05-31-2014

Dean Testy and UW Law Faculty Visit Asia

Dean Testy and a group of law school faculty members travelled to Asia in May, Dean Testy with group visiting three cities and three countries in nine days: Tokyo, Japan; Taipei, Taiwan; and Shanghai, China. The UW Law delegation included Dean Kellye Testy, Assistant Dean Kim Eckstein and Professors Dan Foote, John Haley, Toshiko Takenaka and Dongsheng Zang.

The trip marked the first time Dean Testy travelled to Shanghai, China, and the first time a UW Law Dean has travelled to Shanghai in more than a decade. This visit included two important events in Shanghai: The Intellectual Property Teaching Workshop on May 21 at East China University of Political Science and Law, and the International Conference on Judicial Protection of Intellectual Property Rights on May 22-23, hosted by the Shanghai High People’s Court. The workshop and conference featured many prominent speakers from around the globe including academics, practitioners and leading IP judges from the U.S., China and Europe.

The UW School of Law has a strong presence and history in Asia and is highly regarded by our alumni and academic partners in Asia as one of the top law schools in the world. This trip provided Dean Testy and the law school the opportunity to visit with key alumni in Tokyo, Taiwan and Shanghai, and hold alumni receptions in each of these three cities. It also provided the opportunity to engage with key academic partners in each city to strengthen existing collaborations and discuss future opportunities for collaboration. Existing academic collaborations with top law schools in Asia include visiting scholars, faculty exchanges and joint degree programs.