Bert I. Huang is Vice Dean for Intellectual Life and Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law at Columbia Law School.
He 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 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (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.
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: Law and Moral Dilemmas, Harvard Law Review, 2016; The Equipoise Effect, Columbia Law Review, 2016; Judicial Priorities, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, with Tejas Narechania, 2015; Concurrent Damages, Virginia Law Review, 2014; Surprisingly Punitive 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 the Law School, Huang started the Colloquium on Courts and the Legal Process workshop series, which brings judges and academics together to discuss new research on courts and judging: http://web.law.columbia.edu/faculty-resources/workshops-colloquia/colloquium-courts-and-legal-process.
He has also served as Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard.