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College of Law Faculty and Staff

Matthew J. Wilson

Associate Dean for Student Affairs
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)

Phone (307) 766-6416
Office 106 College of Law

Office Hours:
By appointment.

Having joined the University of Wyoming College of Law faculty in 2009, Professor Matthew J. Wilson currently serves as a professor of law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.  Professor Wilson specializes in international business law, intellectual property law, commercial litigation,international dispute resolution,  comparative law, and Japanese law.  He has an extensive legal, business, and academic experience in the United States, Asia (particularly Japan and South Korea), and the Pacific.  Professor Wilson has been designated as a distinguish international scholar by Kyung Hee University Law School, and has taught international negotiations at Kyung Hee University on several occasions.  Professor Wilson’s publications include articles and book chapters in both English and Japanese.  

From 2003-2009, Professor Wilson served as an associate professor of law for Temple University Beasley School of Law. During this period, he was based in Japan where he taught E-commerce law, international business transactions, international dispute resolution, Japanese law, international law, and civil procedure. Professor Wilson also concurrently served as Senior Associate Dean and General Counsel of Temple University's 3,000 student campus in Tokyo, Japan. In these capacities, Professor Wilson oversaw academic, administrative, and legal matters related to all undergraduate, graduate, professional, and non-degree programs. 

In teaching University of Wyoming students, Professor Wilson draws upon 25 years of international experience in legal, business, and educational matters in the United States, Japan, the Philippines, and the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Before joining Temple University, Professor 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, Professor 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.

Professor Wilson speaks frequently in the United States and Asia on transnational and domestic U.S. legal matters, and 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 at over 125 U.S. law schools. From 2004-2009, Professor Wilson also served as an active advisor to the Japan Federation of Bar Associations (Nichibenren) regarding proposed judicial reforms and the implementation of jury trials in Japan.

Civil Pretrial, Electronic Commerce, Intellectual Property Law, International Business Transactions, International Dispute Resolution, International Negotiations, Japanese Law, Torts I and Torts II

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