LOS ANGELES (March 29, 2010) – University of California at Los Angeles Law Professor Jerry Kang is one of six recipients of the university’s 2010 Distinguished Teaching Awards and the sole winner of the Eby Award for the Art of Teaching – UCLA’s highest teaching honor.Kang is an internationally renowned and influential scholar of communications law, critical race studies, civil rights, and Asian American jurisprudence. He has been an active member of the Faculty Advisory Committee of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center since he joined the university and the law school in 1995.
Kang teaches courses in civil procedure, communications law and policy, and Asian American jurisprudence. He also holds a joint faculty position in the Department of Asian American Studies and teaches in its graduate program.
A double graduate of Harvard University (A.B. Physics, 1990 and J.D. 1993), Professor Kang has been widely praised for his exceptionally dynamic, innovative, and challenging teaching. Previously, he received the Rutter Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2007 and Professor of the Year in 1998, both from the law school.
Kang is the third member of the Asian American Studies Center’s Faculty Advisory Committee to receive the university’s distinguished teaching award. Professor Valerie Matsumoto of History and Asian American Studies and Professor William Ouch of the Anderson School of Management are past recipients.
Find out more about Professor Kang’s online at http://jerrykang.net.