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

Las Vegas Sun
Casey Xavier has always cared about his community — and the positive impact he can have on it. He was elected to the city council in his hometown, Opelousas, La., at age 20, while pursuing his undergraduate degree, and within the next year was serving as the vice chair of elected officials for the Louisiana Democratic Party, Xavier said.
The public is unlikely to learn specifics of the physical altercation between UFC president Dana White and his wife, Anne White, at a nightclub in Mexico because of strict privacy laws that prohibit even the confirmation of a domestic-violence investigation.
K.S.N.V. T.V. News 3
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.
The Nevada Independent
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.

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.