A graduate of Brown University, Professor Houh earned her JD from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was a founding member and article editor of the Michigan Journal of Race & Law. After law school, Professor Houh served as a law clerk to the Honorable Anna Diggs Taylor, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan. She also practiced law as a staff attorney with the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago and as a litigation associate at Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone, PLC, in Detroit.
Professor Houh teaches contracts, commercial law and critical race theory, and in 2006, she won the Goldman Prize for Teaching Excellence. Her scholarship focuses on contract law and critical race theory, and she is a frequent speaker on these topics at national conferences and symposia. Her articles and essays have appeared in such journals as the Cornell Law Review, University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Utah Law Review and U.C. Davis Law Review. Professor Houh served as the Chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Law and the Humanities in 2007. She also has served on the Board of Governors and as Secretary to the Society of American Law Teachers.