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    Former College of Law Student Featured in BusinessWeek

    Carlos Moncayo, a former exchange student who earned a Certificate in Dispute Resolution at Willamette University College of Law, was recently chosen by BusinessWeek readers as the best young entrepreneur in Asia.

    Moncayo, 28, is co-founder and CEO of ASIAM, a Shanghai-based offshore-manufacturing management company specializing in the garment industry. His company "provides a competitive edge to private clothing brands in Latin America, which compete with big corporations in their respective local markets," according to the BusinessWeek article.

    Moncayo's connection to Asia began after he enrolled in a summer program in China directed by Willamette law Professor James A.R. Nafziger. Moncayo grew up in Ecuador and studied law at Willamette in 2003-04 before participating in the law school's study abroad program in China.

    "I did not know anyone in China, nor did I know a single word of Mandarin," Moncayo said in the article. "I had $400 in my pocket and tons of energy and big dreams."

    The summer program helped him find internships with foreign law firms, where he handled cases for midsize companies involved in manufacturing or trading disputes. Those experiences eventually led him to found ASIAM.

    Read more about Moncayo on BusinessWeek's website. For more about Willamette University College of law, visit www.willamette.edu/wucl.