Professor Francis SL Wang is one of the founding Governors and presently serves as the President and Chairman of the Board of Governors of the International Association of Law Schools.  He is the Executive Director of The Wang Family Foundation.  Professor Wang is the Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law at the Kenneth Wang School of Law, Soochow University, Suzhou, China, where he serves as the Honorary Chair of the University’s Board of Regents. 

Professor Wang has taught for many years at the University of California at Berkeley in its Department of Rhetoric and the Law School’s School of Jurisprudence and Social Policy.  He is a Visiting Professor of Law and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the University of Pacific – McGeorge School of Law, where he also serves on its International Advisory Board.  He is the co-founder and Senior Counsel of the War Crimes Studies Center at U.C. Berkeley, now part of the WSD Handa Center at Stanford University and the East-West Center in Hawaii.  He is one of the founders of the Advisory Council to the Human Rights Resource Center, a university-based research institute headquartered in Jakarta, Indonesia, with supporting centers at universities throughout the ASEAN countries. 

Professor Wang is a member of the Scholastic Council and holds an Honorary Doctorate in Law from the Far Eastern Federal University of Russia.  He is a member of the Board of Advisors of the C.V. Starr East Asia Library at the U.C. Berkeley and co-chairs the Chinese Jurisprudence Commission.  He is presently a member of the Visiting Committee and Law School Advisory Council at Cornell Law School.  He has served on numerous professional, business, and non-profit boards.  He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. An Honorary Bencher of the Honorable Society of King’s Inns. He serves on the Board of International Law Students Association.


Memberships and Professional Organizations


  • English and Chinese

Reported Cases

  • Banco do Brasil vs. Latian Inc.
  • New York Chinese TV Programs, Inc. vs. U.E. Enterprises Inc. et al.
  • Computer Associates v. Altai

Selected Publications

  • 'Taiwan Copyright Protection for Foreign Works,' IP Asia, 1991
  • 'Intellectual Property Developments in Taiwan and China,' The Journal of Proprietary Rights, 1991
  • 'Taiwan's New Copyright Law,' ABA International Lawyer
  • 'Taming the Tigers,' National Law Journal, 1993

Selected Lectures and Appearances

Academic Courses Taught