March 25, 2013 -- Professor Jerry Kang has been awarded a prestigious one-year research fellowship at New York University School of Law’s Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law & Justice. He will serve as the David M. Friedman Fellow for the 2013-2014 academic year, addressing the research theme “Racial, Ethnic and Economic Segregation.”
Professor Kang’s teaching and research interests include civil procedure, race and communications. On race, he has focused on the nexus between implicit bias and the law, with the goal of advancing a “behavioral realism” that imports new scientific findings from the mind sciences into the law. He is also an expert on Asian American communities, and has written about hate crimes, affirmative action, the Japanese American internment and its lessons for the “War on Terror.” He is a co-author of Race, Rights, and Reparation: The Law and the Japanese American Internment (Aspen 2001). On communications, Professor Kang has published on the topics of privacy, net neutrality, pervasive computing, mass media policy and cyber-race (the construction of race in cyberspace). He is the author of Communications Law & Policy: Cases and Materials (4th edition Foundation 2012), a leading casebook in the field.
Professor Kang joined the UCLA Law faculty in 1995, and has been recognized for his teaching by being elected Professor of the Year in 1998; receiving the law school’s Rutter Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2007; and being chosen for the highest university-wide distinction, the University Distinguished Teaching Award (The Eby Award for the Art of Teaching) in 2010. He was founding co-director of the Critical Race Studies Program, and is also founding co-director of PULSE: Program on Understanding Law, Science, and Evidence.
Professor Kang is a member of the American Law Institute, has chaired the American Association of Law School’s Section on Defamation and Privacy, has served on the board of directors of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, and has received numerous awards including the World Technology Award for Law and Vice President Al Gore’s “Hammer Award” for Reinventing Government.