Profesor Won Kidane wins Fulbright Scholar Award to study, teach in Ethiopia

April 04, 2014

Professor Won Kidane, who is fast becoming one of the most well-known and prolific scholars in the areas of international arbitration and litigation has earned a prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award.

He will spend the 2014-15 academic year in Ethiopia, his home country, where he will conduct research and teach international investment, commercial arbitration, and clinical education at one of Ethiopia's law schools. 

"Clinical legal education is new to that country, so Won will be a trailblazer, helping to set up clinics and sharing his clinical experience with faculty and administrators," Dean Annette E. Clark said.

Won KidaneKidane has published four books, including "Global Issues in Immigration Law" (co-author) and "Litigating War: Mass Civil Injury and the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission," (co-author). He also published a comprehensive book on dispute settlement in China-Africa economic relations focusing on investment and commercial arbitration. His new book on "Diverse Cultures in the New World of International Arbitration" is expected to be released by Oxford University Press this year.

Before joining the Seattle University Law School in 2008, Professor Kidane taught at Penn State Dickinson School of Law for three years. He practiced law in Washington D.C., focusing on international arbitration and litigation.

"I'm profoundly honored by the Fulbright Board's decision to grant me this prestigious award," Kidane said. "I look forward to sharing my experience in my county of origin, and to sharing the experience I will get there with Seattle University School of Law."