Prof Wei Dan, associate dean of the University of Macau (UM) Faculty of Law, has been elected titular member of the International Academy of Comparative Law (IACL). In 2018, she became the first Chinese scholar to be elected executive committee member and vice president of the academy.
Established in the Hague, the Netherlands, in 1924, the IACL is the oldest and most influential international academic association in the field of comparative law. Every four years, the organisation holds an event known as the ‘Olympics for Comparative Lawyers’. Composed exclusively of highly qualified scholars all over the world working in the field of comparative law, the IACL aims to promote research, publications, and international cooperation in comparative law. In addition to outstanding academic contributions to the field of comparative law, those who wish to become titular members of the IACL must obtain votes from a minimum of two thirds of the academy’s current titular members.
Prof Wei Dan’s titular membership of the IACL demonstrates the international impact of FLL’s research in comparative law and international recognition of Macao’s scholars. Prof Wei received her bachelor’s degree from Peking University’s Law School and her master’s and PhD degrees in law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra, Portugal. She is currently the only Chinese who holds a PhD degree in law in the Portuguese Language.
Source: Faculty of Law
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