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Fall 2018: A Voyage Around the World

Fall 2018

A Voyage Around the World
Global Studies Instructional Coordinator

Julie Wang

Julie was blessed with the opportunity to practice international law for almost 20 years and through the process she has come to learn how transnational lawsuits take place. If you think it is all about money, you aren’t completely mistaken, but the core meaning of these cases is about justice in the world of trade, and the outcome has a profound impact on the shaping of the future. In the years to come Julie vows to fight on without succumbing to the dark forces of this industry.

Julie was born and raised in Taiwan (not Thailand) through college. After graduating, she worked at a unique Chinese language institute that was operated by a group of universities in the U.S. and attracted graduate students and professionals who were planning careers in East Asian studies. Julie found the interaction with the multinational students extremely stimulating. Many years later she even married one of those students, and it is because of him that she is on this ship.

After two years teaching Chinese, Julie came to the U.S. to continue her legal education at American University in Washington D.C., a central hub for international trade law. It was there that she gained her first experience working in a law firm.

On returning to Taiwan, Julie worked as an in-house counsel for several technology companies, including Acer, BenQ, Air Liquide, and was head of the legal team at Arima, which is the manufacturer of cell phones for Motorola, LG, and Sony.

Julie looks forward to the exciting voyage ahead.