Professor Stephanie Tang joined the Baylor Law faculty in Spring 2022. Professor Tang teaches Family Law and Family Law Advocacy.
Before joining Baylor, Professor Tang was a Partner at a family law firm in Chicago, where she specialized in all areas of family law. She obtained multiple certifications as a mediator, fellow with Collaborative Divorce Illinois, and a Certified Financial Litigator with the American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators. She has extensive experience litigating, mediating, and collaborating on high-conflict divorce and parentage cases. In 2019, Professor Tang was recognized as “Young Lawyer of the Year” by the Illinois State Bar Association. Additionally, while in private practice, she received multiple accolades in family law, including being selected as a Rising Star attorney in Family Law by Illinois Super Lawyers, an Emerging Lawyer in Family Law by Leading Lawyers, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, and receiving the Avvo Clients’ Choice Award for outstanding client reviews.
Professor Tang received a B.A. degree in Psychology and Legal Studies with Honors from Northwestern University. She then graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law, Magna Cum Laude with pro bono notation. While in law school, she received CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Family Law, the HNBA Internal Moot Court Competition, and Regulations of Financial Institutions. Professor Tang also received the Marguerite L. Rickert Award for Excellence in both Legal Writing and Service as one of the top eight students in her graduating class in both areas.
Outside of her private practice, Professor Tang has engaged in extensive pro bono service to low-income communities. In 2017, she was selected among over 2,300 volunteer attorneys to receive the Distinguished Service Award for outstanding pro bono services by the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, Chicago’s first and pre-eminent legal aid organization. From 2022-2023, she served as the youngest and first Asian-American Chair of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Family Law Section Council, comprised of over sixty licensed attorneys and family law judges. In her free time, she and her husband, Mark, love trying new foods (especially desserts!) and traveling with their son.
Cryptocurrency, NFTs, and the “Metaverse”: Addressing the Expanding World of Virtual Assets in Divorce Proceedings, 127 Penn State L. Rev. (2022, forthcoming).
Family Law Toolkit, Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Section Council, 2022.
2019-2021 Survey of Illinois Law: Family Law, S. Ill. Univ. L. J. (Summer 2022, forthcoming).
Calculating “Income” for Domestic Support Obligations in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic (co-authored with Kimberly S. Krieg, PhD, CPA), 74(4) Okla. L. Rev. (Summer 2022, forthcoming).
I Do Solemnly Sponsor (with Russell D. Knight), 109(9) Ill. Bar J. (Sept. 2021), available at https://www.isba.org/ibj/2021/09/idosolemnlysponsor.
The Spike in Silver Splitters: Examining Special Considerations for Graying Divorces, 28 Elder L.J. 39 (2020). Link: https://theelderlawjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Tang.pdf.
2017-2018 Survey of Illinois Law: Family Law, 43(4) SIU L.J. 845 (2019). Link: https://law.siu.edu/_common/documents/law-journal/articles%20-%202019/summer-2019/10%20-%20Tang%20jr%208%202.pdf.
Is Cryptocurrency the New Swiss Bank Account? (with Janice Boback), 107(5) Ill. Bar J. 18 (May 2019). Link: https://www.isba.org/ibj/2019/05/iscryptocurrencythenewswissbankacco
Stress-Free Divorce Volume 02: Conversations with Leading Divorce Professionals, Chapter, Remarkable Press (2017). Link: https://kogutwilson.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Stress-Free-Divorce-chapter.pdf
Increasing the Role of Agency Deference in Curbing Online Banking Fraud, 91(2) UND. L. Rev. 329 (2016). Link: https://commons.und.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1109&context=ndlr
When “Yes” Might Mean “No”: Standardizing State Criteria to Evaluate the Capacity to Consent to Sexual Activity for Elderly with Neurocognitive Disorders, 22(2) Elder L.J. 449 (2015). Link: http://publish.illinois.edu/elderlawjournal/files/2015/03/Tang.pdf