Amy Chua
#8870 Overall Influence

Amy Chua

American lawyer, writer, and legal scholar


Why is this person notable and influential?

Amy Chua is the John M. Duff Jr. Professor of Law at Yale University’s School of Law. She earned her A.B. in economics from Harvard College and a J.D. from Harvard University. She was an executive editor for the Harvard Law Review - the first Asian American to hold such a role for the publication.

An expert in the study of ethnic conflict, globalization, international business, and law, Chua has been named as a “Brave Thinker” by The Atlantic, and among Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people.

She is perhaps best known for her book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, in which she details her strict parenting style, intended to foster high achieving children. The book was an international bestseller. She was also very critically acclaimed for her first book, World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability, which was named one of the best books of the year by The Economist and The Guardian. The book explores the correlations between inequities in economics and politics and ethnic conflict.

Chua was briefly scrutinized for her role in stipulating appearance requirements for young women clerking for now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, though she has now returned to teaching full-time.

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Amy Lynn Chua is an American law professor and writer.

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Harvard University
Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Duke University
Duke University

Private university in Durham, North Carolina, United States

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