Janie Chuang is a professor of law at American University Washington College of Law who teaches and writes in the areas of international law, human trafficking, and labor migration.
Chuang’s articles have appeared in the American Journal of International Law, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, UCLA Law Review, and North Carolina Law Review, and have been cited in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Guardian, among others. Drawing on her expertise on human trafficking issues, Chuang has served as an advisor to the United Nations, the International Labor Organization, and the Organization on Security and Cooperation in Europe. Chuang has also served in leadership positions with the American Society of International Law and the International Law Association.
Chuang was a 2011–2012 Open Society Foundations fellow. Prior to joining American University Washington College of Law, Chuang practiced with the law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, representing foreign governments in international litigation/arbitration and pro bono clients in asylum and human rights cases. She currently serves as a member of the Freedom Network USA and the Modern-Day Slavery and Trafficking Working Group for the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University.