Charles Wang

Professor of Practice & Director of China Law Program

Charles Wang is a Professor of Practice and the Director of China Law Programs at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. He served as a judge and chief judge in China’s court system, most recently serving as Deputy 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 and arbitration. Wang was also a founding partner at ATRUST International Law Firm where his practice focused on cross-border dispute resolution. In addition to his extensive judiciary experience, Wang also advised several leading global private equity funds doing business and investment in China.

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 has lived in Tucson since 2015 with his wife, daughter and son. He enjoys photography and playing badminton.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • J.D. James E. Rogers College of Law
    2017
  • LL.M. University of Baltimore School of Law
    2015
  • LL.M. Shandong University School of Law, Shandong, China
    2006
  • LL.M. Dalian Maritime University, Liaoning, China
    2004
  • LL.B. Shandong University of Political Science and Law, Shandong, China
    2001

Admitted to Practice

  • District of Columbia

Work Experience

  • Professor of Practice and Director of China Law Program
    James E. Rogers College of Law
    2016 - present
  • 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