After previous stays at the University of Tokyo (Todai) Faculty of Law as research fellow in the early 1980s and as visiting professor on two occasions in the 1990s, Daniel Foote moved from the University of Washington School of Law to Todai in the summer of 2000, to assume the chair in Sociology of Law. In doing so, he became the second foreign professor, and first non-Asian, on the Todai law faculty since the University's early years. Over the past twelve and a half years Prof. Foote has been heavily involved in legal education reforms and other aspects of justice system reform; and he has served on numerous government and professional committees. He will offer his reflections on what it's like to be the first Westerner on the Todai law faculty in the modern era.
Daniel H. Foote is Professor of Law at the University of Tokyo. Prior to moving to the University of Tokyo in 2000, he taught at the University of Washington School of Law for twelve years. He has written widely on numerous aspects of Japanese and comparative law, with major research interests including criminal justice, the judiciary, the legal profession, legal education, dispute resolution, and labor and employment law. His publications include Law in Japan: A Turning Point (UW Press), 『裁判と社会』[The Courts and Society] and 『名もない顔もない司法』[Nameless Faceless Justice] (both published by NTT Shuppan). In addition to this Jackson School lecture, Foote will be giving two lectures at the School of Law in March. Check here in February for more information on dates and times: http://www.law.washington.edu/Asianlaw/
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