Professor Yin earned his B.S. at California Institute of Technology, an M.J. at the University of California, Berkeley, and his J.D. at the University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated Order of the Coif. While in law school, he was a Note and Comment Editor of the California Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Board. He is a former law clerk to the late Hon. Edward Rafeedie of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the Hon. William J. Holloway, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and the Hon. J. Clifford Wallace of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He practiced law from 1998-2002 with Munger Tolles & Olson LLP in Los Angeles, California, where he represented clients in white collar criminal defense and employment discrimination matters. Professor Yin began his career at Iowa Law as Associate Professor of Law, 2002-2007, was promoted to Professor of Law in 2007, and was Professor of Law and Claire Ferguson Carlson Faculty Fellow, 2008-2009.