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On 31 May 2024, the ALSA Criminal Law Chapter held its inaugural in-person meeting in Bangkok, Thailand. The story can be found here:

The first issue of the 2022-2023 Annual Report has been released! You are cordially invited to explore NYCU Law's development and activities through the Annual Report.


Professor Lin Chih-Chieh contributes to the Hualien earthquake disaster area by ordering one hundred breakfast wraps to be sent to police stations, fire departments, and search and rescue teams, hoping for the smooth progress of all rescue operations and expressing gratitude to the police, firefighters, rescue team members, medical personnel, volunteers, and caring citizens.

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The NYCU School of Law held the "International Symposium on Labor Dispute Mediation Systems" at the Academy for the Judiciary on March 15, 2024, inviting labor law experts and scholars from Taiwan, Germany, and Japan to engage in dialogue and exchange opinions on key issues related to labor mediation in Taiwan.


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Dean Chen and Professor Chih-Chieh Lin have been invited to participate in the Judiciary and Organic Laws and Statutes Committee of the Legislative Yuan. Regarding the public hearings on the organization law of the Personal Information Regulatory Authority, the following legislative recommendations are proposed:

Firstly, considering that multinational corporations and foreign technology companies may possess personal data, how should the jurisdiction of this committee be implemented? There is concern that domestic small and medium-sized enterprises may end up being subjected to the strictest regulations. A tiered approach should be implemented.

Secondly, many companies may operate under licenses, and future inspections and penalties will involve various competitive and cooperative interactions. For instance, concerning patient data and financial consumer data, our requirements are stringent; therefore, how should those penalized seek recourse? Clarity must be established during legislative amendments.

Thirdly, besides ensuring consistency in terminology between the organizational law and the parent law, flexibility for timely updates should be retained to avoid constant legislative revisions. However, there must also be a requirement for clarity.

Fourthly, if personal data is unlawfully collected or misused, should the committee provide alternative remedies besides litigation? Should this mechanism be established within the committee or handled through an intermediary institution?

Finally, if data and information generation serve a public interest, such as personal health insurance data, consideration should be given to the density, manner, and openness of usage. While safeguarding personal data, the importance of utilizing data in the context of technological advancement must also be acknowledged.

The policy brief, “Operationalising Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights in Taiwan: Current State and Challenges,” assesses the current state of implementation among a group of Taiwanese businesses. The Brief found early encouraging results and is a first step to evaluate how corporate responsibility to respect human rights is applied in Taiwan.

The research, authored by Wen-chi Chang and Dr. Bonny Ling, is the first study by the Taiwan Project for Business and Human Rights, a special collaboration between Work Better Innovations and Professor Yu-Fan Chiu, from the National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University School of Law.



Former Justice Tsai Ming-Cheng, an expert in intellectual property law, civil law, media law, and technology law, has made significant contributions in academia, earning high regard from both the academic community and governmental bodies. With over thirty years of research and teaching experience in areas such as intellectual property and media law, his outstanding academic achievements and extensive practical expertise will open new perspectives for students in the field of technology law. He is poised to lead NYCU to achieve excellence in academic research, legal education, and social service.

Professor Mong-hwa Chin has served at the NYCU School of Law for eight years, and his outstanding academic achievements have been recognized, leading to his promotion to the rank of professor. Professor Chin has demonstrated excellence in his field, and this promotion reflects his talent in both academic research and teaching, as well as his outstanding performance in the academic community. Congratulations to Professor Chin on his well-deserved promotion to the position of professor, and we look forward to witnessing even greater achievements in his future career.

Congratulations to Distinguished Professor Lin Chih-Chieh for winning the Outstanding Mentor Award in the Northern Region for the 2023 "Friendly Campus Awards."

The 2023 National Conference on Technology Law concluded successfully on November 29th and 30th. This year's conference focused on key issues such as national security, digital governance, international economic and technological regulations, intellectual property strategies, and deployment. Distinguished representatives from government, industry, and academia were invited to provide in-depth analyses on various topics, attracting over 400 participants. The expectation is for ongoing innovation to collaboratively build a more competitive and progressive nation and industry.

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The 2023 Asian Law Schools Association (ALSA) Conference was successfully held at the National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University Hsinchu campus on December 2nd and 3rd. Over a hundred scholars from more than twenty countries gathered to exchange ideas on coping with the societal impacts of current technological innovations. The conference covered a range of critical topics, including human-robot interaction, trustworthy AI, virtual currencies, internet governance, governance of automated technologies, data sharing and governance, AI applications in the judiciary, digital platforms, intellectual property innovation, digital labor rights, geopolitical issues, biomedical innovation technology, digital technology and global health law, and the legal education reforms facilitated by AI.

