Amy Chua

Assistant Professor of Law 1994-1999, Professor of Law 1999-2001


Amy Chua joined the faculty of Duke Law School in 1994 and remained for seven years, teaching courses in contracts, international business transactions, and international law and development.  While at Duke, she served as a member of the advisory committee for Duke’s Program in Comparative Studies, and was awarded the Duke Bar Association Distinguished Teaching Award in 1998. Chua published widely on the relationship between ethnicity and global markets.

Chua received an A.B. from Harvard University in 1984, graduating Magna Cum Laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She then earned her J.D. from Harvard Law in 1987, where she served as the executive editor of the Harvard Law Review. Prior to her entry into teaching, Chua clerked for Chief Judge Patricia M. Wald of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit from 1987-88 and worked as an associate for Clearly, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton on Wall Street. While part of the Duke Law faculty Chua was a visiting professor at the law schools of Columbia University, Stanford University, and New York University.  She became a member of the Yale Law School faculty after leaving Duke. 

Sources:

Duke University, School of Law, Bulletin of Duke University School of Law [serial]

Pamela B. Gann, From the Dean [perma.cc/5JDL-MRXG], 12 no. 2 Duke Law Magazine 1-2 (Summer 1994)

Courses Taught

Contracts

International Business Transactions

Law and Development: Markets, Democracy, and Ethnicity in the Developing World (Seminar)

Privatization in Emerging Markets