October 1, 2018 at 11:45 pm

Akron Law Professor, Former Dean to Discuss IP Law, Law School Admissions, Oct. 2

Professor Matthew Wilson, portrait

Professor Matthew Wilson

The Center for Law, Justice & Culture and Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity host Matthew J. Wilson, Professor of Law at the University of Akron School of Law on Tuesday, Oct. 2, in two sessions.

Wilson, who also served as President of the University of Akron from 2016-18, speaks at 5 p.m. in Bentley 120, in a session dedicated to intellectual property law where he will explain the field of intellectual property law, career opportunities available to those interested in pursuing a career in IP law, and about his experience in the field.

At 7 p.m. in Bentley 240, Wilson talks addresses “Law Schools Admissions: What Happens Behind the Scenes,” examining a variety of topics related to law school and the law school admissions process.

Both sessions are open to the public, and students from any major are invited to attend.

Wilson has been with the University of Akron since 2014. He has 25 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. He specializes in international business law, intellectual property law, commercial litigation, international dispute resolution, comparative law, and Japanese law. His publications include articles and books in both English and Japanese regarding jury trials, trial advocacy, cross-border litigation, and comparative law among other things.

In 2009, Wilson joined the University of Wyoming College of Law, where he served as Professor of Law, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Dean of Student Affairs. From 2011 to 2014, he concurrently served as an international scholar at Kyung Hee University Law School. In this capacity, he developed a collaborative relationship with the University and taught international negotiations each summer at its campus in Seoul, South Korea.

Wilson is a graduate of the University of Utah with a B.S. in Political Science and a B.A. in Asian Studies and holds a J.D from Temple University School of Law.

For more information about Wilson’s visit, contact CLJC Pre-Law Specialist Larry Hayman at

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