Virginia HARPER HO is a Professor of Law at CityU School of Law. Prior to joining CityU in 2021, she was the Earl B. Shurtz Research Professor, Associate Dean for International & Comparative Law Programs, and founding Director of the Polsinelli Transactional Law Center at the University of Kansas School of Law (USA). Her primary research interests focus on the intersections of corporate law and governance, securities regulation, sustainability and finance from a comparative perspective. Her work has been published by leading law journals, including the American Journal of Comparative Law, the Journal of Corporation Law, and the American Business Law Journal. She has written recently on ESG disclosure, shareholder activism, comparative corporate governance, and China's green finance reforms.
She has received numerous research and teaching awards, including the Hoeber Award for Excellence in Research from the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB), as well as the Woodyard International Educator Award and the Docking Young Faculty Scholar Award from the University of Kansas. She is an Associate Editor and Editorial Board member of the American Journal of Comparative Law, a member of the Executive Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL), and a Fellow of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations’ Public Intellectuals Program. She has also served as a Research Fellow of the International Institute of Green Finance (IIGF) at the Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) in Beijing and as a visiting scholar at Zhejiang University and Sun Yat-Sen University. Prior to entering academia, Harper Ho practiced corporate and securities law and advised U.S. and foreign multinationals on cross-border transactions with a focus on Asia.
BA Indiana University-Bloomington (summa cum laude), Bloomington, Indiana, USA
MA Indiana University-Bloomington, Bloomington, Indiana, USA
JD Harvard Law School (cum laude), Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Attorney (New York, Iowa (inactive), Indiana (inactive))
- Corporate Law & Governance
- Securities Regulation
- Sustainable Finance
- Comparative Law