Cathy Hwang portrait
  • Associate Professor, College Of Law


  • J.D., Law, The University of Chicago Law School
  • B.A., Economics, International Relations, Pomona College


Professor Hwang’s research centers on business law, including mergers and acquisitions, deal structuring, and deal contracting. Her most recent articles, Faux Contracts and Deal Structure, are forthcoming in Virginia Law Review and Northwestern University Law Review. Her recent article Deal Momentum, forthcoming in UCLA Law Review, was selected for inclusion in the 2017 Stanford/Yale/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum. Other recent works include Unbundled Bargains: Multi-agreement Contracting in Complex Mergers and Acquisitions, published in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and The Value of Uncertainty, published in the Northwestern University Law Review (reprinted from the Northwestern University Law Review Online). 
Prior to joining the faculty of the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, Professor Hwang was the resident academic fellow at the Arthur and Toni Rembe 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.
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).