Law’s Timothy Webster wins for excellence in teaching in comparative law

Timothy WebsterThe Younger Comparativists Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law has awarded Timothy Webster, assistant professor of law, the Richard H. Buxbaum Prize for Teaching in Comparative Law. Created in 2014 to honor Professor Richard M. Buxbaum, the Jackson H. Ralston Professor of International Law Emeritus at U.C. Berkeley, the award recognizes a tenure-track faculty member at a North American law school who shows “excellence in designing new courses, mentoring students, advancing the field of comparative law and teaching classes on either private or public law.”

Webster teaches Chinese law, international business transactions, international human rights and property law.

In a joint statement, Co-Deans Jessica Berg and Michael Scharf said, “Professor Webster—who is fluent in Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, and French—has a rare gift and passion for comparative law. We are extremely pleased that the American Society of Comparative Law has recognized his accomplishments with this prestigious honor.”