Asian Law Concentration Track

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Program Requirements


Follow all of the steps outlined on the Concentration Tracks page.


Successful completion of third-year college-level courses in an Asian language or language in which research on Asian and comparative law is possible (or satisfactory demonstration of an equivalent level of language ability).


B557 Graduate Writing Seminar in Asia, Global Business & Development Law
OR E500 Advanced Writing Project paper on an Asian or comparative law topic (3 credits).


Not all courses will be available each year.

  1. At least one of the following:
  2. At least one of the following:
  3. Two other courses in Asian or Comparative law for at least 5 credits total.

Students may study countries other than Japan, China and Korea within this track, but to do so must have their course plans specially approved by the Asian Law Track advisor.

Asian Law Learning Outcomes

J.D. students electing to specialize in the International & Comparative Law Concentration Track should achieve the competencies expected of all J.D. students at the University of Washington. In addition, they should be able to:

  1. In a non-U.S. legal system such as international, civil, or Islamic law:
    1. Identify sources of law and the use of legal materials; and
    2. Understand significant legal institutions and methods of dispute resolution; and
    3. Construct legal arguments and evaluate proposed solutions to problems.
  2. Apply critical thinking in examining issues across legal systems.

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