Jeremiah Ho

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.

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.

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

Jeremiah A. Ho is Associate Professor at UMass Law. His research focuses on topics relating to law and inequality, mostly with respect to sexuality/gender, race, and culture. In addition, he also writes extensively on legal education, methodology, and theory. Professor Ho’s 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, the American University Journal on Gender, Social Policy, and the Law, the U.C. Davis Business Law Journal, and others. As a regular contributor to the Humans Rights at Home Blog, Professor Ho’s shorter pieces on sexuality and race often garner mentioning by SCOTUS Blog.

In both his scholarship and teaching, Professor Ho’s work has received significant recognition. His scholarship in law and sexuality has earned him a Dukeminier Award, specifically The Ezekiel Webber Prize, from The Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law. The awards recognize the best in LGBTQIA+ scholarship published in law reviews each year. To recognize Professor Ho’s teaching in the classroom, the University of Massachusetts has awarded him the Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching, a university system-wide teaching prize. At UMass Law specifically, Professor Ho has been named Professor of the Year for a record six times, an award given by students to the most outstanding member of the faculty. And in 2014, Professor Ho was selected for inclusion in 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 as 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. Prior to joining UMass Law, Professor Ho was a visiting associate professor at Washburn University School of Law. He was the inaugural fellow at the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning, then co-sponsored by the law schools at Gonzaga University, Washburn University, and the University of Arkansas, Little Rock. Professor Ho is currently a member of the State Bar of California.

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For additional publications other than what is listed in this profile, please visit SSRN or see the attached CV.

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