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Matthew J. Wilson
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Associate Professor of Law
B.A., University of Utah (1995), Political Science
B.A., University of Utah (1995), Asian Studies, minor in Japanese
J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law (1999)
Having joined the University of Wyoming College of Law in 2009, Matthew J. Wilson currently serves as Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Associate Professor of Law. In guiding and teaching University of Wyoming students, Dean Wilson draws upon over 20 years of international experience in legal, business, and educational matters in the United States, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, and the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
From 2003-2009, Dean Wilson served as Senior Associate Dean and General Counsel of Temple University's 3,000 student campus in Tokyo, Japan. In these capacities, Dean Wilson oversaw academic, administrative, and legal matters related to all undergraduate, graduate, professional, and non-degree programs. During this period, Dean Wilson also currently served as an associate professor of law for Temple University Beasley School of Law. While based in Japan, he taught E-commerce law, international business transactions, international dispute resolution, Japanese law, international law, and civil procedure. Before joining Temple University, Dean Wilson practiced law at Akerman Senterfitt P.A., a major Florida-based law firm, and as former general counsel for a telecommunications/Internet firm. As legal counsel to domestic and multinational corporations, Dean Wilson's legal activities have encompassed complex commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation and transactions, cyberspace law, employment law, as well as general corporate matters. He also has extensive business experience working in Japan with a large electronics manufacturer, hydrological and meteorological instruments maker, and a multinational medical devices company.
Dean Wilson speaks frequently in the United States and Asia on transnational and domestic legal matters. He has appeared on primetime network television in Asia as a legal expert on several occasions. He has also guest lectured about the practice of international law approximately 300 times at over 120 U.S. law schools. From 2004-2009, Dean Wilson also served as an active advisor to the Japan Federation of Bar Associations (Nichibenren) regarding the implementation of jury trials in Japan. Dean Wilson also received an appointment as a Distinguished International Scholar from Kyung Hee University Law School in Seoul, Korea during its 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years.
Civil Pretrial, Electronic Commerce, Intellectual Property Law, International Business Transactions, International Dispute Resolution, International Negotiations, Japanese Law, Torts I and Torts II