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 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 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.
J.D., Harvard, 1987
A.B., Harvard, 1984
International Business Transactions