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Anthony Yang

Class of 1998-1999

About Anthony

Before being named a Luce Scholar, Anthony (Tony) Yang received his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Notre Dame, where he received the Ammon S. Andes Award as the nation’s top aerospace engineering undergraduate. He subsequently completed his M.S. in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford University and his J.D. from Yale Law School. Tony then began his legal career as a judicial clerk to the Honorable M. Blane Michael on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Tony spent his Luce year in in post-handover Hong Kong, where he served as Legislative Counselor in the Office of Martin Lee, Democratic Party Chairman.
After his Luce year, Tony returned to the United States to begin his career in the U.S. Department of Justice. He currently serves in the Department as an Assistant to the Solicitor General in the Office of the Solicitor General. As an Assistant to the Solicitor General, he is responsible for preparing legal briefs for the United States and federal agencies in civil and criminal cases pending before the Supreme Court, presenting oral argument in such cases, and advising the Solicitor General regarding federal appellate litigation and other matters. He has argued over 30 cases on behalf of the government in the Supreme Court and dozens of appeals in the U.S. Courts of Appeals on a variety of matters. Tony has received the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award and the Department of the Navy’s Distinguished Public Service Award for his federal service.

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