Asian business law expert named distinguished professorUniversity of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Media Consultant, William S. Richardson School of Law
Professor Charles D. Booth, founder and director of the Institute of Asian-Pacific Business Law at the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, has been named the Michael J. Marks Business Law Professor. The internationally-renowned expert on Asian business law has expertise in cross-border transactions and insolvency as well as commercial law, particularly in the aftermath of the Asian financial crisis.
The distinguished professorship is for a three-year term, renewable for an additional two years. The law school consulted outside advisors in the selection process.
Booth publishes extensively and has co-authored more than 70 publications. He is often asked to deliver keynote addresses or speeches at conferences and gatherings on Asia-Pacific business law.
Booth earned his BA, summa cum laude, from Yale University in 1981 and his JD, cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1984. He spent three years at the international law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton in New York before coming to the UH law school in 1986. His impressive range of teaching experience took him to the University of Hong Kong from 1989 to 2005, before rejoining the UH law school in 2006.
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