John Min Kang
Professor of Law
B.A., U.C. Berkeley
J.D., U.C.L.A. School of Law
M.A., University of Michigan
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Phone: (305) 474-2460
Office: Faculty Suite, Room 209-L

John M. Kang graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with High Distinction from U.C. Berkeley. Afterwards, he attended the UCLA School of Law where he served as editor-in-chief of a law journal. He then proceeded to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where he earned a Ph.D. in political science. His principal teaching area is constitutional law.

Additional information on Professor Kang

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  • John M. Kang, Oliver Wendell Holmes and Fixations of Manliness (Routledge, 2018).

Book Chapters:

  • John M. Kang, Patriarchy and Constitutional Origins, in Constitutions and Gender (Helen Irving, ed.) (Edward Elgar, 2017).
  • John M. Kang, Manliness’s Paradox, in Masculinities and Law: A Multidimensional Approach (Frank Rudy Cooper and Ann C. McGinley, eds., 2012, NYU Press).



  • John M. Kang, Prove Yourselves: Oliver Wendell Holmes and the Obsessions of Manliness, 118 W. Va. L. Rev. 1067 (2016). SSRN
  • John M. Kang, The Soldier and the Imbecile: How Holmes’s Manliness Fated Carrie Buck, 47(4) Akron L. Rev. 1055 (2015).
  • John M. Kang, Fractured Manliness, 13 Seattle J. Soc. Just. 399 (2014).
  • John M. Kang, Does Manly Courage Exist?, 13 Nevada Law Journal 467 (2013). (solicited for symposium on “Masculinity and the Law”).
  • John M. Kang, Martin v. Malcolm: Democracy, Nonviolent Resistance, and Manhood, 114 W. Va. L. Rev. 937 (2012). SSRN HeinOnline
  • John M. Kang, In Praise of Hostility: Antiauthoritarianism as Free Speech Principle, 35 Harv. J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 351 (2012). SSRN
  • John M. Kang, Hustler Magazine v. Falwell: Worst Case in the History of the World, Maybe the Universe, 12 Nev. L. J. 582 (2012). SSRN
  • John M. Kang, The Burdens of Manliness, 33 Harv. J.L. & Gender 477 (2010). SSRN HeinOnline
  • John M. Kang, Appeal to Heaven: On the Religious Origins of the Constitutional Right of Revolution, 18 Wm. & Mary Bill Rts. J. 281 (2010). SSRN HeinOnline
  • John M. Kang, Manliness and the Constitution, 32 Harv. J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 261 (2009). SSRN HeinOnline
  • John M. Kang, Taking Safety Seriously: Using Liberalism to Fight Pornography, 15 Mich. J. Gender & L. 1 (2008). SSRN HeinOnline
  • John M. Kang, Deliberating the Divine: On Extending the Justification from Truth to Religious Expression, 73 Brook. L. Rev. 1 (2007). SSRN HeinOnline
  • John M. Kang, 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). SSRN HeinOnline
  • John M. Kang, The Irrelevance of Sincerity: Deliberative Democracy in the Supreme Court, 48 St. Louis U. L.J. 305 (2004). SSRN HeinOnline
  • John M. Kang, The Case for Insincerity, 29 Stud. L. Pol. & Soc’y 143 (2003). SSRN
  • John M. Kang, The Uses of Insincerity: Thomas Hobbes’s Theory of Law and Society, 29 Law & Lit. 143 (2003). SSRN HeinOnline
  • John M. Kang, Between Aspiration and Alternity: Sotirios Barber and Robert Cover on Constitutional Fidelity, 22 Stud. L. Pol. & Soc’y 113 (2001).
  • John M. Kang, Deconstructing the Ideology of White Aesthetics, 2 Mich. J. Race & L. 283 (1997). HeinOnline

Book Reviews:


  • John M. Kang, A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America by Ronald Tataki, 2 UCLA Asian Pac. Am. L.J. 115 (1994) (book review).

Constitutional Law
First Ammendment Law
Seminar: Jurisprudence


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