For Immediate Release

Shari Ireton
University of Washington School of Law


UW Law Professor Joins International Regulatory Think Tank

UW School of Law Professor Veronica Taylor, director of the UW Asian Law Center, has been appointed as the Head of the Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet) at the Australian National University. She has also been appointed as the first Visiting Professor in Rule of Law at The Hague. The appointments take effect in early 2010.

In her position as leader of RegNet, Taylor will direct an international think tank focused on improving understanding of private, public, and NGO governance through regulatory frameworks. Recognized as one of the world's leading centers in sociolegal studies, RegNet is a key advisor to government in areas such as climate change, restorative justice, peace-building, policing and security and social inclusion, with a particular focus on Asia and the Pacific. In the spring of 2010, Taylor will be the inaugural Hague Visiting Professor in Rule of Law at the Van Vollenhoven Institute at Leiden University, a new position founded by the City of The Hague and administered through the Hague Institute for the Internationalization of Law.

Taylor, who received her LL.M. in Asian and Comparative Law from the School of Law in 1992, has directed the Asian Law Center since 2001. One of the world's most accomplished Asian Law scholars, she specializes in commercial law and society in Asia, regulation, and law reform in transition economies. She has published extensively on commercial law in Japan and Indonesia, on regulation, law and society in Asia and on the 21st century challenges of law and development. Taylor will step down as Director in January 2010, but will remain a member of the law faculty.

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