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.
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 two-week U.S. Bar Exam training program has successfully concluded. In addition to reviewing the subjects covered in the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) organized by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE), participants have also gained a comprehensive understanding of the content for the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), Multistate Performance Test (MPT), and Multistate Essay Examination (MEE).
This training course extensively covered UBE subjects including U.S. contract law, tort law, civil procedure, trusts and estates, family law, and conflict of laws. To cater to topics less familiar to Taiwanese students, such as U.S. evidence law, criminal law, and criminal procedure, we specially invited Thomas Wang, Esq., a lawyer with years of experience in U.S. criminal litigation, to instruct the students. Additionally, in each class session, both instructors and students collaboratively designed practice questions for the MBE, MEE, and MPT exams, ensuring that students can effectively apply their knowledge when facing the UBE.
It's worth mentioning that the participants in this training course had a diverse composition. There were attendees with LL.M. and J.D. degrees from the U.S. looking to review UBE subjects through this course, local practicing lawyers in Taiwan aiming to familiarize themselves with the U.S. bar exam format, and American university students planning to apply for a U.S. J.D. program, seeking an initial exposure to American law through this course.
Within this environment, like-minded participants have formed a learning community with the aim of joining forces to tackle the challenges of the future U.S. bar exam.
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.
Master's student Wang Yu-Yun has been admitted to Columbia University, University of California, Berkeley, Georgetown University, Northwestern University, New York University, Cornell University, University of Michigan, University of California, Los Angeles, and University of Pennsylvania for a Master of Laws (LL.M.) program. She will be attending Columbia University. Additionally, she has been awarded a 2023-2024 Fulbright Master's and Doctoral Degree Scholarship as well as entrance scholarships from Columbia University and others.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: http://seminars.law.nycu.edu.tw/
A graduate of the NYCU School of Law, Yu-Mei Meng, was recently appointed as the Director of the Department of International and Cross-Strait Legal Affairs in the Ministry of Justice. Prior to this appointment, Director Meng was a prosecutor.
After three years of service at the NYCU School of Law, Professor Mark L. Shope has been promoted to Associate Professor in recognition of his outstanding academic achievements and performance. This promotion represents his talent in academic research and teaching, excellent performance in the academic community, as well as his contributions to the NYCY School of Law. Congratulations to Professor Mark L. Shope on his promotion to Associate Professor, and we look forward to seeing him achieve even greater accomplishments in his future career.
On April 15, 2023, Masako Wakui Professor from Kyoto University, and ARISA WAKABAYASHI Professor from Komazawa University in Japan visited the NYCU School of Law and served as forum speakers.
Dean Chen of the NYCU School of Law invited Professor Jin-Li Hu from the Institute of Business and Management, Associate Professor Hao-Yun Chen from the National Taipei University Department of Law, and Vice President Xin-Wu Lin of the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research to participate in this forum.
The forum shared perspective of Japan's Monopoly Prohibition Law and related legal systems to explore the enlightenment of the regulatory mechanism and implementation of the digital industry to Taiwan's Fair Trade Law.
NYCU School of Law professors and students communicated with the guests and scholars and discussed relevant legal issues in depth, which was very fruitful.
Dean Chen and Professors at the NYCU School of Law visited the Hsinchu Bar Association to discuss future cooperation. During the meeting, faculty at the School of Law discussed teaching philosophy and curriculum characteristics of the School of Law and exchanged ideas on future cooperation methods. This visit will help promote further cooperation between the School of Law and the Bar Association, and will provide students with richer learning resources and practical opportunities.
Dean Chen of the NYCU School of Law attended the first Symposium on Sustainable Competitiveness of the Semiconductor Industry held by Taiwan Net Carbon Association and Micron Technology, Inc. to share cross-domain perspectives, gather industry-government-academia consensus, and promote Taiwan towards Net Zero Sustainability.