Betty Hung

IRLE Project Director


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Betty Hung is a longtime social justice advocate with a focus on law and organizing. For over 20 years, Betty has worked on campaigns and initiatives in the areas of workers rights, racial justice, immigrant rights, education equity, and gender justice. Betty has played an integral role in campaigns that have achieved victories including: winning $22 million dollars in additional annual income for Los Angeles taxi workers; enacting landmark state legislation allocating $240 million to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in the K-to-University of California graduation pipeline; establishing protections for undocumented immigrant students in K-12 schools throughout California; defeating proposed legislation that would have required the equivalent of English-only business signs in a predominantly immigrant municipality; and passing state legislation to address racial profiling by law enforcement. Betty also served on the legal team that litigated the El Monte Thai and Latino garment worker case and the legal team supporting the leadership of Dream Team LA in the successful campaign to win Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). She serves on the boards of: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE), CLEAN Car Wash Worker Center, Economic Roundtable, and National Lawyers Guild-LA. Betty is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School.

Courses Taught

LBR STDS 188 Seminar 3 Law,Organizing, & Role of Lawyers in Social Movements


Working Class History