Stewart Chang

Professor of Law
Co-facilitator, Program on Race, Gender & Policing
Expertise: Immigration, Law, Family Law, Domestic Violence


Stewart Chang — a recognized authority in family law, critical race theory, immigration law, and domestic violence — is a professor with the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law and a co-facilitator of the school's Race, Gender & Policing Program.

Chang writes and conducts research in areas of comparative law, family law, and immigration law with a focus on how those areas intersect with race, gender, and sexuality. He teaches courses including Contracts and Asian Americans and the Law.

Prior to joining Boyd in 2018, he was a law professor and director of the Center for International and Comparative Law at Whittier Law School. Before becoming a professor, he practiced public interest law for over a decade with the Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California, where he specialized in domestic violence, immigration, and family law.

Chang's work has been published in academic journals, including the Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society.


  • Ph.D., English, University of California, Irvine
  • J.D., Georgetown Law
  • M.A., English, Stanford University
  • B.A., English, University of California, Los Angeles

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Stewart Chang In The News

May 25, 2021
Did the system fail 41-year-old Tamika Williams? That’s the haunting question on one family’s mind after police say the woman was killed by her boyfriend.
August 1, 2020
The months-long, multiracial protests against police violence and for racial equality are a demand for change, and states such as Colorado are listening. The Legislature is at risk of not heeding the call. The proposed police reform bill for the current special session does not do half of what Colorado did. If Nevada is serious about meaningful change, our Legislature must deliver police reform at least as strong as Colorado’s.
June 16, 2020
At The Center, Las Vegas' resource for the LGBTQ community, 19-year-old Chrystal McKinley will tell you what discrimination feels like.
June 13, 2020
We are saddened and frightened by the shootings in Las Vegas during recent protests. A Metro police officer was shot, and, in a separate incident, police killed another person believed to be an armed protester. We hope for the survival of the officer and grieve the loss of the civilian’s life. These shootings are not representative of the community-wide protests and vigils, but they arise in a city that has long been simmering with tension between police and local residents.

Articles Featuring Stewart Chang

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Arts and Culture | December 30, 2020
A sampling of university experts who sounded off on the year’s monumental movements surrounding race, ethnicity, and gender.
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Campus News | July 2, 2020
A collection of news stories featuring the people and programs of UNLV.