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 formed and led a team that reported on municipal politics and government. 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 continued outside of Williamstown during internships at the New York State Office of the Attorney General and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. At the NYAG, he supported litigation against a police department with a pattern of using excessive force against peaceful protestors. He also worked closely on a successful lawsuit against anti-choice activists who harassed patients accessing abortion care. At the Lawyers’ Committee, he advocated for the dismissal of police officers with histories of racism.
He hopes to challenge the deprivation of bedrock civil rights. As the son of Chinese immigrants, he is committed to building cross-racial solidarity by organizing against these threats to multiracial democracy.