Jeremiah Ho

Jeremiah Ho

Associate Professor

Law School / Faculty

Curriculum Vitae




UMass School of Law 230


Whittier College School of LawJD
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)BA


  • Contracts
  • Trust & Estates
  • Remedies
  • Products Liability
  • Law Review Note Writing



The course provides individual students with the opportunity to complete an independent legal research and writing project under the supervision of a full- time faculty member with expertise in the area studied. Permission of Full-Time Professor; Permission of Associate Dean required for second I.L.R. Of the 90 credits required for graduation, students are required to earn at least 65 in courses that meet in regularly scheduled class sessions. This course does not count toward the 65 credit requirement.


Research Interests

  • Law and inequality (race, sexuality & culture)
  • Legal education, methodology and theory

Professional background

Professor Ho joined the faculty of UMass Law in 2012.  He writes about law and inequality, exploring such issues mostly with respect to sexuality, race, and culture. In addition, he also writes extensively on legal education, methodology, and theory.  Among various law journals, his articles have appeared in the Yale Journal of Law & Feminism, the Harvard Journal on Legislation, The Georgetown Law Journal Online, the Journal of Legal Education, the Utah Law Review, the Kentucky Law Journal, and the U.C. Davis Business Law Journal.  Professor Ho is currently a regular contributor on the Humans Rights at Home Blog, and his blog postings on sexuality and race often garner mentioning by SCOTUS Blog.

As an award-winning teacher who has received the Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching, been named a record five times as Professor of the Year at UMass Law, and been selected for Lawyers of Color’s 50 Law Professors Under 50, Professor Ho’s TEDx-style talk on law teaching was recorded at American University, Washington College of Law and is part of a curated series at LegalED.  Since 2013, Professor Ho has been a contributing faculty member at the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning.  He has also been interviewed previously by NPR for his views on legal education.

Prior to joining UMass Law, Professor Ho taught at Washburn University School of Law. 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.  Professor Ho formerly practiced in the Los Angeles area, handling complex civil litigation matters in employment and wage-and-hour cases.  He is currently a member of the State Bar of California.

Professor Ho teaches Contracts I & II, Trusts & Estates, Remedies, Products Liability, and Law Review Note Writing.




Queer Sacrifice in Masterpiece Cakeshop, 31 Yale J.L. & Feminism (2020).

Preventing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome within the Opioid Epidemic: A Uniform Facilitative Policy, 54 Harvard J. on Legis. 423 (2017) (with Alexander O. Rovzar).

Law as Instrumentality, 101 Marquette L. Rev. 87 (2017).

Why Flexibility Matters: Inequality and Contract Pluralism, 18 U.C. Davis Bus. L. J. 35 (2017).

Find Out What It Means to Me: The Politics of Respect and Dignity in Sexual Orientation Anti-discrimination, 2017 Utah L. Rev. 468 (2017).

Once We’re Done Honeymooning: Obergefell v. Hodges, Incrementalism, and Advances for Sexual Orientation Anti-discrimination, 104 Ky L.J. 207 (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).

I’ll Huff and I’ll Puff—But Then You’ll Blow My Case Away: Dealing with Dismissed and Bad-Faith Defendants in California’s Anti-SLAPP Statute, 30 Whittier L. Rev. 533 (2009).

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).

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