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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 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
    Introduces the basic elements of economic theory and emphasizes demand and utility, cost and optimality.


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