East Asian Legal Studies Center

The East Asian Legal Studies Center (EALSC) was founded in 1990, and over subsequent decades has led the University of Wisconsin Law School's activities in East Asia. It established extensive partnerships with academic institutions in the region and initiated or co-sponsored a variety of conferences and outreach programs.

The Center also formalized and expanded many of the Law School's academic interactions with universities, government ministries, and the private sector.  It has and continues to provide scholarly exchanges by hosting visitors to the Law School and assisting Law School faculty to visit at universities in East and Southeast Asia.

Currently, the EALSC's mission is to support faculty and student research on East Asian legal issues, organize talks and conferences on campus, host visiting scholars from East Asia, develop and maintain academic partnerships in East Asia, and promote East Asian legal studies at the University of Wisconsin and beyond.

Professor John Ohnesorge, Director

John Ohnesorge


Fellowships and Internships

Partner Institutions in East Asia

The Center boasts of an enviable list of partners and alums in East Asia. The Center is one of the most respected and well-known institutions in East Asia. See a list of partner institutions here.


c/o Research Centers, UW Law School
975 Bascom Mall, Room 6218
Madison, WI 53706-1399  
U.S.A. Telephone: 608-890-1395

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