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Professor Sung-Yueh Peng (彭松嶽) will discuss digital governance initiatives against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Professor Tze-Tien Hsu will talk about allocating health care resources in deficiency during the COVID-19.

Professor Chun-Ying Wu (吳俊穎, Associate Dean, College of Medicine, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University) will provide an analysis of Coronavirus-related global data about mortality rate. Topics will include numbers of detection, vaccination rate, and lockdown index.

Professor Tsung-Ling Lee (李崇菱) will discuss technocracy and multiple publics in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prof. Shao-Man Lee (李韶曼), Prof. Jiun-Yi Tsai (蔡君宜) and Prof. Chih-Ming Liang (梁志鳴) will talk about risk communication during COVID-19 pandemic. Topics will focus on COVID-19 press conferences in Taiwan, including subject models and content analysis.

This Student-Faculty Forum will focus discussion on campus democracy in the face of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Mark will discuss designing and implementing an effective learning environment. Topics will include technology necessary (cameras, microphones), online learning tools (Canvas, Moodle), and other tools of the trade.

Jimmy Chia-Shin Hsu will discuss resistance and disobedience under democracy and rule of law. Topics will focus on a reflection of a criminal judgment of Supreme Court from a legal philosophy perspective.

Professor Jen-Shou Hsu (許仁碩) from Hokkaido University Graduate School of Law, will give a talk on the topic  "Construct an Effective Police Supervisory System: Comparison among Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Japan."

Jakob Huang (黃朝琮律師) from Chen & Lin Attorneys-at-Law will discuss the topic "Provisional Injunction in Commercial Cases and Constructing Directors’ Liability Law."

Speaker: Hiroko Ito (Academic Research Fellow, Graduate School of Law, Nagoya University, Japan)

Moderator: Thomas Chen (Director, NYCU School of Law)

Panelist: Robert Leflar (Visiting Professor, NYCU School of Law)


In this lecture, we will discuss the role that companies are expected to play in the governance of Artificial Intelligence under the proposed EU AI Regulation. This Regulation, if passed, will be the first significant binding legal instrument regulating the development and use of artificial intelligence in the world, and will shape the development of the governance of AI not only in the European Union but across the globe.

The proposed Regulation will impose a wide range of obligations on providers of AI systems to ensure that the systems they place on the market are safe and respect the fundamental rights of persons. These providers will mostly be business companies, in both Europe and elsewhere. This lecture will explain the proposed Regulation and examine in particular the obligations, which the Regulation would impose on such companies engaged in the development and deployment of AI.

※This event will be in English

Speaker: Dr. Jevgenija Vienažindytė, Attorney at law, Lecturer at Vilnius University Faculty of Law
Topic: The European Union Falsified Medicines Directive (2011/62/EU): General framework

Speaker: Koray Parmaksiz, Researcher, Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM), Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Topic: What Makes a National Pharmaceutical Track and Trace System Succeed? Lessons From Turkey

※This event will be in English

Speaker: Anna Bryła, Poland
Topic: Impact of ESG regulations on business in the EU

Speaker: Adam Kościelniak, Poland
Topic: Renewable energy landscape in Europe


This event will be in English.

Hiroshi MIYASHITA is Professor at Chuo University.  Prior to this, he was chief in the Office of Personal Information Protection in the Cabinet Office, and assisted Taiwan's government in drafting the Personal Data Protection Act. His research areas include constitution law, information privacy, Common Law, GDPR, etc. In this lecture, we will discuss the latest Personal Data Protection Act and restrictions on data transfer in Japan under the GDPR adequacy decision.
Naoko AKIMOTO was assistant professor of NYCU School of Law, and worked in the predecessor of Anderson Mori & Tomotsune Law Firm, a large law firm in Japan. She served as Manager of the Department of Research Integrity and Legal Affairs, Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED). Her research areas include medical law, pharmaceutical law, information privacy .

This event will be in English

Lecture: EU Digital Law and Synthetic Data.
About: The goal of this lecture is threefold:
1) to give a short introduction to EU digital law,
2) to explain how synthetic data (that is, fake data generated by machine learning methods that mimic the statistical properties of an original/real dataset) hold the promise to circumvent data protection and copyright limitations, and
(3) to show how thinking about these uses of synthetic data can illustrate certain tensions within the EU Digital Strategy.
The lecture partially builds on:
Katja de Vries (2022) ‘A Researcher’s Guide for Using Personal Data and Non-Personal Data Surrogates: Synthetic Data and Data of Deceased People’ in: ‘Law, AI and Digitalisation’ (Eds. Katja De Vries, Mattias Dahlberg), Iustus, Uppsala.
In this chapter Katja de Vries examines synthetic data as a ‘possible surrogate for personal data, which allow researchers to escape from the scope of the GDPR.’


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.

Congratulations to NYCU Law student Jing-Jie Chen on being awarded a scholarship by the Ministry of Education for overseas study. His research area is in Geriatric Medicine and Long-Term Care.

Shan-Pei Su, recent graduate at NYCU Law, presented research on Green Jobs and the Role of Labor Unions in Taiwan's Just Transition at the 2023 Asian Law Schools Association Annual Conference held at Sunway University, Malaysia.

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.

The thesis by graduate Yun-Ru Chen, titled "A Study on Patent Prosecution of AI-related Inventions: Focusing on the Issues of Disclosure Requirements," supervised by Professor Chih-Hsiung Chen & Feng-Chi Chen, won the "2023 Intellectual Property Rights Dissertation Scholarship" of the Asia Pacific Intellectual Property Association.

The graduate thesis by Wen-Chi Chang, NYCU School of Law alumni, titled "A Study on Legislation of Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence Prohibiting Forced Labor: Focusing on EU Proposal for a Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence,” supervised by Associate Professor Yu-fan Chiu and Bonny Ling, won the 2023 International Law Thesis Award.

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.


Media report:

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 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.

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