Date: March 7, 2014
Department: Law School
"Congratulations to Professor Ho on this tremendous honor. As the Commonwealth's only public law school, UMass Law embraces the special responsibility to create access to law school to underrepresented communities and to enroll a diverse student body." said UMass Law Dean Mary Lu Bilek. "We achieve this in strong part due to our faculty, such as Professor Ho, who hold substantial academic and practice experience and take pride in their students' success."
Professor Ho earned his bachelor's degree from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and his law degree from Whittier Law School. While at law school, Professor Ho was the Executive Editor of the Whittier Law Review, a fellow at the law school's Center for Intellectual Property, and was selected as the law review's Editor of the Year in 2008. Professor Ho served as an assistant professor of academic support at Whittier Law School to teach legal analysis courses to first-year students and to lecture in the law school's bar program. Professor Ho then taught at Washburn University School of Law in Kansas before joining the faculty at UMass Law in 2012.
At UMass Law, Professor Ho teaches Contracts, Products Liability, and Remedies. In the area of legal education, he is currently a contributing faculty member at the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning (co-sponsored by the law schools at Washburn University, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Gonzaga University), and an editor for The Learning Curve, the official publication of the Association of American Law School's Section on Academic Support. He has also been interviewed on the current state of legal education on National Public Radio's Tell Me More.
LOC was initially founded as "On Being A Black Lawyer" but now also produces publications for lawyers of South Asian American, Pacific Asian American, Hispanic, and Native American heritage. LOC has been recognized by the American Bar Association, National Black Law Students Association, and National Association of Black Journalists.
UMass Law has experienced a significant increase in applications in each of the last two years despite a 24% decline in applications to law schools nationally over the last three years. UMass Law is the only public law school in Massachusetts and was established in 2010. It is conveniently located 30 miles from Providence, RI, and 60 miles from Boston, MA. UMass Law is committed to ensuring access to an affordable legal education for students who hope to pursue justice and serve others through the practice of law.