William Roth is a Lecturer in the International LL.B. Program in Business Law at the Faculty of Law, Thammasat University. A native of Los Angeles, California, Mr. Roth has been a Deputy Public Defender and a Deputy District Attorney for the County of Los Angeles, where he was involved in over 100 jury trials. For eleven years he was a law professor in the United States, specializing in Evidence. From 1997 to 2002 Mr. Roth was a Lecturer in the Department of English at the Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Arts, joined the Chula Faculty of Law in 2002 as Assistant Director of its LL.M. (Business Law) Program, and from 2005 to 2009 was Academic Counselor to the Chula Graduate School’s Interdisciplinary Department of European Studies. He returned to the Faculty of Law in October 2009 to resume the position of Assistant Director in the LL.M. (Business Law) Program, and was its Deputy Director from July 2012 until joining Thammasat University on January 1, 2016. He is a member of the State Bar of California.
- Juris Doctor (J.D.), University of California, Los Angeles
- Bachelor of Arts (Political Science), University of California, Santa Barbara
- RSA / Cambridge Certificate in TEFL to Adults (CTEFLA), English International, San Francisco, CA (1996)
- Legal Education and Teaching Methods
- Law of the Sea
- International Boundaries
- The American Legal System
- Environmental Issues
- Five op-ed articles on the Temple of Preah Vihear dispute, published in the Bangkok Post July 2008 – November 2013 (Also article entitled “Time for a Different Kind of Discussion” about the need to discuss critical social issues [Oct. 6, 2009]
- Promoting Human Rights in Asia and Europe: The Role of Regional Integration (co-editor) (Germany: Nomos, 2009)
- Student Evaluation of Law Teaching: Observations, Resource Materials, and a Proposed Questionnaire (Book published by the Association of American Law Schools, 1983); Summarized in 17 Akron L. Rev. 609 (1984)
- Understanding Admissibility of Prior Bad Acts: A Diagrammatic Approach, 9 Pepperdine L. Rev. 297 (1982)
- General vs. Specific Intent: A Time for Terminological Understanding in California, 7 Pepperdine L. Rev. 67 (1979)
- The State of Mind Exception to the Hearsay Rule: A Diagrammatic Approach, 157 Cal.Rptr. Adv. Sh. No. 6 (Sept. 21, 1979)
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