Andy Y. Sun is the Executive Director of the
Asia Pacific Legal Institute (APLI), a nonprofit organization dedicated
to the comparative legal studies between the U.S. and East Asian
region. The Institute serves as a forum for research
and discussions; it also combines resources and talents from many
universities, law firms, and public sector to sponsor education
programs and conferences.
For spring 2000, Mr. Sun will be a Visiting
Associate Professor to the Institute of Technology and Innovation
Management of the National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan,
teaching intellectual property law and technology transfer related
courses. From 1994 to 1998, Mr. Sun was the Earle H. and Suzanne
Harbison Professorial Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law and
Associate Director of Dean Dinwoodey Center for Intellectual Property
Studies of the George Washington University Law School.
In this capacity, he was in charge of, among other things,
the management of Asia/China related programs at the Center.
Through the cooperation agreements between
the APLI and Peking University, Shanghai University, East China
University of Politics and Law, Southwest University of Political
Science and Law and other leading legal institutions in China, Taiwan,
Hong Kong and the United States, the APLI is devoted to the comparative
studies of intellectual property and international trade law.
A major element of the APLI program is the policy dialogue
among leading professionals and scholars in the United States, China
(including Taiwan and Hong Kong) and other Asian countries interested
in the subject.
Professor Sun has published a number of articles
on issues related to international intellectual property law and
trade. He has also lectured on the subjects in the United States,
Asia and Europe. A highlight of some of the agencies and organizations
that he has spoken to include the World Bank Group, Special Library
Association, World Affairs Council, the International Law Association,
Hong Kong Productivity Council, the Industrial Technology Research
Institute of Taiwan, Peking University of China and the Chinese
Southwest University of Political Science and Law.
From 1990 to 1993, Professor Sun served as
a counsel at the U.S. Department of Education on law enforcement-related
works. Previously he served as Deputy Director for Communications
Outreach at the Republican National Committee and Executive Director
of the Chinese American Society, respectively. As a part of the
latter capacity, he was involved extensively in the research work
on international and comparative law related to Sino-American relationship,
including intellectual property laws.
Born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1959, Mr. Sun is an attorney by profession.
He holds a degree of Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from National
Chengchi University in Taiwan, Master of Comparative Laws (M.C.L.)
from the George Washington University and Juris Doctor (J.D.) from
University of Maryland.
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