Faculty

Prior to joining the faculty in 2003, Professor Templin was a corporate attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati where his practice focused on general corporate law for early stage technology companies. Following graduation from the University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law, Professor Templin taught Legal Methods to undergraduates at the University of California, Berkeley. His web site provides instruction in how to study and prepare for law school exams. Before going to law school, Professor Templin was an editor in computer magazine publishing. Professor Templin has published a series of law review articles on Social Security reform and government investment in private enterprise. The courses Professor Templin teaches include: Contracts, International Intellectual Property, and Administrative Law.

Prior to joining the TJSL faculty, Professor Wright was a partner at the international law firm of Baker & McKenzie, where she practiced both real estate and international trade law. She also was a partner at the consulting firm of Ernst & Young LLP. At Ernst & Young LLP, Professor Wright directed the firm’s World Trade Organization (WTO) Center, where she advised a large number of countries and companies regarding WTO issues. Professor Wright has special expertise in matters involving Mexico and China and she often teaches a trade law course in TJSL’s summer program at Zhejiang University (Guanghua) School of Law in Hangzhou, China. During the summer of 2011, she taught a course titled Reconciling Cultural Diversity and Free Trade in the Global Economy in TJSL’s summer program at the University of Nice School of Law in Nice, France. She has also taught WTO law at both Stanford Law School and the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego.

She is a member of a committee of the American Law Institute which publishes a review of the cases decided each year by the Appellate Body of the WTO. Professor Wright was a law clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, where she worked primarily for then-Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She has worked on a variety of human rights matters for Amnesty International and she has spoken and published widely on issues involving international trade, the WTO, U.S.-China relations, U.S.-Mexico relations, international trade in cultural products and media services, urban policies and human rights.

Following graduation from Columbia Law School as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Professor Dyson practiced law with the firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions, securities and leverage buyouts valued at approximately $166 billion. Professor Dyson has also participated in the landmark school finance litigation and in federal civil rights enforcement cases as the Special Projects team attorney for the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) where he was recognized for his work in inter-district funding cases. A member of the Bar of the U.S Supreme Court, he has also served as the national chairperson of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Education Law, the national executive board member of the AALS Section of Minority Groups, and a program coordinator of the Merrill Lynch Philanthropic Foundation recognized by the White House. In addition, he has served as educational policy adviser to the Texas State Legislature Joint Select Committee on Public School Finance, and has taught law on the faculties of Columbia University, the City University of New York, and Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. Professor Dyson is the recipient of numerous awards including the prestigious King’s Crown Award, the Kluge Award, the Albert Roothbert Endowment, the Lester A. and Stella Porter Russell Endowment, the Society of the Order of the Barristers, the Taft Samuel Carpenter Award for Teaching Excellence, and the 50 under 50 most influential law professors national list. Professor Dyson has also published Our Promise, a new book analyzing educational policy and numerous articles in education, civil rights, game theory, government, constitutional law, sociology and critical race theory among others. He is also the faculty co-founder of the Crawford Legal Institute Mentorship Bond (CLIMB) program, an educational pipeline mentorship initiative with Crawford High School that recently won the California State Bar Diversity Award for Excellence. The courses Professor Dyson teaches include: Education Equality and The Law, Torts I & II, Global Justice, Self-Determination & the Law, and Scholarly Legal Writing.

Hongdao Qian is a Doctor of Jurisprudence and earned a post-doctorate degree in economics. He is the first post-doctorate scholar doing research on the intersection of law and economics. He undertakes an economic analysis of law from the new point of view of Chinese characteristics, has done theoretical work on corporate law, economic law, and comparative law. Before joining Guanghua Law School of Zhejiang University as a professor of law, Professor Qian was a scholar and professor in the graduate school of the Chinese Academy of Social Science, and a senior visiting scholar of Waseda University in 2001. He was also the administrative assistant editor of the Chinese Academic Yearbook, vice-chairman of the China Society of Comparative Law, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors of the China Venture Capital Co., Ltd., commissioner of the Investment Decision Committee, director and vice dean of China Venture Capital Research Institute, and chairman of the Society of Commercial Law of Zhejiang Province, China.

Mark Kuan-Hsi Wang is a Professor of Law at the Zhejiang University Guanghua Law School in Hangzhou, China and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Shizouka University Law School in Shizouka, Japan. Professor Wang has been a visiting scholar at the Harvard-Yenching Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the U.S. and the Soochow University Law School in Taipei, Taiwan and a postdoctoral researcher at the Renmin University of China Law School in Beijing, China.

Jun Zhao is a Professor of Law at Guanghua Law School, Zhejiang University.  He currently serves as the head of Research Institute of International Law at  Zhejiang University.  He earned his J.D. at Cornell Law School, LL.M. at Harvard Law School, and LL.B. at Zhejiang University.  Before joining Guanghua Law School, he was a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School, East Asian Legal Studies.  He also worked as a corporate associate at Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo P.C. and Kirkland & Ellis International LLP, where he focused his practice on mergers, acquisitions, private equity, public offerings, and private placements.  He has published widely on international economic law and comparative law in top journals.  He is a Director and Deputy Secretary-General of the Commercial Law Section, Law Society of Zhejiang Province.  He also serves as a Director of International Economic Law Section, Law Society of Zhejiang Province.