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Belle Yan

Assistant Professor and Supervising Attorney

Full-Time Faculty
Kendrick Hall 211


Belle Yan (she/her) is an Assistant Professor and Supervising Attorney with USF School of Law's Racial Justice Clinic. Previously, she was a deputy public defender in Contra Costa and Santa Clara counties. During law school, Belle externed for the Honorable Therese M. Stewart of the California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, and interned at public defender’s offices in the Bay Area and the Public Defender Service in Washington D.C. She also served as the co-president of UC Law SF Haiti Justice Partnership (then Hastings-to-Haiti Partnership) and board member of Asian Pacific American Law Student Association.

A first-generation college student, Belle majored in Asian American Studies & Political Science at Columbia University. She graduated UC College of the Law San Francisco, magna cum laude and as a Tony Patiño Fellow. Before law school, Belle was a paralegal at the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office and served as a City Hall Fellow with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.


  • University of California College of the Law San Francisco, JD, 2019
  • Columbia University, BA, 2012