Japanese Law Distinguished Lecture Series

All lectures are held in Case Lounge (JGH 7F) from 6:30-8:00 pm, including a reception.


  • January 13:  Mark West, Univ. of Michigan, "Reputation, Information and Scandal in Japan and America"
  • January 27:  Zenichi Shishido, SeikeiUniversity; HarvardLawSchool (visiting), "The Turnaround of 1997"
  • February 24:  Tetsuo Kabe, Japanese Embassy, Washington, "US-Japan Regulatory Interaction: A Case Study of Sarbanes-Oxley and Its Implications"
  • March 3 or 10 (TBD):  Justice Itsuo Sonobe, formerly, Supreme Court of Japan "The Role of the Judiciary in Japanese Society"
  • March 24:  Dr. Harald Baum, Max Planck Institute "Japanese Legal Studies in Europe"
  • April 7:  Anthony Zaloom, Mori Hamada Matsumoto "The Rise of the Large Law Firm in Japan and its Prospects for the Future"


This lecture series is generously supported by the law firms Anderson Mori, and Mitsui Yasuda Wani & Maeda.