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Dean Testy and law school faculty visit Asia

SEATTLE -- Dean Testy and several of our law school faculty travelled to Asia in October to continue the celebration honoring Professor John O. Haley who received The Order of the Rising Sun. Professor Haley served as Director of the Asian Law Center (1974-2000) and significantly contributed to the discipline of Japanese law and education of Japanese legal professionals and academics. The celebration began with the Festschrift Conference here at the law school and continued in Tokyo for an additional conference with Waseda University. Presenters at the conference in Tokyo included Professors Jonathan Kang, Pat Kuszler, Clark Lombardi, Toshiko Takenaka and Dong Sheng Zang. Following the conference, we held a wonderful dinner with many of our alumni both working and living in Tokyo and beyond.

This trip marked the first time Dean Testy met many of our alumni, friends and academic partners in Beijing, China. In Beijing, Dean Testy and Professor Sean O’Connor participated in a symposium panel discussing China – U.S. Legal Practice of IP. The panel included distinguished Judges Randall Rader, Chief Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Judge Theodore Essex, Administrative Law Judge with the U.S. International Trade Commission and Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal from the Northern District of California. The symposium was sponsored by the Dacheng Law Firm, Peking University School of Law and the firm of Wang, Hartmann, Gibbs and Cauley PLC. Dean Testy joined the Dean of Tsinghua University School of Law for a discussion about future collaborations. She also attended the Beijing Alumni Dinner hosted by our alumnus, Yunchuan Jing, and his firm Beijing King & Partners, Gaotong Law Firm.

We look forward to furthering our relations in Asia and working with our various alumni, friends and partner law schools to enhance and propel UW Law’s reputation and mission of educating Leaders for the Global Common Good.

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