Harvard Public Service Venture Fund Fellow
Michael Shang joined the AALDEF staff in 2023 as a Harvard Public Service Venture Fund Fellow. Michael graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School and graduated with General Honors from John Hopkins University, where he double majored in Biophysics and Political Science and minored in Mathematics.
During his time in law school, Michael served as an Articles Editor for the Harvard Law Review; worked as a student attorney in the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic, where he worked with immigrants seeking asylum and humanitarian parole; served as Conference Co-Chair for the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association; and served as a research assistant and teaching fellow for two professors. During his law school summers, Michael worked at Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC in Washington, D.C. and Lawyers for Civil Rights in Boston, Massachusetts. Michael completed over 1,000 pro bono hours while in law school.
After law school, Michael clerked for the Honorable Theodore D. Chuang of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. Before law school, Michael worked as a paralegal at Gohn Hankey & Berlage LLP, a small commercial litigation firm in Baltimore, Maryland.