UW Research

Asian Law Center



The Asian Law Center’s teaching, research and public policy work on Asia and developing economies is one of the areas of excellence for which University of Washington School of Law is known nationally and internationally. We are part of a UW tradition of public service, providing world-class legal education for U.S. and international lawyers focused on Asia. We support the legal profession and government agencies with expert research on Asian and developing legal systems. We are helping to build the next generation of lawyers, scholars and policy makers in Asia and developing economies through our rigorous LL.M. and Ph.D. programs.

Core Services Offered

The Center’s teaching, research and public policy work lies at the intersection of four fields: Asian and Comparative Law, Global Business Law, Development and Rule of Law, Islamic Law in Context. We work in the legal systems and cultures of Afghanistan, China and Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Funding Information

The Asian Law Center is funded by multiple sources, including gifts and public and private grants.

Reporting Structure

Kellye Testy, Dean, School of Law