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Hon. Denny Chin
Adjunct Professor of Law

Fordham University School of Law
140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023


  • First-Year Legal Writing, Fordham University School of Law, 1989-present
  • Advanced Legal Writing Seminar, Fordham University School of Law, 1993-1994


  • Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2010-present
  • Judge, U.S. District Court, S.D.N.Y., 1994-2010
  • Partner, Vladeck, Waldman, Elias & Engelhard, P.C., 1990-1994
  • Partner, Campbell, Patrick & Chin, 1986-1990
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, SDNY, 1982-1986
  • Associate, Davis Polk & Wardwell, 1980-1982
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Henry F. Werker, U.S. Court, SDNY, 1978-1980


  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D. 1978
         Managing Editor, Fordham Law Review
  • Princeton University, A.B. 1975, magna cum laude


  • "Representation For Immigrants: A Judge's Personal Perspective," 78 Fordham L. Rev. 633 (2009)
  • “Access to the Legal Profession for Minorities:  Introductory Remarks,” 2 J. Inst. Study of Legal Ethics 49 (1999)
  • “Moving Beyond McDonnell Douglas:  A Simplified Method for Assessing Evidence in Discrimination Cases,” 64 Brooklyn L. Rev. 659 (1998) (co-authored with Jodi Golinsky)
  • Lawyers Cooperative Practice Guide:  Handling Employment Disputes in New York (1996) (co-authored with Sharon P. Stiller and Mindy Novick)
  • “Discrimination Against the Handicapped:  The Duty of Reasonable Accommodation,”  Proceedings of NYU 42nd Annual National Conference on Labor, Chapter 14 (1989)
  • “Aliens’ Right To Work:  State and Federal Discrimination,” 45 Fordham L. Rev. 835 (1977)