Kara Phillips

Librarian

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Biography

Ms. Phillips has worked as a librarian for the Washington State Attorney General's Office, Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, Gallagher Law Library East Asian Law Department and Lane Powell Spears Lubersky. Recipient of a Blakemore Fellowship, she studied Mandarin Chinese at the Stanford Center in Taipei, Taiwan. Ms. Phillips was a visiting scholar at the Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Law in spring 2007. She is a member of the executive board of the Chinese-American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries: http://cafllnet.org/. She joined the faculty in 1997.

Articles

A Tragedy of the Commons: Property Rights Issues in Shanghai Historic Residences, 28 Penn State International Law Review 137 (2009) (with Amy L. Sommers).

The P.R.C.'s Negotiable Instruments Law: An Instrument for Facilitating Private Economic Activity or Monetary Control?, 20 Hous. J. Int'l L. 317 (1998) (with Amy L. Sommers).

Assessing the Tax Administration Law of the People's Republic of China, 18 Loy. L.A. Int'l & Comp. L.J. 339 (1996) (with Amy L. Sommers).

Books

REAL PROPERTY LAW IN CHINA: A GUIDE TO FOREIGN INVESTMENT (American Bar Association Section of International Law 2011) (with Amy Sommers).

Contact

Seattle University School of Law
Location: SLLH-307B
Phone: (206) 398.4093
E-mail: phillips@seattleu.edu

Education

  • B.A., magna cum laude, University of Washington, 1987
  • J.D. with Honors, University of Washington, 1991
  • M.L.S., University of Washington, 1992
  • M.A.I.S. (China Studies), University of Washington, 1992