Minh Hieu Vu

University of San Diego School of Law

Asian Pacific Bar Association of Silicon Valley



Minh Hieu Vu is a licensed California attorney based in Orange County. She started her legal career in public service as a Judicial Law Clerk in the Office of the Chief Immigration Judge, entering on duty through the United States Attorney General’s Honors Program. There, she provided guidance on issues arising under federal immigration and nationality laws.

Minh Hieu earned her J.D. at the University of San Diego School of Law (USD Law). While in law school, Minh Hieu was selected by her peers to be the Editor-in-Chief of the San Diego Law Review, the flagship legal journal of USD Law. She has served as a judicial extern to two district court judges at the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. Minh Hieu has also clerked for the California Department of Justice Worker Rights and Fair Labor Section, the Legal Aid Society of San Diego, and multiple plaintiff-side litigation firms.

Minh Hieu is the recipient of multiple academic, leadership, and pro bono awards, including the Dean’s Honor Scholarship, awarded to the strongest admitted full-time students at USD Law. She has been recognized for creating First Generation Legal Professionals (FGLP) during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the first law student organization at USD Law founded to support low-income and first-generation law students.

She received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Minh Hieu taught fourth and fifth grade as an elementary school teacher with Teach for America-Bay Area in San Jose, California. A former educator turned attorney, Minh Hieu is passionate about diversifying the legal profession and supporting first-generation law students to become extraordinary future lawyers.

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