Bert Huang Joins Law School Faculty

Bert Huang Named Associate Professor of Law at Columbia Law School Faculty


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New York, June 16, 2009
— Bert Huang, a scholar who merges empirical methods with legal analysis in the study of federal courts and civil procedure, will join the Columbia Law School faculty as an associate professor of law on July 1. He will create a new colloquium called Courts and the Legal Process, where leading scholars will present selected works in progress — and judges will be invited to comment on the research presented.
Huang served as president of the Harvard Law Review and as a law clerk for Justice David Souter of the Supreme Court of the United States and for Chief Judge Michael Boudin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Before law school, he spent two years as a Marshall Scholar at Oxford University and one year as a staff economist in President Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisors.
He earned his J.D. magna cum laude at Harvard Law School, and his A.B. summa cum laude at Harvard College; he expects to complete his Ph.D. in economics, also at Harvard, next year. This fall, he will co-teach the Seminar on Law and Economics.
For the past year, Huang has been an Academic Fellow at Columbia Law School. Fellows, who have exceptional academic credentials and demonstrate substantial promise to become outstanding scholars, spend one to two years in residence at the Law School pursuing research and participating in the Law School’s intellectual life.  
During his fellowship, Huang was invited to present his research to the American Law and Economics Association, the Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, and the European Association of Law and Economics.  His research has also been supported by the John M. Olin Center at Harvard Law School; Harvard University’s Program on Justice, Welfare, and Economics; and a National Science Foundation grant for multidisciplinary research. 

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