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News Posted on November 16, 2017

Professor Tang Wins Association of American Law Schools Scholarly Paper Competition

Aaron TangProfessor Aaron Tang is the 2017 winner of the Association of American Law Schools’ Scholarly Papers Competition. Professor Tang will have the opportunity to present his winning article “Rethinking Political Power in Judicial Review,” at the 112th AALS Annual Meeting in San Diego in January 2018.

Tang said he felt especially honored to win the award knowing that previous winners include Professor David Horton (2015), Professor Anupam Chander (2001, Honorable Mention), Senior Associate Dean Madhavi Sunder (2002, Honorable Mention), and Professor Gabriel "Jack" Chin (1998).

“I am grateful to receive this honor and humbled to join the ranks of the many accomplished scholars who have had their works recognized by the committee in previous years,” Professor Tang said in an AALS press release. “I have always read the papers chosen by the committee with great admiration, and I hope that someday, like those previous selections, my work can make a meaningful contribution to the field of legal scholarship.”

Aaron Tang joined the UC Davis faculty in 2016. His teaching and research interests include constitutional law, education law, federal courts, labor law, and the intersections among civil litigation, the political process, and public policy more broadly.  A graduate of Stanford Law School, he has clerked for Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and Justice Sonia Sotomayor of the U.S. Supreme Court. His scholarly articles have appeared in law journals such as the Stanford Law Review, New York University Law Review, Virginia Law Review, George Washington Law Review, and Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy.