In late October, early November, Professor Charles Irish was in Asia for a series of meetings and lectures. In Taipei, Taiwan, he gave a presentation on the OECD’s Base Erosion/Profit Shifting Program for PwC and Ministry of Finance lawyers, accountants and economists. He also gave lectures at Soochow University and FuJen Catholic University on the US Separation of Powers Doctrine as a cornerstone of American democracy. Irish also was interviewed by Chinese and English language newspapers, and his interview is featured in the Liberty Times.
In Shanghai, China, Professor Irish met with Chinese government officials, judges at the Shanghai High People’s Court, and students and faculty at East China University of Political Science and Law. ECUPL is the host campus for the UW’s executive masters in law program in Shanghai.
After Shanghai, Professor Irish traveled to Bangkok, Thailand, where he met with students interested in participating in the UW’s executive masters in law program in Bangkok. Irish also had meetings with the Thai Arbitration Institute and the Thai Office of the Judiciary to discuss the possibility of broader cooperation between them and the UW Law School. It appears likely that the Thai Arbitration Institute will offer UW JD students internships in the near future.
Professor Irish's last stop was Seoul, South Korea. Irish gave lectures to students and faculty at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and Gachon University on trends in legal education in the Asia-Pacific region. He also met with may Korean alumni to talk about the current state of the UW Law School and the reorganization of the Law School's graduate programs.
Submitted by EALSC News on November 22, 2013
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