Frank K. Upham

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  • Wilf Family Professor of Property Law, New York University School of Law

Frank K. Upham is the Wilf Family Professor of Property Law, New York University School of Law.  He will teach a seminar on “Property Rights in Economic and Social Development,” which will analyze the impact upon property rights and entitlements when societies undergo rapid change for political, economic, or technological reasons.  Professor Upham holds an A.B. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.  He has taught at Ohio State, Harvard, and Boston College law schools and in the Department of Western Languages at Tunghai University in Taichung, Taiwan. He was also a Japan Foundation fellow, a visiting scholar at Doshisha University, and research fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science at Sophia University, and a visiting professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing.  His scholarship has focused primarily on Japan, and his book Law and Social Change in Postwar Japan received the Thomas J. Wilson Prize from Harvard University Press.