleday, 2003
(made The New York Times and Business Week bestseller lists; selected by both The Economist and The Guardian as one of the best books of 2003; featured on C-Span’s Booknotes and PBS’s The Jim Lehrer News Hour; translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indonesian, Italian, and Spanish)