An article by Cathy Hwang, an associate professor at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law, has been voted one of the “Top 10 Corporate and Securities Articles” by the country’s corporate law professors.
This is the second time one of her articles has been recognized as among the best scholarship in her field. It puts her among strong academic company—less than 2 percent of articles in the corporate and securities every year earn the distinction. The list is compiled based on a peer vote and is one of the only peer-approved designations of quality in corporate law—and reflects the choices of law professors teaching in this area from hundreds of articles.
Hwang is recognized on the list for her article, Deal Momentum, published in the UCLA Law Review. The research explores the role of non-binding agreements in sophisticated, high-value business deals. In May 2017, she was selected to participate in the Stanford/Yale/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum at Stanford Law School to discuss the same paper, an invitation that was extended through a highly competitive blind review process.
Last year, Hwang’s article Unbundled Bargains: Multi-agreement Dealmaking in Complex Mergers and Acquisitions, published in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, was also recognized as a “Top 10 Corporate and Securities Articles.”
Hwang has quickly established herself as an excellent scholar since arriving at the S.J. Quinney College of Law in 2016, said Bob Adler, dean of the College of Law.
“She has excelled as a mentor and teacher to students and as a talented researcher. We are proud of her early career success,” said Adler.
Hwang received her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. Prior to joining the faculty at Utah, she was the academic fellow at Stanford University’s Rock Center for Corporate Governance, where she remains affiliated as a non-resident fellow.