|J.D. Whittier College School of Law
B.A. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Courses & research interests
Professor Ho joined the faculty at UMass Law in 2012. He teaches Contracts I & II, Trust & Estates, Products Liability, Remedies, and Law Review Note Writing. His research interests include topics in sexual orientation and the law, and in legal education.
Professor Ho received his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and his J.D. from Whittier Law School. During law school, Professor Ho was the executive editor of the Whittier Law Review and was selected as the law review’s 2008 Editor of the Year. Professor Ho was an associate at Marron & Associates in Long Beach, California, where he handled complex civil litigation cases in employment law and wage-and-hour matters. He is currently a member of the State Bar of California and the Federal District Court for the Central District of California.
In 2014, Professor Ho was selected for Lawyers of Color’s 50 Law Professors Under 50. He currently serves as a regular contributor on the Humans Rights at Home Blog, and his recent postings on marriage equality and sexual orientation anti-discrimination have garnered mentioning by SCOTUSBlog. He is also a contributing faculty member at the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning and co-edits The Learning Curve (AALS Section on Academic Support Newsletter). Professor Ho’s TEDx-style talk on law teaching was recently recorded at American University, Washington College of Law and is part of a curated series at LegalED. He has also been interviewed previously by NPR for his thoughts on legal education. Professor Ho’s other academic honors include the UCLA Dean’s Prize for Undergraduate Research and Writing and the Susan McGuigan Oral Advocacy Competition. In 2016, Professor Ho named Professor of the Year at UMass Law.
Prior to joining UMass Law, Professor Ho taught as an assistant professor of academic support at Whittier Law School and then as a visiting associate professor at Washburn University School of Law. From 2010 to 2012, he was the inaugural fellow at the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning, co-sponsored by the law schools at Gonzaga University, Washburn University, and the University of Arkansas, Little Rock.
Find out What It Means to Me: The Politics of Respect and Dignity in Sexual Orientation Anti-discrimination, 2016 Utah L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2017).
Once We’re Done Honeymooning: Obergefell v. Hodges, Incrementalism, and Advances for Sexual Orientation Anti-discrimination, 104 Ky L.J. ___ (forthcoming 2016).
Function, Form, and Strawberries: Subverting Langdell, 64 J. Legal Educ. 656 (2015).
A Vast Image Out of Spiritus Mundi: The Existential Crisis of Law Schools, 103 Geo. L. J. Online 77 (2015) (reviewing Robin L. West, Teaching Law: Justice, Politics, and the Demands of the Profession (2014)).
Weather Permitting: Incrementalism, Animus, and the Art of Forecasting Marriage Equality After U.S. v. Windsor, 62 Clev. St. L. Rev. 1 (2014).
Curriculum Reforms at Washburn University School of Law, in Reforming Legal Education 41-77 (David M. Moss & Debra Moss Curtis eds., 2012) (co-authored with Michael Hunter Schwartz).
Comment, What’s Love Got to Do with It? The Corporations Model of Marriage in the Same-Sex Marriage Debate, 28 Whittier L. Rev. 1239 (2007).