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This summer, Professor Xuan-Thau Nguyen visited Vietnam National University, a highly selective institution in Saigon, where she lectured on various topics regarding intellectual property. She also delivered a speech at the Inaugural Ceremony for the VNU University of Economics and Law in Saigon. Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhat and Minister of Education Nguyen Minh Hien were among the speakers at the event. In addition, she met with Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Dien, Vice President of VNU-UEL to discuss collaborations between VNU and the SMU Dedman School of Law and provided legal expertise to officials at Vietnam Intellectual Property Research Institute.

Last year, Professor Nguyen developed an intellectual property law curriculum for VNU as a Fulbright Scholar. The Fulbright Foundation selected her this year to serve on the Law Discipline Peer Reviewer Committee, which reviews all applications for Fulbright Scholars in Law.

Professor Nguyen was born in Vietnam and raised in the United States. She received her B.A. from Oberlin College and her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law and joined the SMU faculty in 2003, where she focuses her teaching and scholarship on Intellectual Property and the relationship among intellectual property law, commercial law, and taxation.