President Michael K. Young has a distinguished record as an academic leader with broad experience in public service and diplomacy.
Prior to his appointment at the UW, he served as Dean and Lobingier Professor of Comparative Law and Jurisprudence at George Washington University Law School, then as President and Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Utah. He was also Fuyo Professor of Japanese Law for more than 20 years at Columbia University, where he served as director of the Center for Japanese Legal Studies and the Center for Korean Legal Studies. Prior to joining the Columbia University faculty, he was law clerk to the late Chief (then Associate) Justice William H. Rehnquist of the United States Supreme Court.
President Young served as Deputy Under Secretary for Economic and Agricultural Affairs and Ambassador for Trade and Environmental Affairs during President George H. W. Bush’s administration. He also served as a member of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom from 1998-2005, twice chairing the commission.
He has published extensively on a wide range of topics, including international trade law, the Japanese legal system, international environmental law, international human rights and freedom of religion.
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