Prof. Jerry Kang

Jerry Kang is a Distinguished Professor of Law, Distinguished Professor of Asian American Studies, and was the inaugural Korea Times – Hankook Ilbo Endowed Chair in Law and Korean American Studies (2010-20). He graduated magna cum laude from both Harvard College (physics) and Harvard Law School, where he was a supervising editor of the Harvard Law Review.  After clerking for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, he started his professorship at UCLA in 1995. A leading scholar on implicit bias and critical race studies, Professor Kang collaborates broadly across disciplines and industries on various scholarly, educational, and advocacy projects.  An inspiring teacher, he has received UCLA’s highest recognition: the Eby Art of Teaching Distinguished Teaching Award. He recently stepped down as UCLA’s Founding Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (2015-20) after completing a five-year mission to “build equity for all.”