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Jerry Kang, South Korean, American law educator. Named one of 25 Under 45 Attorneys for the 21st Century, California Daily Journal, 1996, 500 Most Influential Asian Americans, Asian Avenue Magazine, 1996, 1997, Top 10 Most Important Korean Americans for the 21st Century, Korea Times, 1999; recipient Al Gore's Hammer award for Reinventing Government, 1994.


Kang, Jerry was born in 1968 in Seoul, South Korea.


Bachelor of Arts in Physics (magna cum laude), Harvard University, 1990. Juris Doctor magna cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1993.


Clerk for Honorary William A. Norris Ninth Circuit Court Appeals, Los Angeles, 1993—1994. Policy analyst, cyberspace policy National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Washington, 1994—1995. Courtesy appointment, professor, department Asian American studies University of California at Los Angeles School Law, California, since 2005, professor law, since 2000, acting professor law, 1995—2000.

Faculty advisory committee University of California at Los Angeles Asian American Studies Center, since 1994, University of California at Los Angeles Center for Digital Innovation, 1998—1999. Executive committee member, AASC-LEAP Public Policy Affiliation University of California at Los Angeles, since 1996, member academic information technical board, 1996—1999, member internal and external appointments committee, 1996—1997, chair/policy lead, information technical committee, 1999—2001, member, Chancellor's committee on information technical & society, 2000—2001, founding co-chair, Critical Race Studies Concentration, 2000—2002, chair, clerkship and teaching chair, 2002—2003, co-founder, co-director, iPerCS (Institute for Pervasive Computing and Society), affiliated with University of California at Los Angeles Center for Embedded Networked Sensing, since 2002, co-chair, external appointment, 2006—2007. Member privacy advisory board SafeWeb Inc., 2001—2002.

Visiting professor law Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2003—2004, Georgetown Law Center, Washington, 2004—2005. Faculty affiliate Yulchon Law Firm, Seoul, since 2006. Member advisory board Electronic Privacy Information Center, 1999—2006, board directors section, since 2006.

Lecturer in field.



Member advisory board Asians United to Raise Awareness, My America: A Commemorative Benefit Concert about Asian Americans in the Aftermath of the 9/11 Tragedy, 2002—2003. Member executive planning committee National Korean American Studies Conference, 1996—1997. Co-organizer Conference Asian Pacific American Law Faculty III, 1996.

Fellow: World Technology Network (World Technical award for Law 2006). Member: Asian Pacific Islander Law Students Association (advisor since 1995), California Bar Association, Asian Pacific American Bar Association Los Angeles (board governor 1999—2000, board director since 2000), District of Columbia Bar Association, American Association Law Schools (chair, privacy and defamation section 2001-2002), American Law Institute, Phi Beta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Holds Black Sash in Hwa Rang Do.


Married; 1 child.