Corey Rayburn Yung is the William R. Scott Research Professor at the University of Kansas School of Law. His research focuses on the criminal laws concerning sexual violence and systemic analysis of law. Yung’s scholarship incorporates a blend of quantitative and theoretical methods. Academics, legislatures, and courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States, regularly cite and rely on Yung’s unique academic work.
During his Radcliffe fellowship, Yung is writing a book analyzing the paradox between panic and denial at the heart of American laws related to sexual violence. The book will build upon Yung’s previous research to offer a coherent explanation for the social and legal dynamics surrounding sexual violence. The project will be substantially aided by the unique resources related to sex crimes available at the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America.
Before entering academia, Yung served as an associate for Shearman & Sterling in New York and clerked for Michael J. Melloy of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. As part of his work as a lawyer, Yung helped create a training program for the Liberian criminal defense bar, assisted the Office for the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, represented a death row inmate in Florida, and investigated criminal allegations under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He earned his JD from the University of Virginia School of Law.