Harvard Law School Appoints Pitt Law Professor Pat Chew as Visiting Professor

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Harvard Law School Appoints Pitt Law Professor as Visiting Professor
Professor Pat K. Chew to serve as visiting faculty for spring 2018

Pat K. Chew

PITTSBURGH-University of Pittsburgh School of Law Professor Pat K. Chew has been appointed as a Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School for the spring 2018 semester. She will teach a course on Employment Law and Employment Arbitration, and a seminar on The Reasonableness Standard: Practice v. Theory.

Chew is the Judge J. Quint Salmon & Anne Salmon Chaired Professor at Pitt Law, and a University Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award recipient. She has taught at the University of Texas, University of Augsburg, and the University of California-Hastings. Her numerous presentations, both in the U.S. and abroad, are most recently on interdisciplinary and empirical approaches to judicial and arbitral decision-making, discriminatory harassment, and the role of culture and race in legal disputes.

She has written dozens of articles in both general interest and specialized law journals, including in Washington University Law Review, William and Mary Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review, Harvard Negotiation Law Review, Ohio State Journal of Dispute Resolution, Stanford Journal of Civil Rights, Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, Berkeley Journal of Employment Law, and the Journal of Legal Education. She also has authored numerous books, treatises, and casebooks in dispute resolution, business laws, and culture and conflict. They include International Conflict Resolution: Consensual ADR Processes (coauthored) and The Conflict and Culture Reader. Chew is the inaugural recipient of the Keith Aoki Excellence in Asian American Jurisprudence Award.

Formerly on the Executive Committee of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS), Chew is also a member of the American Law Institute. She has served on many committees and spoken at numerous programs for the AALS, the Law School Admissions Council, and the American Bar Association (ABA). She served as the Chair of the AALS Section on Women in Legal Education, a Council member of the General Practice Division of the ABA, and an early co-organizer of Asian-American law faculty conferences.

Prior to teaching, she practiced corporate and international law with Baker & McKenzie in Chicago and in San Francisco. Chew received a J.D. and a Masters in Educational Psychology degree from the University of Texas and an undergraduate degree in psychology from Stanford University. 

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