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Huang, Peter Professor and Laurence W. DeMuth Chair


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research overview

  • Peter Huang’s teaching and scholarship apply behavioral economics, finance, and neuroeconomics to business law, law student and lawyer well-being, leadership, legal education, legal ethics, and race and gender anti-discrimination. His research includes analyzing how to boost people’s decision-making competencies, including retirement planning, by practicing mindfulness, helpful thinking styles, and cognitive diversity. Huang is interested in fostering people to become more creative thinkers and innovative problem solvers. Huang teaches business law, law & economics, leadership, legal ethics.


  • behavioral law and economics, thinking boosts, cognitive diversity, leadership, happiness, subjective well-being, legal ethics and professionalism, business law, mindfulness, real options, behavioral economics, paternalism, nudges, neuroscience and law, judgment and decision making, behavioral finance, securities law, financial derivatives, law and popular culture, alternative dispute resolution, emotions and law, negotiations and positive psychology, consumer behavior, investing, torts


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courses taught

  • LAWS 5425 - Torts
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Studies nonconsensual allocation of losses for civil wrongs, focusing primarily on concepts of negligence and strict liability.
  • LAWS 6103 - Legal Ethics Professionalism
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Examines the legal profession as an institution, its history and traditions and the ethics of the bar with particular emphasis on the professional responsibilities of the lawyer. Discusses the Model Rules of Professional Conduct.
  • LAWS 6318 - Economic Analysis of Law
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Introduces the basic elements of economic theory and emphasizes demand and utility, cost and optimality.
  • LAWS 7621 - Business Associations
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Covers the law of agency, partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations. It includes principles of agency, formation and operation of business entities, fiduciary duties of the actors in business entities, and the relevant federal and state laws related to those entities.
  • LAWS 8003 - Seminar: Lawyers and Leadership
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Analyzes challenges and responsibilities of serving in leadership roles, with particular emphasis on utilizing law as a vehicle to change organizations and societies. Topics include characteristics, models, styles, and theories of leadership, charisma, civil and human rights, conflict management, decision-making, diversity, ethical responsibilities, forms of influence and persuasion, innovation, mindfulness, organizational dynamics, positive organizational scholarship, and scandal. Materials will include cutting-edge research, case histories, exercises, problems, simulations, and video clips from popular culture and media.


International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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