Leo Yu is a research fellow at CLCMA. He obtained his J.D. and master degree in law (LL.M) majoring at International Comparative Law from Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of law. He also has a law degree from China (LL.B), where he is originally from.
Leo has worked for different institutions during his law school career. After he got his LL.M, he worked for Berry Appleman & Leiden, one of the largest immigration firms in the world. He served as an intern for Honorable Sally Montgomery at Dallas County Court in the summer of 2014, and he then served as an extern at U.S. District Court for Northern District in Texas in spring semester of 2015, and he also worked for City Attorney’s Office of McAllen, Texas in the summer of 2015.
As a first generation immigrant, Leo believes that immigrants’ Constitutional Right should have the society’s immediate attention without delay. In his free time, he enjoys long-distance jogging, and he is a loyal Roger Federer fan for more than a decade. He also devotes some of his time to “Redology”, an academic study of the most famous Ancient Chinese novel Dream of the Red Chamber.