Michael S. Kang

Professor of Law

Curriculum Vitae



Areas of Expertise
Election Law, Business Associations, Politics and Democratic Governance


Michael S. Kang teaches Election Law, Business Associations and a seminar on Law and Democratic Governance. His research focuses on issues of election law, voting and race, shareholder voting and political science. Professor Kang's work has been published by the Yale Law Journal, N.Y.U. Law Review and Michigan Law Review, among others. Professor Kang also serves as co-editor of the book series Cambridge Studies in Election Law and Democracy and co-authored a chapter for the first book in the series, "Race, Reform, and Regulation of the Electoral Process." Professor Kang visited Cornell Law School during the 2008 spring semester and Harvard Law School during the 2009 spring semester.

Professor Kang received his BA and JD from the University of Chicago, where he served as technical editor of the University of Chicago Law Review and graduated Order of the Coif. He received an MA from the University of Illinois and his PhD in government from Harvard University. After law school, Professor Kang clerked for Judge Michael S. Kanne of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and worked in private practice at Ropes & Gray in Boston before joining the Emory Law faculty in 2004.

Sore Loser Laws and Congressional Polarization
39 Legis. Stud. Q. (forthcoming 2014) (with Barry Burden & Bradley Jones)

Party-Based Corruption and McCutcheon
108 Northwestern L. Rev. Colloq. (forthcoming 2014)

Campaign Disclosure and Direct Democracy
97 Minn. L. Rev. 1700 (2013)

The Partisan Foundations of Judicial Campaign Finance
86 So. Cal. L. Rev. 1239 (2013)

The Year of the Super PAC
81 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 1902 (2013) - Symposium

The Hydraulics and Politics of Party Regulation
Iowa Law Review, Vol. 91, p. 131, 2005 2005

From Broadcasting to Narrowcasting: The Emerging Challenge for Campaign Finance Law
73 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 1070 (2004-2005) 2004

Democratizing Direct Democracy: Restoring Voter Competence through Heuristic Cues and Disclosure Plus
50 UCLA L. Rev. 1141 (2002-2003) 2002

Don't Tell Juries about Statutory Damage Caps: The Merits of Nondisclosure
66 U. Chi. L. Rev. 469 (1999) 1999


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