Meet Myron Minn-Thu-Aye ’25: Center for Social Justice Scholar
Myron Minn-Thu-Aye ’25 grew up in Hong Kong. He majored in mathematics and computer science at Williams College and completed his doctorate in mathematics at Louisiana State University. He is a weekend student at Seton Hall Law and an Associate Professor in Residence at the University of Connecticut, where he focuses on promoting accessibility and active learning in mathematics. He has also designed and taught courses on the mathematics of political processes, covering gerrymandering, voting theory, and congressional apportionment.
Minn-Thu-Aye became a naturalized United States citizen in 2021 after eighteen years living in the United States. He said, “My journey was far less complex than for most immigrants, yet still required significant resources and navigation of a system that treats people as distant outsiders and fails to make help or information readily available.” His immigration experience was part of what drew Minn-Thu-Aye to Seton Hall Law. He hopes to channel his mathematical and educational skills into legal work that improves access to information and representation.
In summer 2022, Minn-Thu-Aye interned with the Honorable Neile F. Eisner at the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. His work on disability discrimination cases, together with his interactions with students with disabilities, led to his interest in disability law. This continued in his fall 2022 internship with the Honorable Thomas O. Farrish in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, where he worked on issues surrounding Social Security Disability Insurance. Minn-Thu-Aye is interested in intersections between several fields, including disability law, LGBTQ+ rights, domestic violence, criminal law, voting rights, and housing rights. He said, “Housing is a resource that supports virtually all facets of a person’s life, but many people take housing for granted. I want to help create better resources for people struggling with homelessness or the threat of homelessness, and I want to generate more understanding of housing insecurity.” Minn-Thu-Aye plans to explore his interests further in spring and summer 2023 internships with the Federal Public Defender for the District of Connecticut and the National Consumer Law Center.