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Wayne Law Professor Qin Honored for Teaching Excellence

December 10, 2009

DETROIT (Dec. 10, 2009) - Wayne State University Law School Associate Professor Julia Ya Qin has been honored by the Law School with the Donald H. Gordon Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award was established by friends of Gordon who served as dean of Wayne Law from 1975 to 1980.

“I am delighted to present the Gordon Teaching Award to Professor Qin,” said Wayne Law Dean Robert M. Ackerman. “Her courses are among the most challenging in the law school, and she consistently receives accolades from her students.”

At Wayne Law, Professor Qin teaches courses on international business transactions, international finance, international trade law and doing business in China. She joined the Wayne Law faculty in 2000.

Prior to her arrival at Wayne Law, Professor Qin served as a practicing attorney in the Hong Kong and New York offices of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, specializing in international corporate and securities transactions. Other past professional work includes clerking for the late Chief Judge Dominick DiCarlo of the United States Court of International Trade and serving as a visiting professor at Tsinghua University Law School, Beijing, China, and a visiting professor at Washington University in St. Louis. She has also taught as an adjunct professor at NYU Law School and was a research fellow at the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT).

She has published in various international law journals, and presented in numerous conferences and forums, on the subjects of international trade law, public international law and Chinese law. Her article, "WTO Regulation of Subsidies to State-owned Enterprises (SOEs)" in the Journal of International Economic Law, was cited by Justice Alito of the U.S. Supreme Court in his dissenting opinion in United Haulers Assn., Inc. v. Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Mgmt. Auth., 550 U.S. 330 (2007).

Professor Qin serves as a member of the Council and the Steering Committee for the Chinese Society of International Law. She received her LL.B. from Peking University, and LL.M. and S.J.D. degrees from Harvard Law School.

About Wayne Law
Wayne State University Law School has educated and served the Detroit metropolitan area since its inception as Detroit City Law School in 1927. Located at 471 West Palmer Street in Detroit’s re-energized historic cultural center, the Law School remains committed to student success and features modern lecture and court facilities, multi-media classrooms, a 250-seat auditorium, and the Arthur Neef Law Library, which houses one of the nation's 30 largest legal collections. Taught by an internationally recognized and expert faculty, Wayne Law students experience a high-quality legal education via a growing array of hands-on curricular offerings, client clinics, and access to well over 100 internships with local and non-profit entities each year. Its 11,000 living alumni, who work in every state of the nation and more than a dozen foreign countries, are experts in their disciplines and include leading members of the local, national and international legal communities. For more information, visit www.law.wayne.edu.



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