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Teri Hong-Phuc Nguyen

Visiting Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills

 Sullivan Hall 422


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  • B.A., Philosophy, Public Policy, University of California, Los Angeles
  • MPA, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington
  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law


Teri Hong-Phuc Nguyen is a Visiting Professor teaching Legal Writing, Skills & Values.

Professor Nguyen graduated from University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, California in 2009. After graduation, she served as a Judicial Fellow with the complex civil litigation department at the Alameda Superior Court before starting at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe as an intellectual property attorney in Silicon Valley. Professor Nguyen then joined McDermott, Will & Emery's Intellectual Property practice with a team of attorneys where she continued litigating complex, high-tech and high-stakes intellectual property and commercial litigation, including patent infringement, trade secrets misappropriation, copyright, and trademark cases in state and federal courts. Professor Nguyen continued her IP practice as a Partner at Polsinelli, where she also litigated Hatch-Waxman cases involving pharmaceuticals. She focused much of her practice on valuating intellectual property and evaluating damages and expert methodology. For over 10 years, Professor Nguyen coached law students competing in national moot court/appellate advocacy competitions. She has written articles and law review journals.

More recently, Professor Nguyen moved to Seattle with her family to explore interests in public policy, including a Masters in Public Administration at the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance. She serves on the Alumni Board of Governors for U.C. Hastings College of the Law and the board of the National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys.