Bill Gage Raley, J.D.


Juris Doctor, University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.A., 2011

Master of Liberal Arts, Government (Extension Studies), Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 2021

Master of Laws, International Economic & Business Law, Kyushu University Graduate School of Law, Fukuoka, Japan, 2012

Bachelor of Arts, Government, Georgetown University, Washington, District of Columbia, U.S.A., 2007

Academic Experience

Wenzhou-Kean University, Assistant Professor of Business Law, Fall 2021 to present

Hanyang University School of Law, Assistant Professor of Law, Spring 2015 to Fall 2019


Prof. Billy Gage Raley grew up near Dallas, Texas. While attending college at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., he interned at the White House and answered calls to the White House Comment Line. While attending the University of Virginia School of Law, he served as an editor of the Virginia Law Review. After graduating from UVA Law, he moved abroad to Japan to study business law at Kyushu University as a Monbukagakusho Scholar.

He practiced corporate law from 2012-2015 at American law firms in Vietnam and Myanmar. During that time, he served as the lead briefing attorney for Coca-Cola in successful negotiations with the Vietnamese government to scrap a proposed 10% tax on carbonated beverages. He also assisted in drafting the prospectus for the first IPO on Myanmar’s new Yangon Stock Exchange.

In March 2015, Prof. Raley joined the faculty at Hanyang University School of Law in Seoul, South Korea. At Hanyang, he taught Introduction to Anglo-American Law, American Contract Law, American Tort Law, and Legal Research & Writing. The law school student body voted to award him the “Best Lecturer Award” in 2017 and 2019.

In 2017, Prof. Raley enrolled part-time in Harvard University’s Master of Liberal Arts program, where he attended on-campus classes during Hanyang’s summer and winter breaks. He received a master’s degree in Spring 2021.

In late 2019, he joined newly-appointed U.S. District Court Judge Lee P. Rudofsky’s chambers as a law clerk. In this role, he researched legal issues, provided advice, and drafted judicial rulings for Judge Rudofsky.

After his clerkship term ended in August 2021, Prof. Raley joined the faculty at Wenzhou-Kean University.


Bill Gage Raley, How Conscientious Objectors Killed the Draft: The Collapse of the Selective Service during the Vietnam War, 68 Cleveland State Law Review 151. (2020)

Bill Gage Raley, Do Republican Presidential Candidates Benefit from High Birth Rates? Putting the “Fertility Gap” to the Test. Master’s thesis, Harvard University Division of Continuing Education. (2020)

Bill Gage Raley, The More Perfect Union: Monogamy and the Right to Marriage. Georgetown Journal of Gender & the Law, 19(3), Pp. 455-498. (2018)

Billy Gage Raley, Troy B. Felver, Implications of Vitz’s “Defective Father” Hypothesis for the Intergenerational Transmission of Religious Belief in South Asia, Man in India, 97 (23) : 811-819. (2017)

Billy Gage Raley, Polygamy In Family Court: A Resource For Judges Dealing With An Unfamiliar Family Structure. Juvenile and Family Court Journal, 68(4), 10.1111/jfcj.12100, (2017)

Billy Gage Raley, Safe at Home: Establishing a Fundamental Right to Homeschooling, Brigham Young University Education and Law Journal, 17: 59-98. (2017)

Billy Gage Raley, Endangered and Dangerous: How a Special Exemption from CITES Appendix I Classification Could Counterintuitively Protect Certain Reptile Species from Extinction, The Institute for Legal Studies, 33(4):153-173 (2016)

Billy Gage Raley, The Paternity Establishment Theory of Marriage and Its Ramifications for Same-Sex Marriage Constitutional Claims. Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law, 19(1), Pp. 133-168. (2011)

Billy Gage Raley, Yoder Revisited: Why the Landmark Amish Schooling Case Could—And Should—be Overturned, 97 Virginia Law Review 681. (2011)

Selected Presentations

“A History of the Right to Counsel in the Anglo-American Tradition,” private presentation for the Supreme Court of South Korea’s task force on legal aid reform (Seoul, South Korea, Nov. 27, 2018)

“The Citizen’s Dividend,” paper presentation at the 18th annual World Congress of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) (Tampere, Finland, Aug. 25, 2018)

“The Citizen’s Dividend,” paper presentation at the 10th quadrennial World Congress of the International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL) (Seoul, South Korea, June 21, 2018)

“Mock Presidential Debate,” played vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan in a presentation for Vietnamese college students, U.S. Consulate General (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Oct. 16, 2012)