Bert I. Huang

Professor of Law

Office: 435 West 116th Street
JGH 714
New York NY 10027
Tel: 212-854-8334
Fax: 212-854-7946

Assistant Info

Name: Gabriel Soto
Phone: 212-854-0522

  • Harvard College, A.B. summa cum laude, 1996
  • Oxford University, Marshall Scholar, 1996-1998
  • Harvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2003
  • Harvard University, A.M., Ph.D. in Economics, 2011



  • Civil Procedure
  • Torts
  • Remedies
  • Courts
  • Empirical Analysis


Bert I. Huang served as President of the Harvard Law Review and clerked for Justice David H. Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court (2007-2008). He also clerked for Chief Judge Michael Boudin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (2004-2005).

He served in the White House Council of Economic Advisers as a staff economist (1998-1999). He was a Marshall Scholar at Oxford University and completed his J.D., Ph.D., A.M., and A.B. at Harvard University. 

Professor Huang has advised Brazil’s constitutional high court, the Supremo Tribunal Federal, and the Ministry of Justice on issues of judicial caseloads, certiorari, and appellate review.  He has also advised the Council of Grand Justices, the constitutional high court in Taiwan, on the procedures and practices of the U.S. federal courts.

His research includes Surprisingly Punitive Damages, Virginia Law Review (forthcoming); Judicial Priorities, U. Penn. Law Review (forthcoming) (with T. Narechania); Concurrent Damages, Virginia Law Review (2014); Shallow Signals, Harvard Law Review (2013); Trial by Preview, Columbia Law Review (2013); and Lightened Scrutiny, Harvard Law Review (2011).

At Columbia, Professor Huang started the Courts & Legal Process workshop series, which brings judges and academics together to discuss new research on courts and judging:  

He has also served as Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard.