UW School of Law Professor Jane Winn has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to spend the summer in 2008 in China researching the impact of information technology (IT) and globalization on commercial law with Song Yuping, a lecturer in law at Henan University of Technology (China). Song, who was a visiting scholar for the UW Asian Law Program in 2005-06, and Winn will compare developments in commercial law in China to those in the United States and European Union. They have a co-authored a forthcoming article in the Columbia Journal of Asian Law, "Can China Promote Electronic Commerce Through Law Reform? Some Preliminary Case Study Evidence."
Winn is considered an expert in the area of electronic commerce law developments in the United States, European Union, and China. In 2006, she served as an advisor to an E.U. Commission study on future directions in the European Union's policy regarding IT standards and the development of electronic commerce. She recently published an article on that subject in the International Journal of Information Technology Standards and Standardisation Research and co-authored an article on the reform of E.U. contract law for The Business Lawyer.
Winn is a Charles I. Stone Professor of Law and teaches commercial and technology law courses. She is also a director of the Shidler Center for Law, Commerce & Technology. Winn is a member of the American Law Institute and a board member of CALI (Computer Assisted Legal Instruction).
The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.