NCTU Law was established in the year 2000, first known as Institute of Technology Law(ITL). Due to the rapid growth of the IT industry in Taiwan, our founder, Professor Shang-Jyh Liu, sensed the increasing need of IP professionals and decided to provide a better educational environment for those who seek to learn IP law.
Since the establishment of ITL, our institute has gradually become the nation’s center for intellectual property and technology laws. It has become a tradition that the annual “National Technology Law Conference” be held here at NCTU. Every year, hundreds of scholars and legal professionals, as well as business managers and government officials gather at NCTU to discuss a wide range of topics from intellectual property laws to business strategies.
Though relatively young, our law school is one of the most sought-after resources by both the public and private sectors in Taiwan. Over 50% of the founding judges in the Taiwan Intellectual Property Court are our alumni, and around 90% of IP professionals working at the nearby Hsinchu Science Park are trained by our law school. The excellence and reputation of our law school have achieved in the past decade is unsurpassed by any other institutes across the nation. In 2019, NCTU Law was ranked 100-150 in the world in the subject of law and the 2nd best law school in Taiwan by the QS World University Rankings. Although NCTU Law was built on the solid and profound researches on intellectual property rights, in the past decade, NCTU Law goes beyond IP research and has remarkable achievements in many other fields. The expertise of our current faculty members includes:
- Intellectual Property Rights and Knowledge Venture
- Business Law and White-Collar Crime
- Gender Equality, Labor Rights and Social Justice
- Biotech and Health Law
- Transnational Law and International Negotiation
- Information and Communication Law