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Kenji Yoshino

Kenji Yoshino is the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at the NYU School of Law. Prior to moving to NYU, he was the inaugural Guido Calabresi Professor[…]

A Japanese Yankee.

Question: Who are you?

Kenji Yoshino: It’s Kenji Yoshino. I was born in Los Angeles, California. I hope that that didn’t shape me at all. I have no asperations on L.A. at all, but my family moved very early on to Boston, Massachusetts. And that, I think, did shape me because that’s where I grew up. And I think I have a very strong New England streak in me. I think it’s a work ethic thing. And I also think it’s a kind of taciturnity of you don’t make friends that easily, but once you have a friend you are that person’s friend for life.