Morse Tan

Morse Tan, JD
Conference Speaker

Morse Tan, JDThe youngest full Professor at Northern Illinois University College of Law, Professor Morse Tan has worked on five U.S. Supreme Court pro vita. He has taught bioethics and constitutional law courses at a number of law schools, medical schools, and graduate schools. He was a Visiting Scholar and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Texas Law School. He has practiced healthcare law in a large law firm, as well as solo practitioner arenas.

Professor Tan has served on the CMDA Ethics Committee, the Board of Advocates International, and as an Honor Corps Attorney for Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). Media contributions have included United Press International (UPI), WGN+, the National Law Journal, Radio Free Asia, a Danish newspaper, and Semana (a major Latin American news magazine). He has published law review articles, such as in Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine. Public speaking has taken him to Cornell Law School, the U.S. State Department, the University of Wisconsin Law School, and John Hopkins University. As the leading American law professor regarding North Korea, he is the author of North Korea, International Law and the Dual Crises (Routledge). An emerging leader with the Chicago Council of Global Affairs, and a Supreme Court Fellowship Finalist, he received his BA and MA from Wheaton College (IL), before attaining the JD from Northwestern University School of Law. He is the husband of Dr. Sarah Tan and the dad of four children.

Updated September 2017