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Aaron Tang

Acting Professor of Law

UC Davis School of Law

Aaron Tang joined the UC Davis faculty in 2016. His teaching and research interests include constitutional law, education law, federal courts, labor law, and the intersections among civil litigation, the political process, and public policy more broadly. His articles have appeared or will appear in law journals such as the Stanford Law ReviewNew York University Law ReviewCalifornia Law Review, Virginia Law ReviewVanderbilt Law Review, and George Washington Law Review. His article Rethinking Political Power in Judicial Review won the American Association of Law Schools 2018 Scholarly Paper Competition.

Tang graduated summa cum laude from Yale University in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in Political Science. After graduation, he worked as a youth organizer and a middle school teacher in St. Louis, Missouri. He then earned his J.D. from Stanford Law School before working for the boutique Supreme Court litigation firm Goldstein & Russell, P.C., and clerking for Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor of the United States Supreme Court. Tang was an associate for Jones Day in Washington, D.C., immediately before joining the UC Davis law faculty.

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Inside the Doomed Union Refund Lawsuits, Part II

7/24/18  //  Uncategorized

Shortly after I posted my initial take on the headline-grabbing set of class action lawsuits seeking millions of dollars in refunds from public sector unions after Janus, two interesting things happened.

Aaron Tang

UC Davis School of Law

The Doomed—And Dangerous—Demand for Refunds from Public Sector Unions

7/19/18  //  Commentary

Sending unions into bankruptcy because they mistakenly trusted the Supreme Court when it stood by Abood in 2012 (and declined to overrule it again in 2014) would be more than a blow to middle class workers; it would be a serious danger to the rule of law.

Aaron Tang

UC Davis School of Law

The Bearable Lightness of Janus

6/27/18  //  Quick Reactions

The Supreme Court's ruling in Janus sounds like a pretty big problem for organized labor. But it doesn’t have to be.

Aaron Tang

UC Davis School of Law