Asian Law Center

Faculty and Staff

Core Faculty

Daniel H. Foote

Daniel H. Foote

  • Affiliate Professor of Law
  • Dan Fenno Henderson Professor Emeritus

Daniel H. Foote is Dan Fenno Henderson Professor Emeritus and Senior Advisor to the Asian Law Center. He is 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 an 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 casebooks: a 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 other most notable 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). His most recent publication is Law's Political Foundations: Rivers, Rifles, Rice, and Religion (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016). ... more

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Clark  Lombardi

Clark Lombardi

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

  • 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
  • Affiliate Instructor
  • Law Lecturer and Director, General LL.M. Program

Dr. Dana Raigrodski is a Lecturer and Director of the General LL.M. program at the University of Washington School of Law. She is also the Executive Director of Global Affairs at the Law School, overseeing international exchanges and collaboration, and the Summer Institute in Transnational Law and Practice. She serves as a Commissioner on the Washington State Supreme Court Gender & Justice Commission and as a member of the University of Washington Women's Center Anti-Trafficking Task Force. Dr. Raigrodski's scholarship and research interests examine human trafficking, migration and globalization, criminal procedure and jurisprudence, feminist legal theories, and law and development. She teaches course on law and globalization, American legal system and research methods, and comparative legal studies. ... more

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Jane K. Winn

Jane K. Winn

  • Charles I. Stone Professor of Law
  • Professor of Law

Professor Winn, of the Center for Advanced Study & Research on Innovation Policy and a Fulbright Scholar, is a leading international authority on electronic commerce law as well as regulatory governance issues arising from technology innovation in global markets. She joined the faculty in 2002. Her current research interests include electronic commerce law and governance developments in the United States, the European Union, India, and China. She is coauthor of Law of Electronic Commerce and the casebook Electronic Commerce. ... more

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Jeffrey  Wool

Jeffrey Wool

  • Co-Director, Global Business Law Institute
  • Professor of Global Business Law

Professor Wool is the Condon-Falknor Professor of Transnational Commercial Law. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford and an Associate Member of its Law Faculty. Professor Wool teaches transnational commercial law and serves as the executive director of the Cape Town Convention Academic Project, a joint undertaking between UW law faculty and Oxford University Faculty of Law. He also serves as secretary general of the Aviation Working Group, an international industry group that works on the development of policies, regulations and rules designed to facilitate advanced international aviation financing and leasing. Professor Wool is head of aerospace law and policy at international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, based in the firm's London office, and is President of the UNIDROIT Foundation, an Dutch organization that contributes to and supports the work of UNIDROIT. ... more

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Melissa J. Durkee

Melissa J. Durkee

  • Assistant Professor of Law

Professor Melissa (MJ) Durkee teaches and writes in the areas of business law and international and transnational law. Her research focuses on public/private relationships in global governance, particularly interactions between state and business actors that affect the content and success of international legal rules. She has written recently on treaties, international organizations, and industry associations, and her scholarship has been published in top journals including the Stanford Law Review, the Virginia Law Review, and the UCLA Law Review. Recently, she was awarded the UW Law Faculty Scholarship Award for Excellence in Law Review Articles. ... 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

  • Dean Emeritus Roland L. Hjorth Professorship in Law
  • Director, Graduate Program in Sustainable International Development
  • Faculty Director, International, Comparative and Transnational Programs
  • Professor of Law

Anita Ramasastry is an expert in the fields of anti-corruption, commercial law, sustainable development and business and human rights. Her current research focuses on legal rights and responsibilities of state-owned enterprises ... more

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