On Thursday, February 4 Assistant Professor Norman Ho spoke at USALI. Norman P. Ho is an assistant professor of law at Peking University School of Transnational Law (“STL”). His research focuses primarily on the areas of Chinese legal history (from Chinese antiquity up to the 12th century A.D., with an emphasis on the history of Chinese legal thought), legal theory, comparative jurisprudence, and Chinese law. Prior to joining STL, Norman practiced law in the law firms of Slaughter and May and Morrison & Foerster LLP. Based in Hong Kong, his practice focused on a wide range of capital markets, private equity, and M&A transactions, as well as U.S. securities law compliance matters. He also previously taught legal theory as a lecturer in the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law. Norman received his A.B. and A.M. degrees from Harvard University and his J.D. from New York University School of Law, where he received the Howard L. Greenberger Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Comparative Law.
At the lunch he spoke of his childhood growing up in New Jersey, his experience learning history and Chinese language at Harvard, and his experience working at Peking University. During his talk he discussed the life and culture of teaching in China, the developments of the law school and more.