Jeremiah Ho, UMass Law faculty

Jeremiah Ho

Associate Professor

Law School / Faculty

Curriculum Vitae

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UMass School of Law 230


Education

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

Teaching

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

Teaching

Courses

Study of the development of common law concepts of enforceable promises. Encompasses the basic principles controlling the formation, performance, and termination of contracts. Includes the doctrines of offer and acceptance, consideration, conditions, breach, damages, third-party beneficiaries, assignments, and the Statute of Frauds.

Study of the development of common law concepts of enforceable promises. Encompasses the basic principles controlling the formation, performance, and termination of contracts. Includes the doctrines of offer and acceptance, consideration, conditions, breach, damages, third-party beneficiaries, assignments, and the Statute of Frauds.

A continuation of LAW 540 Contracts I

A continuation of LAW 540 Contracts I

A study of the classical and modern law of remedies in American jurisprudence. Topics include the types of remedies and calculation of remedies available in litigation; the differences between legal, equitable, and restitutionary remedies; when to elect certain remedies; the contempt of power; interlocutory relief; and the doctrinal history and underpinnings of this body of law.

This course is designed to assist law review candidates in the note writing process. Topics include finding a note topic, thesis development, the process of scholarly research, and developing an outline, introduction, argument, and conclusion. Pass/Fail, Permission of the Faculty Advisor (By invitation). 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

Research Interests

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

Professional background

Professor Ho joined the UMass Law faculty in 2012. He teaches Contracts, Trusts & Estates, Remedies, Products Liability, and Law Review Note Writing. 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. His articles have appeared in the Harvard Journal on Legislation, The Georgetown Law Journal Online, the Journal of Legal Education, the Utah Law Review, the Kentucky Law Journal, the Marquette Law Review, the U.C. Davis Business Law Journal, the Cleveland State Law Review, and others. 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.

Professor Ho also holds a strong passion for teaching. In 2014, Professor Ho was selected for Lawyers of Color’s 50 Law Professors Under 50. He has also received the Professor of the Year Award four times at UMass Law in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. Recently, 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. He has also been interviewed previously by NPR for his views on legal education. Since 2013, he has been a contributing faculty member at the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning.

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.

Publications

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

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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