Asia Law Weekly: Colin Jones

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Colin Jones
Professor, Doshisha Law School (Kyoto)
Visiting Professor, Duke Law School
Adjunct, Michigan State University


Monday, February 13, 2017
12:15 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Vanderbilt Hall, Room 208
40 Washington Square South, NY, NY 10012
R.S.V.P. is required.
Lunch will be served.

Colin P.A. Jones is a Professor at Doshisha Law School in Kyoto. He has also been a Visiting Professor at Duke Law School since 2015, and has taught as an adjunct for Michigan State University College of the Law since 2009. In the past he has also taught at Osaka University and University of Victoria, where he was a Japan Visiting Fellow at the Center for Asian Pacific Initiatives. He is also a Life Member of Clare Hall at the University of Cambridge, and has been a visiting fellow at the Asian Law Institute at National University of Singapore. He also remains active as a practitioner, working with global multinationals and technology start-ups and serving as a director for several corporations. He has also translated Japanese legal documents professionally since he was a student at Duke Law School, a role that saw him become involved in the US Supreme Court Case, Taniguchi v. Kan Pacific Saipan Ltd. (2012).

Having first gone to Japan to study in 1983, Professor Jones has spent much of his career as both a scholar and a lawyer in Japan and other parts of the Asia-Pacific region. His research is focused on comparative law, and he has published extensively on Japanese law in both English and Japanese. He has written four books in Japanese and writes "Law of the Land," a monthly column on Japanese law-related subjects in the Japan Times, the country's leading English daily newspaper. He is particularly well known for his work on Japanese family law and its impact on international divorce and child custody disputes. He has served as an expert witness in cross border family disputes in trials in Australia and US state and federal courts. He is qualified as a lawyer in New York, Guam and the Republic of Palau, and a certified mediator.

Please R.S.V.P. by Friday, February 10. Otherwise we cannot estimate the amount of food required. 

Colin P.A. Jones is a Professor at Doshisha Law School in Kyoto. He has
also been a Visiting Professor at Duke Law School since 2015, and has
taught as an adjunct for Michigan State University College of the Law
since 2009. In the past he has also taught at Osaka University and
University of Victoria, where he was a Japan Visiting Fellow at the
Center for Asian Pacific Initiatives. He is also a Life Member of Clare
Hall at the University of Cambridge, and has been a visiting fellow at
the Asian Law Institute at National University of Singapore. He also
remains active as a practitioner, working with global multinationals and
technology start-ups and serving as a director for several corporations.
He has also translated Japanese legal documents professionally since he
was a student at Duke Law School, a role that saw him become involved in
the US Supreme Court Case, Taniguchi v. Kan Pacific Saipan Ltd. (2012).

Having first gone to Japan to study in 1983, Professor Jones has spent
much of his career as both a scholar and a lawyer in Japan and other
parts of the Asia-Pacific region. His research is focused on comparative
law, and he has published extensively on Japanese law in both English
and Japanese. He has written four books in Japanese and writes "Law of
the Land," a monthly column on Japanese law-related subjects in the
Japan Times, the country's leading English daily newspaper. He is
particularly well known for his work on Japanese family law and its
impact on international divorce and child custody disputes. He has
served as an expert witness in cross border family disputes in trials in
Australia and US state and federal courts. He is qualified as a lawyer
in New York, Guam and the Republic of Palau, and a certified mediator.