Timothy Webster - Professor of Law


B.A., Yale University
M.A., Yale University
J.D., Cornell Law School
LL.M., Cornell Law School


Tim Webster teaches International and Comparative Law at Western New England University. He began his academic career as a Lecturer at Yale Law School, and Senior Fellow at Yale’s China Center. He then joined Case Western Reserve, where he was Professor of Transnational Law, Director of Asian Legal Studies, and Co-Founder of the Joint Program in International Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution. He has been a Visiting Professor at National Taiwan University (Taipei, ROC), University of Paris—Dauphine, Southwest University of Political Science and Law (Chongqing, PRC), and IÉSEG School of Management (Paris).  In 2023, WNEU students honored him with the Catherine J. Jones Professor of the Year Award. 

Webster has published dozens of articles about the intersections of international law and the domestic legal systems of East Asia in fields such as human rights, international trade, foreign investment, and transnational litigation. His latest work examines East Asia’s current World War II reparations movement from legal, political, and sociological lenses, appearing in Harvard International Law Journal, Stanford Journal of International Law, and Virginia Journal of International Law. He has presented his research in French, Japanese, and Mandarin to over 150 conferences, symposia, and workshops in 25 jurisdictions in the Americas, Asia, Australia, and Europe. He has testified before Congress, and written for local, national, and international media.

He is a member of the U.S.-Japan Network for the Future (Mansfield Foundation), and the Public Intellectuals Program (National Committee on U.S.-China Relations)—the only lawyer selected for both groups.  Previously, he practiced international dispute resolution in Tokyo and New York, and clerked for a federal judge in Boston. 

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Scholarly Works


Courses Taught

International Business Transactions
International Human Rights Law
IP Survey
Comparative Law
Comparative Equality Law
Conflict of Laws
Public International Law