Lecturer in Law
Leah Kang is an attorney at the ACLU of North Carolina where she litigates on a range of civil rights and criminal legal reform issues.
Prior to joining the ACLU of North Carolina, Leah practiced law at civil rights organizations Forward Justice in Durham, NC, and Advancement Project in Washington, DC, where her work focused on racial justice, education justice, and voting rights. Leah is also an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, where she teaches negotiation.
Leah clerked for The Honorable Theodore D. Chuang of the U.S. District Court of Maryland and The Honorable O. Rogeriee Thompson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School, and her B.A. in History, with a minor in Human Rights, cum laude from Columbia University, where she graduated phi beta kappa. Before law school, Leah had the immense privilege of teaching fifth grade for three years in a public school in the Bronx, New York.