Associate Professor of LawPhone: (410) 706-3591
Professor Kevin Tu teaches and writes in the areas of commercial law, business law, banking and financial institution regulation, and technology. Professor Tu currently focuses his research on the regulation of new and emerging payment systems. His recent scholarship has appeared in the George Washington Law Review, Washington Law Review, Alabama Law Review and the Kansas Law Review, among other journals.
Professor Tu brings extensive practical experience as a transactional attorney to the classroom. From 2006 until 2011, he practiced law at the Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, an international law firm, where he represented business and financial institutional clients in a wide range of business transactions and regulatory compliance matters. Professor Tu's practice focused on: (1) representing issuers of consumer payment devices such as private label credit cards and stored value, (2) advising clients on the design of online and mobile commerce platforms and payment processing functions, (3) structuring, negotiating and documenting complex single-bank and multi-bank secured and unsecured credit transactions; (4) representing companies in domestic and international merger and acquisition transactions with particular emphasis in the telecommunications and wireless industry; and (5) advising clients on physical and electronic distribution strategies, supply chain and manufacturing arrangements, and the development and implementation of vendor finance programs.
Prior to joining the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in 2016, Professor Tu taught business and commercial law courses at the University of New Mexico School of Law, University of Oregon School of Law and the University of Washington School of Law.
Perfecting Bitcoin, 52 Georgia Law Review 505 (2018).
Socially Conscious Corporations and Shareholder Profit, 84 George Washington Law Review 121 (2016).
Rethinking Virtual Currency Regulation in the Bitcoin Age, 90 Washington Law Review 271 (2015) (with Michael W. Meredith).
Regulating the New Cashless World, 65 Alabama Law Review 77 (2013).
Counterfeit Fashion: The Interplay Between Copyright and Trademark Law in Original Fashion Designs and Designer Knockoffs, 18 Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal 419 (2010).
The Rise of State-Specific Attempts to Decipher the Sufficiency-of-a-Debtor-Name Standard under Revised Article 9 and the End of Uniformity in Secured Transactions, 59 University of Kansas Law Review 85 (2010).
Extreme Policy Makeover: Re-evaluating Current U.S.-Vietnam Relations under the International Religious Freedom Act, 14 Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal 771 (2005).