Aaron Tang is a law professor at the University of California, Davis who teaches and writes about the Supreme Court, constitutional law, and K-12 education law and policy. His recent articles have appeared in the California Law Review, Columbia Law Review, New York University Law Review, Northwestern Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Stanford Law Review, and Virginia Law Review, among other journals. His article ”Rethinking Political Power in Judicial Review“ won the Association of American Law Schools Scholarly Paper Competition. And his current project, a book entitled Supreme Hubris: How Overconfidence is Destroying the Court—and How We Can Fix It, is forthcoming with the Yale University Press.
Tang writes frequently about the Supreme Court for broader audiences. His essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, Slate, and USA Today, among other venues.
Tang graduated summa cum laude from Yale University in 2005. After graduation, he worked as a youth organizer and a middle school teacher in St. Louis, Missouri. He then earned his J.D. from Stanford Law School. Tang clerked for Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor of the United States Supreme Court. He was an associate for Jones Day in Washington, D.C., immediately before joining the UC Davis law faculty.