Margaret Woo

Margaret is a Professor of Law at Northeastern University School of Law, where she has been named the Distinguished Professor of Public Policy. She is co-editor for the Journal of Legal Education, the premier journal on legal education, published by the Association of American Law Schools. Margaret has published and spoken widely on the role of courts in economic development and democracy. She is a specialist on Chinese legal reform, an associate of the East Asian Legal Studies Program at Harvard University, and was a fellow of the Bunting Institute (Radcliffe College). She has received grants from the National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and was on the Senior Scholar Roster for the Fulbright Scholars Program. Her books include East Asian Law: Universal Norms and Local Culture, Litigating in America: Civil Procedure in Context, and Chinese Justice: Civil Dispute Resolution in Contemporary China. Margaret is an elected member of the prestigious American Law Institute and the International Association of Procedural Law, and a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. She previously served on the Board of Directors for the Law and Society Association and chaired the civil procedure section of the Association of American Law Schools. A graduate of Brown University, Professor Woo received her J.D. from New York University School of Law, and her LLM from Georgetown University School of Law.