Asian Studies alum Jonathan Keillor will begin pursuing his JD/LLM at Duke Law School in the summer of 2009. He will be specializing in International and Comparative Law, with a strong focus on the East Asian region. The program combines study of US legal systems and principles with an advanced international curriculum. Graduates of the program have worked for international organizations, like the UN and International Criminal Court, as well as for many large, multinational law firms. Jonathan hopes to work towards improved dialogue and cooperation in US-China relations in both the public and private spheres, saying “Arguably the most important bilateral relationship we have, US-China cooperation is critical to solving challenges in matters military, economic, and environmental. Advancing that dialogue requires a new generation of Americans with the professional and cultural background to engage the Chinese in an appropriate manner; a task I hope to contribute to during my career.” Jonathan welcomes students to contact him via email.