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John Ohnesorge

A native of Minneapolis, Professor Ohnesorge received his B.A. degree from St. Olaf College (1985), his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School (1989), and his S.J.D. from Harvard Law School (2002). Along the way he has spent several years in East Asia, first as a teacher and law student in Shanghai in the 1980s, and then as a lawyer in private practice in Seoul in the 1990s. During the course of his S.J.D. studies, Professor Ohnesorge spent the 1997-98 academic year as a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute in Heidelberg, Germany, on a fellowship from Harvard's Center for European Studies. In 2000 he served as a lecturer at Harvard Law School, co-teaching the Pacific Legal Community seminar with Professor William P. Alford. From 2000 to 2001 he clerked for Federal District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel (D. Mass).

At the UW Law School Professor Ohnesorge teaches Business Organizations, Administrative Law, Chinese Law, and Law and Modernization, and also serves as Vice Director of the East Asian Legal Studies Center, and Co-Chair of the Wisconsin China Initiative.

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