Associate Professor of Law for Academic Success and Bar Preparation
B.A., Colorado College, 2002
J.D., Santa Clara University, School of Law, 2010
Member, California and New York State Bars
Prior to joining Southwestern, Professor Hu graded the California Bar Examination for nine years. He has read thousands of bar exam essays and engaged in numerous hours of discussion regarding grading methodology. Professor Hu uses insight from this experience to demystify the bar exam for students and help put them in a position to put forth their best possible effort.
“The thing I love about legal exam writing is it is structured and makes sense. With a strategic analytical approach, you can break everything down into smaller, more manageable pieces.”
Professor Hu began his legal practice representing public entities and their insurance agencies in workers’ compensation matters. He later worked with large firms in the bay area, consulting on e-Discovery matters for complex litigation. Most recently, Professor Hu managed discovery databases and consulted on e-Discovery matters for the civil division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California.
Professor Hu’s commitment to education began prior to law school. After undergrad, he spent two years teaching English in rural Japan. Upon returning to the United States, through the GEAR UP Youth Outreach program, he helped students from marginalized communities in Central California understand the process for pursuing higher education. While in law school, Professor Hu taught classes on criminal law and procedure and mentored youth through the Fresh Lifelines for Youth Program.