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About Margaret Y. K. Woo

Professor Woo teaches civil procedure, administrative law and comparative law. In 1997, she was named the law school's Distinguished Professor of Public Policy. She is also a faculty director for the law school's Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy.
Professor Woo has published and spoken widely on China's legal reform. She is a former fellow of the Bunting Institute (Radcliffe College) and is presently an associate of the East Asian Legal Studies Program at Harvard University. She has received many prestigious grants from a variety of organizations, including the National Science Foundation and the Ford Foundation, and is on the Senior Scholar Roster for the Fulbright Scholars Program. She is the co-editor of East Asian Law: Universal Norms and Local Culture (Routledge, 2003), and Chinese Justice: Civil Dispute Resolution in Contemporary China (Cambridge University Press, 2011). She is also coauthor of Litigating in America: Civil Procedure in Context (Aspen Publishing, 2006).
Professor Woo has served on the board of trustees for numerous organizations, including for the Brown Club of Boston, Harry Dow Legal Assistance Fund, and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund.


Present Faculty director, Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy, Northeastern University
Present Professor of Law, Northeastern University

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Civil procedure, Administrative law, Comparative law, and Chinese legal reform

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Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, 1997

Contact Information

32 Cargill Hall
Northeastern University
400 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: (617) 373-3309
Fax: (617) 373-5056


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