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Professor Kidane is an Associate Professor of Law at the Seattle University School of Law. He teaches and writes in the areas of international arbitration and litigation, international and comparative law, and immigration law and clinic. Professor Kidane has published a comprehensive book on dispute settlement in China-Africa economic relations focusing on investment and commercial arbitration. His new book on Diverse Cultures in the New World of International Arbitration is expected to be released by Oxford University Press in 2014. He has also coauthored two more books and published numerous law review articles.
Before joining the Seattle University Law School in 2008, Professor Kidane taught at Penn State Dickinson School of Law for three years. Prior to joining the Penn State Dickinson School of Law, Professor Kidane practiced law in Washington D.C. with the Law firm of Piper Rudnick (now DLA-Piper), and later Hunton & Williams. His practice focused on international arbitration and litigation. He continues to consult in these areas with law firms.
Professor Kidane currently teaches International Arbitration and Litigation, and Immigration Law and Clinic.