Amy L. Chua is an American lawyer and author. She is the John M. Duff Jr. Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Chua joined the Yale faculty in 2001 after teaching at Duke Law School for seven years. Prior to starting her teaching career, Chua was a corporate law associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. She specializes in the study of international business transactions, law and development, ethnic conflict, and globalization and the law and is noted for her parenting memoir Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. In 2011, she was named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people, one of The Atlantic's Brave Thinkers, and one of Foreign Policy's Global Thinkers.