Profile: Pang ’10 on Track for Law and Social Justice Career

by Larry Atkins

Jason PangAfter graduating from UCLA Law School, where his team won a national moot court competition, Jason Pang ’10 began a clerkship with a federal district court judge in San Francisco. He has already been hired to begin work at the global law fi rm Ropes & Gray upon completion of the clerkship.

“I would like to practice in the areas of government enforcement of white collar regulations, general commercial litigation, and health care,” says Pang. “My interest in social justice was a catalyst for my interest in law school because laws are social rules that we can change to further our collective view of social justice.”

Pang was a member of the team that won the eighth annual Williams Institute Moot Court Competition, the only national competition dedicated to the areas of sexual orientation and gender identity law. He also was comments editor for UCLA Law Review, articles editor for Journal of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law, and a member of UCLA Law Mock Trial team.

Pang received fi rst prize in the Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Rule of Law Writing Competition, which was presented at a gathering of California Supreme Court justices.

A government & law and philosophy graduate, Pang was a member of Lafayette’s mock trial team that won the national competition in 2010. He says that experience helped develop his analytical and persuasive abilities. He also gives credit to George Panichas, Hogg Professor of Philosophy, for further developing his analytical thinking and writing skills.

An EXCEL Scholar, he conducted research with John Kincaid, Meyner Professor of Government and Public Service, on presidential law and federalism.