UH Law School Professor Receives Fulbright Award

University of Hawaiʻi
Bryan Cheplic, 956-5516
Public Relations Specialist
Carol Mon Lee, 956-8636
Associate Dean
Posted: Nov 5, 2001

The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board recently awarded a Distinguished Lectureship in Law to Professor Alison W. Conner of the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa. Recipients of this grant are considered extraordinary leaders in their fields and have demonstrated outstanding dedication to academic and professional achievement.

Professor Conner previously served as a Fulbright scholar at the University of Nanjing's Department of Law during the 1983-84 academic year. "It is a great honor to have Professor Conner selected as a Fulbright Scholar again." said Laence Foster, Dean of the Law School. "She is one of only four law Fulbright Scholars awarded nationwide to travel and teach in China this year."

During the 1999-2000 academic year, Professor Conner served as a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington D.C. and was also awarded a Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation senior scholar grant. Professor Conner has been with the Richardson School of Law since January of 1995 and was named Outstanding Professor of Law for the 2000-2001 academic year. She currently teaches courses on Chinese and Asian Law as well as Corporations. She earned her doctorate in Chinese and South East Asian history at Cornell University and her law degree at Harvard Law School, where she specialized in Asian and comparative law.

In the spring of 2002, Professor Conner will be traveling to Peking University (Beida), one of the top law schools in China. She will be teaching a course in Business Organizations and another course in Legal Process taught jointly with a Peking University professor.