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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 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

    Anomalous Anatomies, 21 Nevada Law Journal__ (forthcoming April 2021) (part of a symposium at UNLV Law School) (with Karissa Kang)

    Against Political Speech,
    22 Nevada Law Journal__(forthcoming 2022)

    The Political Urgency of Black Manhood: Frederick Douglass on Constitutional Theory,
    52 New Mexico Law Review__(forthcoming 2022).

    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

    Professor Pamela Burgy Minzner Award, 2020

    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)