Professor Friedland is Director of the Asian Legal Studies Institute, leads DePaulís Constitutional and Comparative Law Program in China, and Directs the Master of Laws in International Business, Commercial and Trade Law program. He specializes in the areas of international business and taxation, and is a well-known expert on partnerships, limited liability companies, and international joint ventures. Professor Friedland has been quite active in the Fulbright International Exchange program, serving as a Fulbright Scholar at Beijing Foreign Studies University in 1998, Masaryk University in the Czech Republic in 2005, and Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration in 2006. Friedland has served as President of the Chicago Fulbright Association and as a member of the Fulbright Advisory Board to the International Visitorsí Center of Chicago. In 2001, Friedland was designated the Katherine A. Ryan Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Institute for World Legal Problems (of St. Maryís University), in Innsbruck, Austria, where he had the opportunity to work with an outstanding faculty that included Supreme Court Justices William Rehnquist and Sandra Day OíConner. He has been a visiting professor of law at the University of Illinois, Brigham Young University and Shandong University in Jinan, China . Professor Friedlandís recent publications include Understanding International Business and Financial Transactions (Lexis Publishing, 2nd Edition 2005), Understanding Taxation of Partnerships and LLCs (2nd Edition, Lexis Publishing, 2002) and Tax Planning for Partners, Partnerships and LLCs (2 Volumes) (Matthew Bender, 1998).
BA, New York University; M.A., New York University; JD, Brooklyn Law School; LL.M., Georgetown University