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Daniel Kang

Daniel Kang



New York, NY
T: 202.875.8000
F: 202.844.3500

Daniel Kang graduated from Columbia University in May 2023 with a major in American Studies. In his senior year, he worked with Professor Robert Amdur to write a thesis, “Divided Loyalties: The Debate Over Japanese American Redress and the Role of Model Minority Behavior in Achieving Justice,” which researched the history behind the 1988 Civil Liberties Act and its controversial legacy as a form of reparations for the wartime incarceration of Japanese Americans. At Columbia, he competed with the Columbia Debate Society for four years and eventually served as President. Daniel also presided over the Columbia Political Review as Managing Editor and the Asian American Alliance as Vice President.

Additionally, Daniel worked as a Teaching Assistant for the Columbia Center for American Studies’ Freedom and Citizenship program, where he taught low-income public high school students in New York City to read and write at an advanced college level, and guided students through the college admissions process. He also previously worked as a full-time staffer at Korean American Civic Empowerment, a grassroots voter registration organization based in Flushing, New York, to construct and teach a civics curriculum mobilizing high school seniors and their families to become active voters in their communities.

Daniel previously explored the legal field as an intern with the Asian American Bar Association of New York. There, he supported attorneys at monthly pro bono clinics working on landlord/tenant, estate, and immigration issues. Daniel also interned at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, where he assisted Legal Director Bethany Li in assembling amicus briefs for the respondents in SFFA v. Harvard, and for other education and housing equity cases in NYC and Boston.

Daniel is originally from Whitehouse Station, NJ. In his free time, he enjoys reading, cooking, and hiking. Daniel joined Kostelanetz LLP in June 2023.

Columbia College, Columbia University in the City of New York
B.A. (2023): American Studies