Asian Law Center

Faculty and Staff

Core Faculty

Daniel H. Foote

Daniel H. Foote

Professor of Law

Daniel H. Foote is Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Asian Law Center. Through a joint professorship, he is also Professor of Law at The University of Tokyo, where he holds the post in Sociology of Law. ... more

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Dongsheng  Zang

Dongsheng Zang

Director, Asian Law Center & Chinese Legal Studies
Associate Professor of Law

Professor Zang joined the faculty full-time in 2006, after serving as a visiting professor in 2005-06. His academic interests include international trade law, and comparative study of Chinese law, with a focus on the role of law and state in response to social crises in the social transformation in China. He holds an S.J.D. and LL.M. from Harvard Law School, in addition to his LL.M. from Renmin University (Beijing) and LL.B. from Beijing College of Economics. His doctoral dissertation, One-way Transparency: The Establishment of the Rule-based International Trade Order and the Predicament of Its Jurisprudence, was awarded the 2004 Yong K. Kim '95 prize. He was a research fellow at the East Asia Legal Studies at Harvard Law School during the 2004-05 academic year. ... more

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John  Haley

John Haley

Visiting Professor

John Owen Haley is internationally recognized scholar of comparative and Japanese law. His 1991 book, Authority without Power: Law and the Japanese Paradox, and his article, "The Myth of the Reluctant Litigant," are considered leading works in the field. His most recent books include two casebooksa new edition in two volumes (2010 and forthcoming) of The Civil Law Tradition: Europe, Latin America and East Asia (Charlottesville: Michie Company, 1994) and Fundamentals of Transnational Litigation: The United States, Canada, Japan, and the European Union (New Providence, N.J.: LexisNexis, 2012, 2nd ed. 2014). His most other publications include Legal Innovations in Asia: Judicial Lawmaking and the Influence of Comparative Law (Cheltenham, UK and Northhampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2014), edited with Toshiko Takenaka; Antitrust in Germany and Japan: The First Fifty Years, 1947-1998 (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2001), the first comparative study of German and Japanese antitrust law in English; and The Spirit of Japanese Law, (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1998, paperback ed. 2006).He is currently working on a book tentatively entitled Rivers, Rifles, Rice, and Religion. ... more

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Clark  Lombardi

Clark Lombardi

UW Law Foundation Professor of Law
Director of Islamic Legal Studies
UW Law School Foundation Professor of Law

Professor Lombardi joined the UW law school faculty in 2004. A specialist in Islamic law and in constitutional law, he teaches in these areas and also teaches courses in federalism, comparative law, and development law. Professor Lombardi's current research and writing have focused on the evolution of Islamic law in contemporary legal systems. He also focuses on comparative judicial institutions and on the way that constitutional systems deal with religious organizations and religious law. ... more

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Toshiko  Takenaka

Toshiko Takenaka

Washington Research Foundation/W. Hunter Simpson Professor of Technology Law
Director, CASRIP
Professor of Law

Professor Takenaka, a Washington Research Foundation Simpson Professor of Law, joined the UW law school faculty in 1993 and teaches Patent Law, Advanced Patent Law, Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Innovations in Science and Technology. She is the Director of Center for Advanced Study and Research on Intellectual Property (CASRIP). ... more

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Dana  Raigrodski

Dana Raigrodski

Executive Director, Global Affairs
Law Lecturer & Director, General LL.M. Program

Dr. Raigrodski is a Lecturer and Director of the General LL.M. Track at the University of Washington School of Law. She is also the Executive Director of Global Affairs at the Law School, overseeing international exchange and collaboration, the Visiting Scholars Program and the Summer Institute in Transnational Law and Practice. Dr. Raigrodski holds an LL.B magna cum laude, Tel Aviv University; LL.M. with distinction, and SJD from Tulane University. ... more

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Jane  Winn

Jane Winn

Charles I. Stone Professor of Law
Professor of Law

Professor Winn, of the Law, Technology & Arts Group and a Fulbright Scholar, is a leading international authority on electronic commerce law and technological and governance issues surrounding information security. She joined the faculty in 2002. Her current research interests include electronic commerce law developments in the United States, the European Union, and China. She is coauthor of Law of Electronic Commerce and the casebook Electronic Commerce. ... more

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Jeffrey  Wool

Jeffrey Wool

Condon-Falknor Professor of Global Business Law
Executive Director, Cape Town Convention Academic Project

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Melissa J Durkee

Melissa J Durkee

Assistant Professor of Law

Professor Durkee joined the faculty in 2013. Her teaching and research interests bridge the areas of business and international law, with particular emphasis on international governance, transnational regulation, and international environmental law. Her current work explores business roles in shaping the content and effect of treaty regimes and conditions for effective multilateral treaty-making and compliance. Professor Durkee teaches International Law, Business Organizations, and the Comparative and International Law Survey. ... more

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Thomas  Schoenbaum

Thomas Schoenbaum

Harold S. Shefelman Professor of Law

Thomas J. Schoenbaum is presently the Harold S. Shefelman Professor of Law at the University of Washington in Seattle. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan and his PhD degree from Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge (UK). He is also Research Professor of Law at George Washington University in Washington DC. He is a practicing lawyer, admitted in several U.S. states and before the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. He has been a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was Associate Dean at Tulane University in New Orleans. ... more

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Anita  Ramasastry

Anita Ramasastry

Professor of Law
UW Law Foundation Professor of Law
Director, Graduate Program in Sustainable International Development

Anita Ramasastry is an expert in the fields of business and human rights, anti-corruption and commercial law and development. Her current research focuses on the accountability of economic actors in conflict and weak-governance zones. ... more

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