Haley conference to draw scholars from around the world

The School of Law will bring together top comparative law scholars from around the world for “Law in Japan: A Celebration of the Works of John Owen Haley” Friday and Saturday, May 9 and 10, in the Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom of Anheuser-Busch Hall.

“John Haley is this nation’s leading Japanese legal scholar and a major figure in international and comparative law both here and abroad,” said Kent Syverud, J.D., dean and the Ethan A.H. Shepley University Professor. “His colleagues around the world are eager to gather to recognize his contributions to the field.”

Haley, WUSTL’s Wiley B. Rutledge Professor of Law, joined the law school in 2000 and served for three years as director of the Whitney R. Harris Institute for Global Legal Studies. He has taught and lectured internationally, including on several occasions in Japan and Germany.

Haley is the author of nine books and monographs and numerous articles on Japanese and East Asian Law.

His scholarly works span issues ranging from international trade policy and comparative law to Japanese land-use law, Japanese and East Asian business transactions and Japanese law and contemporary society. His recent books include “The Spirit of Japanese Law” and “Antitrust in Germany and Japan: The First Fifty Years, 1947-1998,” the first comparative study of German and Japanese antitrust law in English.

This conference is free and open to the public and will feature sessions such as:

• Restrictions on Political Activity by Judges in Japan and the United States: The Cases of Judge Teranashi and Justice Sanders;

• IP Education and Training in Japan;

• John Haley and the Growth of Japanese Law as a Scholarly Field in the United States;

• The Role of Lawyers, Corporate Governance and State Power in Japan — Has Legal Reform Resulted in Real Change?;

• Bull-Dog Sauce for the Japanese Soul? Courts, Corporations and Communities — A Note about Haley’s View of Japanese Law;

• Reforming Knowledge: A Critique of the Japanese Legal Profession Reforms;

• Why Study Japanese Law?; and

• Liberalization and Litigation: Evidence from Japan.

For a full list of speakers and topics as well as additional conference information, visit law.wustl.edu/higls/index.asp?ID=1732.