Kevin Wang graduated from Evergreen Valley High School in San Jose, California and started UCI in the fall of 2010.  A double major in political science and economics, he completed an honors thesis this year in political science on voting behavior. He has also served as a research assistant investigating labor discrimination in U.S. job markets.

He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa as a junior and is also a member of the Golden Key International Society and the Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society. In 2013, he received UCI’s Excellent Academic Writing Award in the Social Sciences for an essay entitled "A Second Look at Textualism as a Method for Judicial Interpretation." The honor recognized him for research which called into question Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s application of textualism in administering judicial interpretation.

Outside of the classroom, Wang is a “mocker” - a member of UCI’s nationally ranked Mock Trial Team. He has been team captain, assistant coach, and student tournament coordinator for the team as well as serving as a mock trial high school coach.

He is a 2014 recipient of the School of Social Sciences Order of Merit distinction, an honor given to the top 2% of social sciences undergraduates who best exemplify a commitment to academic distinction, leadership and service to the school, campus and community.

In the fall, he plans on attending law school at the University of Chicago.  


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