Tim Webster is Associate Professor of Transnational Law and Director of Asian Legal Studies at Case Western Reserve University. He is also the U.S. Director of the Joint Program in International Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution, an innovative program offered by Case Western Reserve and Southwest University of Political Science and Law (Chongqing, China) to teach the next generation of international business lawyers.
Professor Webster teaches and researches human rights, investment, trade and litigation in East Asia. His scholarship has appeared in the Columbia, Michigan, Northwestern and Pennsylvania international law journals; as well as in books published by Cambridge and Oxford University Presses. He has testified before Congress, written for the popular media, and translated judicial opinions from Japanese and Chinese. Professor Webster has lectured in French, Mandarin and Japanese to scholarly, judicial, and lay audiences in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America.
Before joining the Case Western Reserve faculty, Webster was a lecturer at Yale Law School and senior fellow at its China Law Center. He has been a visiting professor at University of Paris (Dauphine) and National Taiwan University. Prior to his academic career, he practiced international dispute resolution in the New York and Tokyo offices of Morrison Foerster, and clerked for Judge Joseph Tauro, of U.S. District Court, in Boston.