SJD Program

The Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) is the most advanced law degree at American University Washington College of Law. The program brings together aspiring legal academics and other top legal professionals from around the world who wish to research and write a dissertation of publishable quality under the instruction of faculty members who are recognized experts and leading practitioners in their fields.

 

Dr. Yi Yuan (William) Su

SJD Program Graduate

 

Dr. Yi-Yuan Su successfully earned his S.J.D. from American University Washington College of Law in the Summer of 2009. His dissertation was titled “Potential Development of a Southeast Asia Regional Economic Integration Organization as a Strategy for Expanding Regional Cooperation under the Global Climate Change Regime.” His fields of study and professional expertise include: International Environmental Law, International Law, Climate Change Law and Policy, Sustainable Development Policies, International Trade Law, and interning with the Climate Institute in 2005. Dr. Su is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Taiwanese.

Degrees & Universities

S.J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 2009.
LL.M, American University Washington College of Law, 2005.
M.B.A., Tamkang University School of International Study, Taipei, Taiwan, 2002.
LL.B., Soochow University School of Law, Taipei, Taiwan, 1995.

Academic Honors and Achievements

Essay Award 2002, Cross-Straits Common Market Foundation, 2002

Publications

  1. The Effect of The Kyoto Protocol on Taiwan, Volume VI, Issue 2, Journal of Sustainable Development Policy & Law, Washington College of Law, American University, U.S.A., Winter 2006. (anonymous reviewed.)
  2. The Rule of NGOs in Clean Development Mechanism Transaction, Volume 3, Number 3, Taiwan Journal of Law and Technology Policy, Bioethic & Law Center, Institute of Law for Science and Technology, National Tsin-Hua University, Taiwan, September 2006. (anonymous reviewed.)
  3. Ownership Reform and Efficiency of Banks in China, working paper, Special Issue of Review of Development Economics, Asia Pacific Economic Association, Beijing, June 2006. (anonymous reviewed.)
  4. The Legal Analysis of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Litigations, working paper, Soochow Law Review, Taiwan, Fall 2007. (anonymous reviewed.)
  5. Global Environment Facility-The Participation Opportunities and Limitations of Taiwan, working paper, Fall 2007.

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