Inaugural Fulbright Specialists arrive to teach first class of JSW Law students

JSW Law greeted its first-ever Fulbright specialists, Professors Mark Wojcik and David Austin, during the third week of the school’s Orientation and Bridging Course.

2017 Fulbright Specialist, Mark Wojcik

Both professors will teach legal skills and law-school study skills during the Orientation and Bridging Course.  In addition, Professor Mark will assist in the preparation of the intellectual infrastructure for the law school’s Research Centre and inaugural conference.  Professor David will also co-teach the compulsory first-year course, “Legal Composition and Rhetoric.”

Professor Mark is a professor of law at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago (USA).  He teaches international law, lawyering skills, torts, and other subjects.  He also holds adjunct appointments at several other law schools around the world.  Professor David is a legal writing professor at California Western School of Law in San Diego (USA).  He practiced law for several years before entering academia, and has a special interest in asylum law and public interest work.

“One guiding principle of the law school is that we must draw upon leading national and international scholars and teachers to provide our students with the best legal education possible,” said Sangay Dorjee, Dean of JSW Law.  “We are pleased to engage with the Fulbright Program for this purpose, and even more pleased that Mark and David were able to join us for the historic first year of the law school.”

The two professors are at JSW Law under the Fulbright Specialist Program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State.