Kevin Yang is pursuing a JD from Yale Law School. Kevin graduated from Williams College summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, with a B.A. in political science. While at Williams, he was the editor-in-chief of the student newspaper, where he wrote investigative articles that exposed law enforcement misconduct and shortcomings in the town police department’s use-of-force policy.
Kevin’s civil rights work has continued during internships at the New York State Office of the Attorney General, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and—most recently—at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. At the Lawyers’ Committee, he advocated for the dismissal of police officers with ties to white nationalism. At PDSDC, he worked on litigation aimed at vindicating the rights of indigent defendants. And his clinical work at Yale has also focused on dismantling fundamentally unjust criminal sentencing practices.
With his law degree, Kevin hopes to challenge the deprivation of bedrock civil rights in the criminal legal system. And as the son of Chinese immigrants, he is committed to building cross-racial solidarity by organizing against these threats to multiracial democracy.