Charles Wang

Associate Vice President for China & East Asia Affairs; Professor of Practice

Charles Wang is Associate Vice President for China & East Asia Affairs at University of Arizona and Professor of Practice at James E. Rogers College of Law. In his capacity as AVP for China & East Asia Affairs and in support of UA’s strategic plan, he works with UA leaders, faculty, and researchers, overseas partner institutions and government entities to identify opportunities, navigate local legal and regulatory landscapes, establish and implement collaborations for strategic engagement in the region. At College of Law, he teaches both US law and Chinese law to both Chinese students and US students in various programs.

He served as a judge and chief judge in China’s court system for 15 years, most recently serving as Chief Judge at the Qingdao Maritime Court. Following his judicial career in China, he served as a Visiting Foreign Judge in the Baltimore County Circuit Court and the U.S. District Court for Maryland. Prior to his career at Arizona Law, Wang was an in-residence Judicial Fellow at the Federal Judicial Center where his research focused on transnational litigation. In addition to his extensive judiciary experience, Wang also advised several leading global private equity funds doing business and investment in China and practiced law in cross-border dispute resolution.

Professor Wang received his JD from University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law; He has an LLM in US law from University of Baltimore School of Law, an LLM in international economic law from Shandong University School of Law, and an LLM in shipping law from Dalian Maritime University.

Professor Wang’s research and teaching interests focus on cross-border litigation, international arbitration, and maritime law.

Curriculum Vitae

Admitted to Practice

  • District of Columbia

Work Experience

  • Associate Vice President for China & East Asia Affairs; Professor of Practice
    James E. Rogers College of Law
    March 2021 - present
  • Assistant Vice President for China & East Asia Affairs;  Professor of Practice
    James E. Rogers College of Law
    September 2019 – March 2020
  • Professor of Practice and Director of China Law Programs
    James E. Rogers College of Law
    2016 - 2019
  • Global Law Fellow
    James E. Rogers College of Law
    2016
  • Research Scholar In-Residence
    University of Baltimore School of Law
    2009 - 2014
  • Judicial Fellow In-Residence
    Federal Judicial Center, Research Division, Washington, D.C.
    2011 - 2012
  • Adjunct Professor
    Ocean University of China, Quingdao, China
    2010 - 2014
  • Visiting Foreign Judge
    Baltimore County Circuit Court, Baltimore, Maryland
    2010 - 2011
  • Visiting Foreign Judge
    U.S. District Court for Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland
    2009 - 2010
  • Deputy Chief Judge
    Qingdao Maritime Court, Commercial Division, Qingdao, China
    2006 - 2011
  • Chief Judge
    Qingdao Maritime Court, Yantai Division, Qingdao, China
    2001 - 2004
  • Judge
    Qingdao Maritime Court, Commercial Division, Qingdao, China
    1998 - 2001