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Ann Ching

Assoc Clinical Professor of Law
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 9520

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




  • Commanders Should Retain the Authority to Prosecute Sex Crimes in the Military, in World at War Understanding Conflict and Society (Padraic (Pat) Carlin, Lee Eysturlid, Spencer C. Tucker, & James H. Willbanks, eds., ABC-CLIO 2018).
  • Military Justice in Film, in The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Crime, Media, and Popular Culture(Nicole Rafter & Michelle Brown eds., Oxford University Press 2018).
  • Wartime Legislation, Public Trial, and Void for Vagueness, in The Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties(Paul Finkelman, ed., Routledge 2006).
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 519Legal Method and Writing
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 791Seminar
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 524Legal Advocacy
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 519Legal Method and Writing
LAW 735Teaching Assistant