Washington International Law Journal


In 1962, Dan Henderson left a successful practice in Tokyo to join the University of Washington Law School faculty. His appointment culminated a major effort by the Law School to establish a comparative law program, with the primary focus on East Asia, supported by two substantial grants from the Ford Foundation. Three decades later, the program Dan Henderson organized and directed had become an internationally recognized center for instruction and research for the comparative study of East Asian law. Its graduates—Dan Henderson's former students—include nearly half of the academic lawyers who have themselves followed in his footsteps to teach East Asian law in law schools throughout the English-speaking world, in addition to well over two hundred East Asian legal scholars, lawyers, judges, procurators, and in-house counsel who work today in nearly every country in the Pacific Rim.

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