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Dr. Seagull Haiyan Song (宋海燕)

Dr.  Seagull Haiyan Song  (宋海燕)

Associate Professor of Law at Loyola Law School
Dr. Seagull Haiyan Song is a visiting Associate Professor of Law at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and a renowned legal expert in the field of US-China intellectual property law. Dr. Song is also Guest Professor at Beijing University School of Transnational Law and China Renmin University Intellectual Property Academy.
Before joining the academic world in 2012, Dr. Song is a former Senior Counsel with Disney, overseeing the company’s intellectual property division in the Asia Pacific region, former consultant with Arnold & Porter LLP, and also former partner with King and Wood PRC Lawyers, heading the intellectual property practice of the firm’s Shanghai Office. Dr. Song has practiced intellectual property law in mainland China, Hong Kong and the United States for almost twenty years. She had been acclaimed as the “Asia Law Leading Lawyer” in the field of intellectual property law for five consecutive years since 2006.  Dr. Song is an Asia 21 Fellow, Board Director and Executive Committee member of Asia Society Southern California Center. Dr. Song also sits on the Advisory Board of China Intellectual Property Law Committee and the Editorial Board of the Journal of Copyright Society of the U.S.
Dr. Song has published numerous books and articles in the field of US-China intellectual property law. Her recent books include: Selected Chinese Patent Cases, co-translator and editor (Wolters Kluwer, 2014), Entertainment Law (The Commercial Press, 2014), New Challenges of Chinese Copyright Law (Kluwer Law International, 2011), etc.  Dr. Song is also one of the five participating U.S. experts in the 2013 US-China IP Dialogue White Paper, co-released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and China Renmin University.  
Dr. Song received her first LL.M (Master Degree of Law) from Hong Kong University, her second LL.M and J.S.D (Doctorate of the Science of Law) from University of California, Berkeley School of Law.  She is admitted to the Bar of People’s Republic of China and the California Bar of the United States.