●teaching and service in legal higher education:
--Eleven years (hired 2001- resigned 2011) of law teaching and scholarly research as full-time law professor at the University of Denver; taught corporate law and international business transactions. As of 2009, among two most-downloaded scholars at Denver Law on SSRN); supervised students’ graduation papers, theses, and sat on Ph.D. dissertation committee(s) for College of Communication and Graduate School of International Studies as requested). Approximately four semesters of international teaching and comparative law research in Europe (France and Russia) and Southeast Asia.
● law career & practice: Eighteen years of full-time law practice with national/international firms (Wilmer Cutler & Pickering, Weil Gotshal & Manges, Baker & McKenzie, Locke Liddell Sapp LLP), Mobil Corporation, and the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.
LLM, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA (1999) (law teaching and securities law curricula; Law and Literature research; straight A transcript; published thesis).
J.D., cum laude, University of Houston, TX, Order of the Barons, Order of the Coif (1984) (attending law school while working full-time as Executive Director for Risk Management, Houston ISD--first Asian woman appointed to executive position by Board of Education, at the age of 22).
B.S., Journalism/Communication, Highest Honors, Southern Illinois University (1978) (graduated at 20 years of age only three years after being airlifted from Vietnam as a teenage political refugee).