Professor Karl Okamoto capped a tour of Chinese universities on Oct. 20, when he visited Renmin University in Beijing.
The director of the law school’s Business and Entrepreneurship Program and a pioneering educator in transactional law, Okamoto gave a presentation on “Using Simulation to Teach Transactional Skills.” The event was sponsored by the Renmin University School of Law and Teaching Development Center.
On Oct. 17, Okamoto and law school Finance Director Zhiying Feng met with faculty and students at Nankai University School of Law in Tianjin, China. There, Okamoto gave a presentation on “Becoming a Great Business Lawyer.”
On Oct. 12, spoke about “Competencies of the Business Lawyer” during a talk at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
And on Oct. 11, Okamoto spoke with faculty at the School of Transnational Law at Peking University in Shenzen about “Innovation in Transactional Skills Pedagogy.”
Okamoto created the first LawMeet, which was in 2010 the first competition that put law students’ deal-making skills to the test. The competition has grown into a national phenomenon in which students from scores of law schools take part in seven regional meets culminating in a national LawMeet in New York City.