Cathy Hwang

Cathy Hwang

Professor Cathy Hwang joined the law faculty of the University of Utah in 2016. She is visiting at the University of California Berkeley School of Law in the spring 2019 semester.

Her research centers on business law, including mergers and acquisitions and corporate contracts. Her most recent article, Faux Contracts, is forthcoming in Virginia Law Review in 2019. Her article Unbundled Bargains, published in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, was voted by fellow business law professors as one of 2017’s Top 10 Corporate and Securities articles. Other recent scholarship includes Deal Structure (with Matthew Jennejohn), published in Northwestern University Law Review and Deal Momentum, published in UCLA Law Review, selected for the 2017 Stanford/Yale/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum.

Prior to joining the faculty of the University of Utah, Professor Hwang was the resident academic fellow at the Rock Center for Corporate Governance, a joint initiative of Stanford Law School and Stanford Graduate School of Business. Prior to joining the legal academy, Professor Hwang practiced as a mergers and acquisitions attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York, where she worked on a variety of M&A and securities transactions.

Professor Hwang received her undergraduate degree in economics and international relations from Pomona College, and her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where she was managing editor of the Chicago Journal of International Law. She teaches Business Organizations, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Deals, and coaches the College of Law’s award-winning Transactional LawMeet Team (a national M&A negotiation competition). In 2018, she was awarded the College of Law’s Early Career Faculty Award, awarded occasionally to a pre-tenure faculty member for outstanding scholarship and teaching.


JD, The University of Chicago Law School (2010)
BA, Pomona College (2007)