Corey Rayburn Yung

Professor of Law
Primary office:
403 Green Hall

Corey Rayburn Yung joined the KU Law faculty as a visiting professor in 2011 and accepted a full-time position in 2012. Yung's scholarship has appeared in, among other publications, the Boston College Law Review, George Washington Law Review, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, Iowa Law Review and Northwestern University Law Review. His research has been cited by federal and state courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States in Kennedy v. Louisiana.

Before he began his professorial career, Yung served as an associate for Shearman & Sterling in New York and clerked for the Honorable 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.

Courses Taught:
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • International Criminal Courts
  • Sex Crimes


Representative Publications

"Constitutional Communication," 96 Boston University Law Review __ (forthcoming 2016); "Concealing Campus Sexual Assault: An Empirical Investigation," 21 Psychology, Public Policy & Law 1 (2015); "Rape Law Fundamentals," 26 Yale Journal of Law & Feminism 1 (2015); "How to Lie with Rape Statistics: America’s Hidden Rape Crisis," 99 Iowa Law Review 1197 (2014); "A Typology of Judging Styles," 107 Northwestern University Law Review 1757 (2013); "Beyond Ideology: An Empirical Study of Partisanship and Independence in the Federal Courts," 80 George Washington Law Review 505 (2012); "The Incredible Ordinariness of Federal Penalties for Inactivity," 2012 Wisconsin Law Review 841 (2012); "Flexing Judicial Muscle: An Empirical Study of Judicial Activism in the Federal Courts," 105 Northwestern University Law Review 1 (2011); "Judged by the Company You Keep: An Empirical Study of the Ideologies of Federal Judges," 51 Boston College Law Review 1133 (2010); "The Emerging Criminal War on Sex Offenders," 45 Harvard Civil Rights – Civil Liberties Law Review 435 (2010).

Research Interests
Sex crimes, judicial decision-making, legal interpretation and criminal law.

J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2002; B.A., University of Iowa, 1999.

New York, 2003.

Career History
Associate, Shearman & Sterling, 2002-2004, 2006-2007; Law Clerk, the Hon. Michael J. Melloy, United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, 2004-2006; Assistant Professor, John Marshall Law School, 2007-2009; Associate Professor, John Marshall Law School, 2009-2012; Associate Professor, University of Kansas School of Law, 2012-2014; Professor of Law, University of Kansas School of Law, 2014-present.

Why KU
  • One-third of full-time faculty have written casebooks and treatises
  • 2 KU law faculty were U.S. Supreme Court clerks
  • KU’s Project for Innocence: 34 conviction reversals since 2009
  • 7,600+ alumni in all 50 states, D.C., and 21 foreign countries
  • #18 “best value” law school in the nation — National Jurist Magazine
  • 12 interdisciplinary joint degrees
  • 20th nationwide for lowest debt at graduation. — U.S. News & World Report
  • 80 percent of upper-level law classes have 25 or fewer students
  • More than 600 employment interviews at law school, 2014-15
  • 92 percent overall employment rate for Class of 2014 – top 20 percent nationally
  • 23rd: for number of law alumni promoted to partner at nation’s largest law firms
  • #1 in Kansas and Missouri for July 2015 bar exam performance