王健先生(1914~2007),1938年毕业于东吴大学法学院,同年获得中国律师资格。1938年至1945年期间,他在上海一家知名律师事务所执业。1945年第二次世界大战结束后,王健先生被选任为上海上诉法庭法官,成为当时著名的在上海进行的审判日本战犯和汉奸军事法庭的五名主审法官之一。1941至1950年期间,王健先生担任当时中国三所名校(东吴大学、震旦大学和光华大学)的法学教授,其间赴美深造。

1947年,在获得美国哈佛大学法学院奖学金和法学硕士学位后,王健先生回国继续从事律师职业并在东吴大学法学院授课。1949年任震旦女子大学校长。

1952年,王健教授应邀担任纽约圣约翰大学法学院教授,于1984年退休。王健教授在圣约翰大学不仅教授国际法,还执教美国法律基础课程,包括合同法和公司法等。此外,王健教授还是密歇根大学法学院的法学访问教授,并曾应美国前总统约翰逊(Lyndon Johnson)之邀,作为特别代表出席“国际法和国际合作”白宫会议。在从事法学教育和律师职业外,王健教授还多年担任美国仲裁协会的仲裁员。

从圣约翰大学法学院退休后,王健教授成为“王和王律师事务所”的资深合伙人,这是一家专门从事跨国法律事务的律师事务所,客户遍布美国、中国、中国台湾、拉丁美洲和亚洲其他国家。

王健教授1984年被授予圣约翰大学校长勋章,1987年成为该校荣誉法学博士,1992年获得圣约翰大学荣誉勋章。

自1938年获得中国律师资格开始,王健先生还于1958年获得纽约律师资格,1986年获得台湾地区律师资格。2000年,王健教授被授予苏州大学荣誉教授的称号。

王健教授(先生)于纽约时间2007年12月14日凌晨因病去世,享年93岁。


Professor Kenneth Wang (Mr. Wang) was born in China in 1914. 1Ic (He)graduated from Soochow University Law School in 1938 and was admitted to the bar(became a lawyer) in China the same year. He began practicing law as a member of (worked at)one of the leading law firms in Shanghai from 1938 to 1945 .When the Second World War ended, he was appointed as a Justice(judge) of the Court of Appeals of Shanghai, and concurrently, one of five renowned judges of the Military Tribunal for trial of Japanese War criminals and Chinese war time collaborationists. During the period from 1941 to 1950, he served as a professor of law at three China's leading educational institutions-Soochow University, Aurora University and Kwang-Hua University. In 1947, he was awarded a fellowship by Harvard University Law School where he obtained a law degree .Then he returned to China where he continued his law practice and teaching at Soochow University Law School. In 1949, he became the president of Aurora College for Women. 

In 1952, Mr. Wang was invited to join the faculty at St. John's University Law School in New York where he taught till his retirement in 1984. At St. John's, Professor Wang taught not only international law, but also basic American law courses-contracts and corporations. Professor Wang also served as a visiting professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School, as well as a special delegate invited by former U.S. President Lyndon Johnson to the White House Conference on International Law and International Cooperation. In addition to his teaching and law practice, he served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association for many years. 

After his retirement from St. John's University Law School, Mr. Wang became the senior partner of the law firm which was named Wang & Wang, a law firm specializing in transnational legal matters, whose clients were in the U.S., China, Taiwan and other countries in Latin America and Asia.

Mr. Wang was honored by St. John's University, first with a President's Medal in 1984, then with an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws in 1987, and finally the University's Medal of Honor in 1992.

Mr. Wang became a lawyer in China in 1938, then he became a lawyer in New York in 1958, and at last he became a lawyer in Taiwan in 1986.  In 2000, he was awarded the title of Honorary Professor of Law by Soochow University in Suzhou.

Mr. Wang died of illness in New York on December 14, 2007 before dawn, at the age of 93.