Friday August 11, 2006

UD Professor Heads to Supreme Court

Terence J. Lau, assistant professor of business law in the School of Business Administration at the University of Dayton, has been selected as the 2006-2007 Supreme Court Fellow assigned to the Supreme Court of the United States. His fellowship begins in the fall.

As the fellow at the Supreme Court, Lau will research and provide background information for speeches and reports, brief visiting dignitaries, prepare analytical reports, and oversee the Judicial Internship Program.

Each year fellows work with top officials in the judicial branch of government. Fellows are involved in various projects examining the federal judicial process and seeking, proposing and implementing solutions to problems in the administration of justice.

Lau has been a professor at UD since 2002. Before that, he served as the director of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Governmental Affairs for Ford Asia Pacific Operations in Bangkok, Thailand, for two years. He represented Ford's government affairs with company affiliates, industry organizations, and the governments of 10 countries affiliated with ASEAN. Prior to his time in Bangkok, he worked for two years as an attorney for the Ford Motor Company in the International Practice Group in Michigan. Lau has published several articles and is a reviewer for the American Business Law Journal.

Lau is a member of the American Bar Association, the National Asia Pacific American Bar Association and the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. He earned a B.A. in political science from Wright State University in 1995 and a J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law in 1998.

The Supreme Court Fellows Program was created in 1973 by the late Chief Justice Warren E. Burger to provide promising individuals with a first-hand understanding of the federal government, in particular the judicial branch. The fellows are selected by a nine-member commission, which is appointed by the Chief Justice of the United States.

For more information, contact Linda Robertson at (937) 229-3257.