On Thursday, March 16, at 12:45 p.m. in LH1, Professor Jeffrey Lee of the Taipei Medical University will present a survey of current trends on biotechnology law in Asia. Professor Lee, our Castetter Foreign Visiting Law Professor for 2017, is a leading authority on biotechnology law in Taiwan.
Lunch will be served.
About Professor Jeffrey C.H. Lee
Professor Lee is founder and director of Graduate Institute of Health and Biotechnology Law in Taipei Medical University. He is PH.D. in law of National Taiwan University (2002). When studied in NTU, he served as editor in chief of NTU Law Review (student version), 1992. He also served as Chief Judge of NTU Student Association. Before his academia career, Lee worked in some Taiwan Congressmen’s offices for several years, and also participated in the work of 1997 Constitution Amendment.Professor Lee’s research works focus on biotechnology law, patent law, research ethics and legal history. He joined in Taipei Medical University in 2013, and established the Graduate Institute in 2014. In addition to academic life, he serves as member of steering boards of several NGOs, including Environmental Jurists Association, Taiwan Health Rights Initiative, Taiwan Cross-Strait Policy Association, etc.
About the Castetter Visiting Foreign Law Professor Program
Since 2001, California Western has administered the Castetter Visiting Foreign Law Professor Program, which features short courses taught by foreign law professors that enrich the international and multicultural atmosphere at the law school. Professor Thomas Lundmark of Germany, Professor Erik Franckx of Belgium, and Professor Michael Tsai, former National Defense Minister of Taiwan, have taught at the law school as part of this program. In 2012, Professor Thilo Marauhn of Germany was the Castetter Visiting Foreign Law Professor. In 2015 Professor Kevin Tsai of Asia University in Taiwan held the position.
About the International Legal Studies Program
The International Legal Studies Program at California Western offers an enriched Juris Doctor and Masters in Comparative Law curriculum in international and comparative law. The classroom emphasis on theory and practice is complemented with extracurricular programs that highlight the role of international law in today’s global economy. The program also promotes scholarly work in international and comparative law through faculty development, research support, internship opportunities, and scholarly exchanges.
The International Legal Studies Program (ILSP) was established in 1986 to highlight the California Western’s robust academic program in the areas of international and comparative law. California Western offers numerous courses and internships and field placements that can lead to an Area of Concentration in International Law. Additional opportunities for students include the Jessup International Law Moot Court Team, the California Western International Law Journal, and other student organizations including the International Law Society, Amnesty International and La Raza Student Bar Association. The director of ILSP is Professor James Cooper.