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Bert Huang

Vice Dean for Intellectual Life and Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law

Bert Huang

Vice Dean for Intellectual Life and Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law

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. He also clerked for Chief Judge Michael Boudin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

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

He 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, 2016Judicial Priorities, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, with Tejas Narechania, 2015Concurrent Damages, Virginia Law Review, 2014Surprisingly 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 Columbia, he started the Courts & Legal Process workshop series, which brings together judges and academics 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.

C. Courts & the Legal Process
C. Courts and the Legal Process
Civil Procedure
S. Advanced Civil Procedure: Remedies