Jan Ting

Professor of Law Emeritus

Jan C. Ting is Professor of Law at the Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He joined the faculty of law in 1977, and teaches in the areas of citizenship and immigration law and tax law.  His articles in those areas have been published in both law reviews and newspapers.

He has provided commentary to the media including the PBS News Hour and National Public Radio, and has been interviewed and quoted often in the print media.  He is a frequent panelist on the public affairs program “Inside Story” on Channel 6-ABC in Philadelphia.  He has been invited to present testimony to the 9/11 Commission and the Judiciary and other Committees of the U.S. Senate, most recently on April 23, 2015, and the U.S. House of Representatives, most recently on March 23, 2016. In 2015 he received the Provost’s Outstanding Faculty Service Award from Temple University.  In 2016 the Temple Law Alumni Association presented Professor Ting with the Murray H. Shusterman Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Professor Ting was Assistant Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. from 1990 to 1993, where he received the Executive Management Team Leadership Award. Before joining the Temple Law School faculty, he was a tax attorney at the Pepper Hamilton law firm in Philadelphia.  From 1994 to 2001 he was Director of the Graduate Tax Program at Temple.  The National Asian Pacific American Law Student Association named Professor Ting the “2003 Asian American Professor of the Year.”

In 2006, he was the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate from the state of Delaware, after winning the Republican primary election.  He lost in the general election to U.S. Senator Tom Carper.  Professor Ting serves on the board of directors of the Center for Immigration Studies.

He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Oberlin College, where he majored in history, and received an M.A. degree in Asian Studies from the East-West Center of the University of Hawaii.  He is married, with two married daughters and five grandchildren.


J.D., Harvard Law School
M.A., University of Hawaii
B.A., Oberlin College

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Awards and Recognition

  • Murray H. Shusterman Award for Excellence in Teaching (2016)
  • Outstanding Faculty Service Award (2015)
  • Asian American Professor of the Year (2003)
  • Executive Management Team Leadership Award (1993)


  • Nominee for U.S. Senate, State of Delaware, Delaware Republican Party, 2006