Professor Margaret Woo

Professor Margaret Woo

Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts

Margaret Woo is Professor of Law at Northeastern University School of Law. In 1997, she was named the law school's Distinguished Professor of Public Policy. Professor Woo is also co-editor for the Journal of Legal Education, the premier journal on legal education published by the Association of American Law Schools. Professor Woo has published and spoken widely on the role of courts in economic development and democracy.

A specialist on Chinese legal reform, she is 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 (Routledge, 2003), Litigating in America: Civil Procedure in Context (Aspen Publishing, 2006), and Chinese Justice: Civil Dispute Resolution in Contemporary China (Cambridge University Press, 2011).

Professor Woo 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.