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East Asian Law Department

An introduction to the East Asian Law Department of the Gallagher Law Library at University of Washington School of Law

History

The Library's Asian law collections had their beginnings in the 1930's with gifts of Chinese and Japanese legal materials, including a substantial donation of books by the Japanese Ministry of Justice. Though the focus for many years was on Japanese law, the Library now actively collects legal publications of China, South Korea, and Taiwan, as well as Japan.

For more on the history of Asian Law Studies at the University of Washington School of Law, see: