Professor, Betty Hutton Williams Professor of International Economic Law
- Office Location:
- Kennedy Hall 413
- (714) 628-2659
- Mount Holyoke College, Bachelor of Arts
Yale University, Juris Doctor
Professor Cao is the Betty Hutton Williams Professor of International Economic Law. She joined the Fowler School of Law in 2013 after serving for more than a decade on the faculty at William & Mary Law School, where she was the Boyd Fellow and Professor of Law. She clerked for Judge Constance Baker Motley of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. She practiced with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison in New York City. Professor Cao was a Ford Foundation Scholar in 1991. She has published scholarly articles in the area of international trade and finance, international economic development, finance and culture in law. She is also the author and co-author of several books and supplements, including the novel Monkey Bridge (Penguin 1997), about the Vietnamese War and its impact on a young Vietnamese American girl.
Professor Cao holds the Betty Hutton Williams Endowed Professorship in International Law
Courses Taught: Corporations, International Business Transactions and International Trade Law.
- Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
CULTURE IN LAW AND DEVELOPMENT: NURTURING POSITIVE CHANGE (Oxford University Press 2015)
THE LOTUS AND THE STORM, A NOVEL (Viking Penguin 2014)
Informal Institutions and Property Rights, 1 BRIGHAM-KANNER PROPERTY RIGHTS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 263 (2012)
Rethinking Microfinance, 33 PENN. J. INT'L L. 971 (2012) (symposium)