Douglas Berman has been named assistant dean for graduate programs at University of Wisconsin Law School. He began the position in August.
Berman comes to Madison from Hong Kong, where he practiced intellectual property law at the firm Baker & McKenzie. Prior to receiving his law degree, he was an assistant professor of English literature and languages at Providence University and National Taiwan Normal University, both in Taiwan. He also served as adjunct lecturer at the Hong Kong Baptist University and Hong Kong University in the English and law departments, respectively. He speaks Mandarin Chinese fluently.
Berman holds a J.D. from Indiana University-Bloomington and a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His academic interests include modern China, communication across cultures, and the intersections between law and literature.
Submitted by Law School News on August 28, 2014
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