Margaret Woo09.14.17 — Professor Margaret Y.K. Woo, an expert on civil procedure, administrative law and comparative law, has been selected as one of 23 new academic fellows of the Pound Civil Justice Institute, a national legal think tank created by pioneering members of the trial bar and dedicated to ensuring access to justice for ordinary citizens. Through its activities, the institute works to give lawyers, judges, legal educators and the public a balanced view of the issues affecting the US civil justice system.

“I have the greatest respect for the work of the Pound Institute, and am honored to be associated with the organization,” said Woo, who also serves as the law school’s associate dean for research and interdisciplinary education.

Each year, the institute selects legal academics from law schools across the US who agree to serve as Pound Academic Fellows. Together with the Pound trustees, these individuals keep the institute abreast of the latest legal trends and assist the institute in maintaining a relevant, meaningful dialogue with the nation’s courts and law schools. Woo is the third member of the Northeastern law faculty to receive this high honor; she joins Professor Emeritus Stephen Subrin and Professor Emily Spieler, an expert in labor and employment law.

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