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Professor John Min Kang

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Professor of Law
B.A., U.C. Berkeley
J.D., UCLA
Ph.D., University of Michigan

  Curriculum Vitae  Website

Contact Information

 Ph.: 505-277-7776
 Office: 1125
  kang@law.unm.edu

Profile

John Kang graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with High Honors from U.C. Berkeley. Afterwards, he attended the UCLA School of Law where he served as editor-in-chief of a law journal. Upon graduation from law school, he earned a doctorate in political science at the University of Michigan. Kang teaches constitutional law, and he writes about that, along with manliness, religion, public discourse, and other topics related to freedom and authority. More information about him, including a list of downloadable articles, can be found at on his personal website.

Publications

Books & Book Chapters

Oliver Wendell Holmes and Fixations of Manliness (Routledge, 2018).
Available at UNM Law Library

Patriarchy and Constitutional Origins, Constitutions and Gender (Helen Irving ed. 2017).

Manliness’s Paradox, Masculinities and Law: A Multidimensional Approach (Frank Rudy Cooper and Ann C. McGinley eds. 2012).
Available at UNM Law Library

Articles

Prove Yourselves: Oliver Wendell Holmes and the Obsessions of Manliness, 118 W. VA. L. REV. 1067 (2016).
Available at: SSRN

The Soldier and the Imbecile: How Holmes’s Manliness Fated Carrie Buck, 47(4) AKRON L. REV. 1055 (2015).
Available at: Akron Law Review

Fractured Manliness, 13 SEATTLE J. SOC. JUST. 399 (2014).
Available at: Seattle Journal for Social Justice

Does Manly Courage Exist?, 13 NEVADA L. J. 467 (2013).
Available at: Nevada Law Journal

Martin v. Malcolm: Democracy, Nonviolent Resistance, and Manhood, 114 W. VA. L. REV. 937 (2012).
Available at: SSRN

In Praise of Hostility: Antiauthoritarianism as Free Speech Principle, 35 HARV. J.L. & PUB. POL’Y 351 (2012).
Available at: SSRN

Hustler Magazine v. Falwell: Worst Case in the History of the World, Maybe the Universe, 12 NEV. L. J. 582 (2012).
Available at: SSRN

The Burdens of Manliness, 33 HARV. J.L. & GENDER 477 (2010).
Available at: SSRN

Appeal to Heaven: On the Religious Origins of the Constitutional Right of Revolution, 18 WM. & MARY BILL RTS. J. 281 (2010).
Available at: SSRN

Manliness and the Constitution, 32 HARV. J.L. & PUB. POL’Y 261 (2009).
Available at: SSRN

Taking Safety Seriously: Using Liberalism to Fight Pornography, 15 MICH. J. GENDER & L. 1 (2008).
Available at: SSRN

Deliberating the Divine: On Extending the Justification from Truth to Religious Expression, 73 BROOK. L. REV. 1 (2007).
Available at: SSRN

John Locke’s Political Plan, or, There’s No Such Thing as Judicial Impartiality (and it’s a Good Thing, Too), 29 VT. L. REV. 7 (2004).
Available at: SSRN

The Irrelevance of Sincerity: Deliberative Democracy in the Supreme Court, 48 ST. LOUIS U. L.J. 305 (2004).
Available at: SSRN

The Case for Insincerity, 29 STUD. L. POL. & SOC'Y 143 (2003).
Available at: SSRN

The Uses of Insincerity: Thomas Hobbes’s Theory of Law and Society, 29 LAW & LIT. 143 (2003).
Available at: SSRN

Between Aspiration and Alternity: Sotirios Barber and Robert Cover on Constitutional Fidelity, 22 STUD. L. POL. & SOC'Y 113 (2001).

Deconstructing the Ideology of White Aesthetics, 2 MICH. J. RACE & L. 283 (1997).
Available at: Michigan Journal of Race & Law

Book Reviews

 A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America by Ronald Tataki, 2 UCLA ASIAN PAC. AM. L.J. 115 (1994).

Impact

Deliberating the Divine: On Extending the Justification from Truth to Religious Expression, 73 BROOK. L. REV. 1 (2007).

Cited: U.S. v. Polizzi, 549 F.Supp.2d 308, 380 (2008) (E.D.N.Y.).

Does Manly Courage Exist?, 13 NEVADA L. J. 467 (2013).

ARTS & OPINION (2013) (online).

John Locke’s Political Plan, or, There’s No Such Thing as Judicial Impartiality (and it’s a Good Thing, Too), 29 VT. L. REV. 7 (2004).

Reprinted: Locke and Law (Thom Brooks ed. 2007)