Photo: John Min Kang

John Min Kang

      Professor of Law

      Education

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

      Contact Information

       Ph.: 505-277-7776
       Office: 1125
       
        Website

      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).
      Available at Your Library

      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).

      Awards

      St. Thomas University Law School Professor of the Year, 2007-2019

      Horace H. Rackham Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, 2001

      John W. Kingdon Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, 2001

      Outstanding Undergraduate Concentration Adviser Award, 2000

      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)