UH Manoa School of Law professor receives Fulbright scholarship

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Mar 29, 2006

HONOLULU — Danielle Conway-Jones, professor of law and director of the Hawaiʻi Procurement Institute at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa‘s William S. Richardson School of Law has been awarded the 2006-2007 Fulbright Senior Scholar Award to lecture and conduct research at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia.

Conway-Jones will teach U.S. Intellectual Property Law in the Graduate Law Program at La Trobe. In addition, she will conduct research on the recognition and protection of indigenous peoples‘ traditional knowledge, genetic resources, and cultural heritage for the purpose of comparison to regimes in the United States and in the state of Hawaiʻi.

Conway-Jones was the 2003 Outstanding Professor of Law at the School of Law and a recipient of a 2004 Regents‘ Medal for Excellence in Teaching. She is also a United States Army Reserve Officer assigned as a professor of law at the Judge Advocate General‘s Legal Center & School on the campus of the University of Virginia. Conway-Jones is one of approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad to some 140 countries for the 2006-2007 academic year through the Fulbright Scholar Program. Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the program‘s purpose is to build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries.

Conway-Jones joins four of her colleagues as Fulbright Award recipients. Professor Alison Conner was a 2004 Distinguished Fulbright Professor of Law at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, and a 1983-1984 Fulbright Professor of Law at Nanjing University in Nanjing, China. Professor Ronald Brown was a 2005-2006 Distinguished Fulbright Professor of Law at Peking University and at Tsinghua University, both in Beijing, China. Professor Denise Antolini was a 2003-2004 Distinguished Fulbright Chair in Environmental Studies at the Polytechnic Institute in Turin, Italy. Professor Williamson Chang was a 1989 Senior Scholar researching Indigenous Rights and Mining Companies at the University of Western Australia at Perth. It is a distinct achievement for the School of Law that five of its 20 faculty members have been selected as Fulbright Scholars.

The Fulbright Program, America‘s flagship international educational exchange activity, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Over its 60 years of existence, thousands of U.S. faculty and professionals have studied, taught or done research abroad, and thousands of their counterparts from other countries have engaged in similar activities in the United States. They are among more than 250,000 American and foreign university students, K-12 teachers, and university faculty and professionals who have participated in one of the several Fulbright exchange programs.

Recipients of Fulbright Scholar awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement and because they have demonstrated extraordinary leadership potential in their fields. Among thousands of prominent Fulbright Scholar alumni are Milton Friedman, Nobel Prize-winning economist; Alan Leshner, CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); Rita Dove, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet; and Craig Barrett, CEO of Intel Corporation.

For more information about the Fulbright Scholar Program, contact the Council for International Exchange of Scholars at www.cies.org .

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