The aim is to accelerate interdisciplinary exchanges in technology law, fostering the formation of a distinct Asian-centric community in technology law. This initiative seeks to shape legal policies from an Asian perspective to address the industrial impacts and societal changes brought about by innovative technologies.


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Under the guidance of Professor Chih-Chieh Lin, Ms. Kai-Ting Ho's graduation thesis, "Reconciliation between International Standards on Countering Proliferation of Financing and Counter-Terrorism Financing (Taiwan) Act " and under the guidance of Professor Mong-Hwa Chin, Ms. Yi-Ju Su's graduation thesis, "Improving Taiwan’s Plea-Bargain System -A Lesson from the U.S. Law" both won recognition for the 10th Annual Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in Crime Prevention and Control Research Award by the Ministry of Justice's Academy for the Judiciary.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer confined to the realm of science and technology; it has now permeated the field of law. This semester, the NYCU School of Law is set to launch a course on using ChatGPT for composing legal documents, taught by Associate Professor Mark L. Shope. In addition to ChatGPT, this course will introduce students to various generative AI tools such as Bing AI, Google’s Bard, and Anthropic’s Claude and their applications in the legal domain. Associate Professor Mark L. Shope's research focuses on the impact of artificial intelligence on legal practices and cross-border transactions facilitated by blockchain technology. He has also authored a specialized handbook titled "The AI Writing Assistant Handbook for Law."

Dean Chen emphasizes the crucial educational mission of providing students with sufficient knowledge to meet the demands of the legal practice. AI has brought unprecedented changes to the legal profession in Western countries, and the law school aims to assist legal professionals in preparing for these developments. Capitalizing on Yang Ming Chiao Tung University's robust research capabilities in artificial intelligence, we have introduced multiple AI-related courses in recent years. Furthermore, student teams have actively participated in legal tech hackathons, achieving commendable results. The AI-assisted writing course is poised to become a flagship program in the School of Law's pursuit of AI research and development.

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We extend our gratitude to the CIArb East Asia Branch Taiwan Chapter for their continuous collaboration this year in offering the International Arbitration Fundamentals Course, providing both in-person and online instruction. The instructors include Xi-Jia Chen, a Chartered Arbitrator, attorneys Bi-Ran Wu and Shih-Yun Chang, Mary B.L. Thomson, experienced fellows of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), and David Holloway, a senior barrister with expertise in international dispute resolution. The course not only covers introductory knowledge of international arbitration but also benefits from the instructors' wealth of practical experience, enabling participants to gain a better understanding of the operational aspects of international arbitration.

The NYCU School of Law recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University. The MOU calls for further international cooperation in education and research between the two institutions, including personnel exchanges, educational opportunities for students, and collaborative research projects.

NYCU School of Law organized a symposium titled "Labor Law Protection Against Discrimination - Yes, but How? A Comparison of Laws." The event was hosted by Dean Chen and featured a lecture by Professor Dr. Stefan Strassner from Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau, Berlin, Brandenburg. The symposium provided an in-depth exploration of discussions on discrimination and protection in various aspects under EU law and German labor law. All participants gained fruitful insights from the event.

Dean Daniel Tokaji, Professor John Ohnesorge, Associate Dean Rebecca Scheller, and Assistant Dean Jason Smith from the University of Wisconsin Law School visited NYCU School of Law. Dean Daniel Tokaji delivered a keynote lecture on "Sustaining and Strengthening American Democracy" and conducted a seminar on studying in the United States. Both sides exchanged ideas on research and teaching, laying the foundation for future continued deepening of exchanges and collaboration.

We are excited to announce that NYCU Law will be offering a captivating fully online English courses this upcoming summer. The course is titled "Navigating the Intersection of Law and Technology in a Globalized World." The course will span 16 hours in total, equivalent to 1 credit. You will find more information in the enclosed poster. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Hsu at


Founding Dean Shang-Jyh Liu and NYCU School Of Law professors went to the Intellectual Property Office of the Ministry of Economic Affairs to discuss Taiwan's intellectual property development and strategic plans. We have jointly dedicated efforts to the development of intellectual property and look forward to future cooperation and exchange in the field of intellectual property.

Everyone is welcome to register for the Sustaining And Strengthening American Democracy and Study Abroad in the United States Lecture. More information about the lecture can be found here:

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