Ann Ching joined the law faculty in 2019. Professor Ching's legal career began in the U.S. Army, where she served as an Army lawyer and achieved the rank of Major. Her military awards include the Bronze Star for combat service in Iraq and the Humanitarian Assistance Award for disaster relief operations in Japan. Following her Army career, Professor Ching was an Assistant Professor of Law at Pepperdine University (2013-2015) and Ethics Counsel for the State Bar of Arizona (2016-2019). In October 2020, Professor Ching was appointed to serve as a judge pro tempore for the East Valley Regional Veterans Court, a treatment court of limited jurisdiction in the Phoenix area.
Professor Ching’s volunteer activities include serving as a pro bono appellate counsel for veterans and as an ombudsman for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). Professor Ching is also a member of the State Bar of Arizona Ethics Advisory Group and Professionalism Advisory Council.
Professor Ching is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, the Arizona Asian American Bar Association (AAABA), and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA).
B.A., University of Arizona
J.D., University of North Carolina
LL.M., The Judge Advocate General's School of the Army
M.B.A., Pepperdine Graziadio Business School