Asian Legal Studies in the U.S: 60 Years of Change and Development
June 9, 2011 9:00am
Room 401 of KoGuan Law School
Minhang Campus, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
John K.M.Ohnesorge teaches Business Organizations and Administrative Law, as well as seminars in Chinese Law, and in law and economic development in developing countries. Professor Ohnesorge is Director of the Law School's East Asian Legal Studies Center, and Co-Chair of the Wisconsin China Initiative. As native of Minneapolis, Professor Ohnesorge received his B.A. degree from St.OlafCollege(1985), his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School (1989), and his S.J.D. from Harvard Law School(2002). Along the way he has spent several years in East Asia, first as a teacher and law student in Shanghai in the 1980s, and then as a lawyer in private practice in Seoul in the 1990s. During the course of his S.J.D. studies, Professor Ohnesorge spent a year as a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and Public International Law in Heidelberg, Germany, on a fellowship from Harvard's Center for European Studies. In 2000 he served as a lecturer at Harvard Law School, co-teaching with Professor William P. Alford. From 2000 to 2001 he clerked for Federal District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel (D. Mass), then came to Madisonin the fall of 2001. He lives in Madisonwith his wife, Jin, and two children, Sigrid and Max.