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

KSNV-TV: News 3
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.
Las Vegas Review Journal
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.
Wyoming Public Media
June 5, 2020
Three Nevadans face terrorism-related charges after allegedly plotting to incite violence at recent protests in Las Vegas over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed while in police custody.
February 21, 2020
In a stark change from the Clinton era, the Democratic Presidential candidates all seem to be calling for dramatic changes to the criminal justice system. On the surface, they have many of the same positions, like ending private prisons, fixing racial disparities, and reducing incarceration. From our vantage point as scholars who are especially concerned about the impact of the law on poor and racial minority communities, we see meaningful differences.

Articles Featuring Stewart Chang

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