Crystal S. Yang

Assistant Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Crystal S. Yang is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Law School and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.  Professor Yang’s teaching and research interests center around empirical law and economics. Her current research includes projects on the effects of the bail system on defendants’ short and long-term outcomes, racial bias in the criminal justice system, and the spillover effects of deportation fear. From 2014–15, Professor Yang served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts. Professor Yang graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2013, where she was a John M. Olin and Terence M. Considine Fellow, and recipient of the John M. Olin Prize. She also holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard, an A.M. in statistics from Harvard, and an A.B. in economics summa cum laude from Harvard.