Christina S. Chong

Interim Director of the Academic and Bar Exam Success Program, and Assistant Professor of Law

Program Director • Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-5958

Biography

Professor Chong specializes in first-year, upper-division, and bar support programming, but also teaches classes on legal analysis, logical reasoning, negotiations, and various California bar exam subjects, such as Property, Constitutional Law, Evidence, and Torts. She works as a substantive law expert and attorney advisor for Themis Bar Review and is an active member of the Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty (CAPALF) and Association of Academic Support Educators (AASE). Professor Chong is also the Technology Editor for the Learning Curve: The ASP Newsletter for the Association of American Law Schools.

Before joining USF, Professor Chong was the assistant director of academic skills at UC Irvine School of Law and worked in academic support at UC Berkeley School of Law. She was the managing editor for the Berkeley Journal of Entertainment and Sports Law and currently conducts scholarly research related to civil rights, the First Amendment, and entertainment. Her other research interests include academic skills, such as learning styles and peer tutoring; criminal law, such as inefficiencies of the executive pardon and Marsy’s law; and Asian American historical and contemporary issues.

Prior to entering academia, Professor Chong was the director of public programing and research specialist for the Center for Latino Policy Research, externed for Justice Goodwin Liu at the California Supreme Court, and worked for employment and intellectual property law firms. Her pre-law school career was with Merlin Entertainments, an international hospitality company, where she was the operations, events, and marketing manager. While at Merlin, Professor Chong conducted legal research related to the expansion of Merlin properties, negotiated contracts for business events, and piloted new corporate events and marketing programs.

Professor Chong’s passions outside the legal industry include animation, creative writing, animal rights, and organizing youth programs in minority communities. She is a professional graphic designer and video editor for Shu Jien Productions, taught mock trial classes at College Track in Oakland, and regularly volunteers at local animal shelters.

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She received her BA and JD from UC Berkeley. 

Education
BA, University of California, Berkeley
JD, University of California, Berkeley
MFA (IP), Academy of Art University
Experience
Assistant Director of Academic Skills, UC Irvine School of Law
Substantive Law Expert and Attorney Advisor, Themis Bar Review
Academic Support, UC Berkeley School of Law
Director of Public Programming, Research Specialist, and Multimedia Technician, Center for Latino Policy Research
Extern for Justice Goodwin Liu, California Supreme Court
Expertise
Academic Skills
Asian American Studies
Bar Examinations
Discrimination
Entertainment Law
Legal Analysis
Logical Reasoning
Race Relations
Books
The Perfect Practice Exam: The Skill of Legal Analysis ( Carolina Academic Press , 2017) (View Sampler Here) Available at Carolina Academic Press and Amazon
Law Review and Journal Articles
“Where Are the Asians in Hollywood? Can §1981, Title VII, Colorblind Pitches, and Understanding Biases Break the Bamboo Ceiling?,” 21 Asian Pacific American Law Journal 29 (2016). SSRN
“Three Formative Assessment Tools That Encourage Self-Regulated Learning and Meet ABA Standards 302, 304, and 314,” The Learning Curve: A Publication of the AALS Section on Academic Support (2016). Read More
“Behind the Scenes of a Courthouse: Teaching Policy Creates Practice-Ready Attorneys,” The Learning Curve: A Publication of the AALS Section on Academic Support (2015). Read More
Opinion Pieces and Blog Posts
“Formative Assessment Tools: The Rewrite and Self-Assessment Rubric”, Association of American Law Schools Teaching Methods Newsletter (Fall 2016)
Is Hollywood Still an All-White Boys Club?”, American Bar Association (June, 2016)
Presentations
Presenter, “Back to the Drawing Board: Legislating Hollywood! A Solution to the Lack of Diverse Programming and Employment Discrimination in Hollywood that Complies with the First Amendment,” ClassCrits X: Mobilizing for Resistance, Solidarity and Justice, New Orleans, Louisiana (November 2017)
Keynote Speaker, “Where Are the Asians in Hollywood?,” Tenth Annual Neil Gotanda Lecture at UC Berkeley, School of Law, Berkeley, California (April 2017)
Panelist, “Images of Discrimination: Hollywood and Discrimination,” Eleventh Annual Colloquium on Scholarship in Labor and Employment Law, Seattle, WA (September, 2016)
Panelist, “Plenary: Emerging Scholars,” Conference for Asian Pacific American Law Faculty, Davis, CA (April, 2016)
Presenter, “Who Should We Blame? An evaluation of casting, screenwriting, and the glass ceiling as the cause of a non-diverse Hollywood cast,” Lat Crit Twentieth Anniversary Conference, Anaheim, CA (October 2015)
Presenter, “Teach to an Individual, Not a Class; How Catering to Learning Styles Improves Student Performance and Motivation,” Western Regional Legal Writing Conference, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (September 2014)
Presenter, “Doing More with Less: Using and Training Students to Increase Academic Support Offerings,” Association of Academic Support Educators National Conference, John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL (May 2015)
Presenter, “How Peer Mentors Help Make ASP an Important Part of Your School Culture,” Association of Academic Support Educators National Conference, Indiana University, (May 2014)
Presenter, “A Student’s Learning Style(s) Should Influence ASP’s Note-Taking Advice,” New York Workshop, City University of New York, New York, NY (April 2014)