Faculty Detail

Timothy Webster
Assistant Professor of Law
Director of Asian Legal Studies

B.A., M.A., 1997 (Yale), J.D., LL.M., 2006 (Cornell)
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Tim Webster is Assistant Professor of Law and Director of Asian Legal Studies at Case Western Reserve University. His research focuses on the intersection of international law and the domestic legal systems of China and Japan. He has testified before Congress, written for the popular media, and published widely on international trade, human rights, and dispute resolution. His most recent article — "Why Does the United States Oppose Asian Investment?" — was selected for presentation at the Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum.

In 2016, Professor Webster won the Buxbaum Award for Teaching Comparative Law from the American Society of Comparative Law’s Younger Comparativist Committee. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Paris, Dauphine, and National Taiwan University, as well as a visiting scholar at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. Previously, Webster taught Chinese Law at Yale Law School, clerked for a federal judge in Boston, and practiced international disputes resolution in Tokyo and New York.

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