Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs
Office: Room 3242, Law School
J.D., Indiana University-Bloomington
Ph.D (Literature and Languages), University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
M.A. (Literature and Languages), California State University, San Francisco
Douglas Berman recently joined the University of Wisconsin Law School as the new Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs.
As Assistant Dean, he will be advising the LL.M/S.JD cohort, assisting with development of the graduate programs, and working closely with partner schools abroad to recruit new students and to help strengthen the school's strong reputation overseas.
Dean Berman holds a J.D. from Indiana University-Bloomington and a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Prior to joining UW, Dean Berman spent 12 years in Asia, first as an intellectual property lawyer at the firm of Baker & McKenzie (Hong Kong and China), and, before that, as an Assistant Professor of English literature and languages in Taiwan. In 2013, he taught courses at the Hong Kong Baptist University and Hong Kong University in the English and law departments, respectively.
He speaks Mandarin Chinese fluently, with varying degrees of proficiency in German, Taiwanese, French, and Ancient Latin. Academic interests include modern China, communication across cultures, environmental criticism, and the intersections between law and literature.