Jennifer Koh Speaks on State Bar Panel on Immigration and Discrimination

On September 30, Jennifer Koh spoke on a panel at the State Bar of California’s Annual Meeting entitled, ““22 Lewd Chinese Women: Immigration and the Inherent Underlying Issues of Discrimination.”” The panel followed a re-enactment of Chy Lung v. Freeman, an 1875 case about Chinese women being detained at the Port of San Francisco as “lewd women” because they were traveling without their husbands. The panel examined the issues of immigration and federalism, as well as the polarizing issues of sexism, racial profiling and human trafficking. Professor Koh was joined on the panel by the Honorable Elizabeth Lee (San Mateo Superior Court), the Honorable Ashley Tabaddor (Los Angeles Immigration Court), and civil rights attorney Kevin Kish (Director, California Department of Fair Employment and Housing). The Honorable Marguerite Downing (Los Angeles Superior Court) moderated the panel.