Faculty Profiles

Jerry Kang

Jerry Kang

Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Professor of Law
Professor of Asian American Studies (by courtesy)
Korea Times--Hankook Ilbo Chair in Korean American Studies and Law
A.B. Harvard, 1990
J.D. Harvard, 1993
UCLA Faculty Since 1995


Communications Law & Policy (with Alan Butler). 5th ed. Foundation Press (2016).
Race, Rights, and Reparation: Law of the Japanese American Internment (with Eric K. Yamamoto, Margaret Chon, Carol L. Izumi, and Frank H. Wu). 2nd ed. Wolters Kluwer (2013). Table of Contents; Chapter 1: Prologue: Willed Concealing, Forgetting, Remembering and Repairing; Chapter 8. Epilogue: Watchful Care over the Loaded Weapon; Buy at Amazon

Articles and Chapters

Rethinking Intent and Impact: Some Behavioral Realism about Equal Protection, 66 Alabama Law Review 627 (2015). SSRN
Implicit Bias in the Courtroom (with Judge Mark Bennett, Devon Carbado, Pam Casey, Nilanjana Dasgupta, David Faigman, Rachel Godsil, Anthony G. Greenwald, Justin Levinson & Jennifer Mnookin), 59 UCLA Law Review 1124-86 (2012). SSRN
Communications Law: Bits of Bias, in Implicit Racial Bias Across the Law (edited by Justin D. Levinson and Robert J. Smith, Cambridge Univ. Press, 2012). SSRN
The Missing Quadrants of Antidiscrimination: Going Beyond the “Prejudice Polygraph”, 68 Journal of Social Issues 314-27 (2012). SSRN
Self-Surveillance Privacy (with Katie Shilton, Jeff Burke, Deborah Estrin, & Mark Hansen), 97 Iowa Law Review 809-47 (2012). SSRN
The Mismatch Critique: Comment on Fanto, Solan, and Darley, 89 North Carolina Law Review 937 (2011). Full Text
Comment on Uhlmann et al., Automatic Associations: Personal Attitudes or Cultural Knowledge?, in Ideology, Psychology, and Law (edited by Jon Hanson, Oxford Univ. Press, 2011). SSRN
Are Ideal Litigators White? Measuring the Myth of Colorblindness (with Gary Blasi, Nilanjana Dasgupta & Kumar Yogeeswaran), 7 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 886-915 (2010).
Implicit Bias and Pushback from the Left, 54 St. Louis Law Review 1139-50 (2010).
Seeing through Colorblindness: Implicit Bias and the Law (with Kristin Lane), 58 UCLA Law Review 465-520 (2010). Full Text
2009 Implicit Bias Primer for Courts. This primer was written for the Race & Ethnic Fairness in the Courts project of the National Center for State Courts.  You can see related materials on the NCSC website.
Book Review, 27(3) Law and History Review 704-705 (2009). Review of American Inquisition: Hunt for Japanese American Disloyalty in WWII, by Eric Muller.
Dodging Responsibility: The Story of Hirabayashi v. United States, in Race Law Stories (edited by Devon Carbado and Rachel Moran, 2008).
Urban Sensing: Out of the Woods (with Dana Cuff and Mark Hansen), 3 Communications of the ACM 24-33 (51). SSRN
Implicit Social Cognition and Law (with Kristin Lane & Mahzarin Banaji), 3 Annual Review of Law and Social Science 427-51 (2007). Annual Review
Race.Net Neutrality, 6(1) Journal on Telecommunications & High Technology Law 1-22 (2007). SSRN
Fair Measures: A Behavioral Realist Revision of Affirmative Action (with Prof. Mahzarin Banaji), 94 California Law Review 1063-1118 (2006). SSRN
Pervasive Computing: Embedding the Public Sphere (with Dana Cuff), 62 Washington & Lee Law Review 93 (2005). SSRN
Trojan Horses of Race, 118 Harvard Law Review 1489-1593 (2005). Reprinted in Critical Race Realism: Intersections of Psychology, Race, and Law (Gregory S. Parks, et al., eds. 2008). SSRN
Watching the Watchers: Enemy Combatants in the Internment’s Shadow, 68 Law and Contemporary Problems 255 (2005). SSRN
Denying Prejudice: Internment, Redress, and Denial, 51 UCLA Law Review 933-1013 (2004). SSRN
Privacy in Atlantis: A Dialogue of Form and Substance (with Benedikt Buchner), 18(1) Harvard Journal of Law & Technology 229-67 (2004). SSRN
Thinking through Internment: 12/7 and 9/11, 28 Amerasia 42-50 (2002). Reprinted In 9 Asian American Law Journal 195 (2002) and in Asian Americans on War and Peace 55-63 (Russell C. Leong & Don T. Nakanishi, eds. 2002). SSRN
E-racing E-lections, 34 Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review 1155 (2001). SSRN
Cyber-Race, 113 Harvard Law Review 1131 (2000). SSRN
Information Privacy in Cyberspace Transactions, 50 Stanford Law Review 1193 (1998). SSRN
Beyond Self-Interest (with Gabriel J. Chin, Sumi Sho, and Frank H. Wu ), in Beyond Self-Interest: Asian Pacific Americans Toward a Community of Justice (UCLA Asian American Studies Center, 1996). Reprinted in 4 UCLA Asian Pacific American Law Journal 129-62 (1996). SSRN
Negative Action Against Asian Americans: The Internal Instability of Dworkin’s Defense of Affirmative Action, 31 Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review 1-47 (1996). SSRN
Privacy and the NII: Safeguarding Telecommunications-Related Personal Information NTIA, Department of Commerce, 1995). [Access published version @ Department of Commerce, NTIA]
Racial Violence against Asian Americans, 106 Harvard Law Review 1926 (1993). Download (.pdf)
Rebel Without Cause, 105 Harvard Law Review 935-40 (1992). Review of Galileo’s Revenge: Junk Science in the Courtroom, by Peter Huber.
ISKCON v. Lee, 106 Harvard Law Review 279-89 (1992).  This is a case comment, writen as a student, on the public forum case ISKCON v. Lee.

Other Publications

Book Review, Science (2017). Reviewing Race on the Brain: What Implicit Bias Gets Wrong About the Struggle for Racial Justice, by Jonathan Kahn.