J.D. (1979) University of Chicago
B.A. (1976) Emory
Professor Linnan joined USC School of Law faculty 1987 after serving as a Research Fellow at Max Planck Institute in West Germany (1979-81) and as an Associate Attorney with O'Melveny & Myers in L.A. (1981-87). A specialist in Asian Law, he has focused much of his recent research and service on Indonesia where he has been a Senior Scholar with the Fulbright Southeast Asia Regional Research Program, in cooperation with the University of Indonesia, working out of Jakarta Stock Exchange on capital markets regulation (12/94-1/95, 11/96-1/97); Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies and Faculty of Law, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. Visiting Research Fellow at the Indonesia Project, Department of Economics and the Faculty of Law (1/95-6/95); and Program Director and Principal Investigator under the USAID Cooperation Agreement establishing the Law and Finance Institutional Partnership (LFIP), Jakarta, Indonesia (2000 to date).
Professor Linnan teaches courses in Comparative Law, Corporate Finance, Corporations, International Economic Law, International Law. A frequent user of instructional technology, he has taught numerous courses linking students at USC with scholars and students overseas via videoconferencing, most recently organizing a course on Asian and Comparative Law course taught synchronously at three institutions (USC, U. of Washington, U. of Wisconsin) while serving as a visiting Professor of Asian Law at the University of Washington in Seattle (2004). Professor Linnan has published a number of publications and papers dealing with Asian Law, the Law of Armed Conflict, and Distance Education/Instructional technology. He also holds an appointment as an associated faculty member at the University of South Carolina School of the Environment (8/97 to date).
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