John M. Duff, Jr. Professor of Law (on leave, spring 2015)
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. Prior to entering academics in 1994, she practiced with the Wall Street firm of Clearly, 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. Her second book, Day of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance--and Why They Fall, was a critically acclaimed Foreign Affairs bestseller. Her 2011 memoir Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother was an international bestseller and 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, was coauthored with Jed Rubenfeld. Professor Chua 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.
J.D., Harvard, 1987
A.B., Harvard, 1984
International Business Transactions