On Sept. 29, the US-Asia Law Institute at NYU Law invited attorneys Jennifer Wu (NYU Law, 2004) and Lawrence Wee (Harvard Law, 1994) from the Paul Weiss Law firm to discuss anti-Asian hate crime. Wu and Wee spoke on the difficulty of prosecuting hate crimes through the nature of collecting evidence, and why the community response, both digital and protest advocacy, should be made first and foremost with the voice of the victims in mind. In a city-campus where students are already cautious of daily safety, the rise in hate crimes and the deaths of young professionals alarmed safety concerns and brought forward attention and support for the Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) community.
Posts published by “Betty Lincoln”
Betty Lincoln (she/her) is a first-year MA student in NYU’s International Relations department. She received her BA in International Relations with a minor in Asian Studies from the University of San Diego, where she was also a part of the university orchestra for four years. While in San Diego she worked on immigration and border advocacy issues through policy and corruption research with Justice in Mexico, and asylum advocacy with immigration law firms. After graduation, she moved to South Korea for two years and taught kindergarten with the Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA). Her research interests include security, economics, and human rights with a concentration in East Asia. She’s also a cross-country runner, painter, and practicing photographer.