American legal scholar
According to Wikipedia,
Mark D. West is an American legal scholar, currently serving as the 17th dean of the University of Michigan Law School since January 2013. He is widely published on the subject of Japanese law and the Japanese legal system, and is regarded as a leading American authority in these areas. From 2003 to 2008, West served as director of the University of Michigan Center for Japanese Studies. West's five-year tenure as director was the longest of any director since the center's founding in 1947. He has been the associate dean for academic affairs at Michigan Law since 2008.
Mark D. West is affiliated with the following schools: