Anna Han

Anna M. Han

Associate Professor of Law

Professor Anna Han specializes in the areas of Chinese law, corporate law, startup businesses and technology licensing. She is well-published, writing primarily on topics relating to the developing legal system of the People’s Republic of China and is the co-author of the casebook “Doing Business in China,” published by West. Professor Han served as Santa Clara Law’s Interim Dean from July 2019- July 2021.

She has also served as the Program Director of Santa Clara University School of Law’s summer programs in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Geneva/Strasbourg, Istanbul, The Hague, and Oxford. She was the Director for the Center for Global Law and Policy for two years. She frequently serves as an expert on issues relating to corporate governance and Chinese law.

Prior to joining the Santa Clara University School of Law faculty in 1991, Professor Han worked as an associate at Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe and, subsequently, as an associate and then partner at McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen (now Morgan Lewis). She has also served as Counsel to the international firm of White and Case, based in Palo Alto.  


J.D., UC Law, San Francisco, formerly Hastings College of the Law, 1981

B.A., cum laude, University of California, Berkeley, 1978

Areas of Specialization

China Trade and Investment Law, Business Organizations, Legal Issues of Start Up Businesses, Technology Licensing

Affiliations and Honors

  • Treasurer, Executive Committee, International Law Section of the State Bar, (1995-96)
  • Secretary, Executive Committee, International Law Section of the State Bar, (1994-95)
  • Chair, China Law Committee, San Francisco Bar Association