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Asia Law Weekly: Takashi MARUTA

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Takashi MARUTA

Monday, October 29, 2018
12:15-1:50 pm
Furman Hall Room 318
245 Sullivan Street
New York, NY 10012

Professor Takashi Maruta, Professor Emeritus at Kwansei Gakuin University Law School, obtained his LL.M. Degree from the University of Michigan Law School by the Fulbright graduate student grant as well as Ph.D. from Kwansei Gakuin University and has been visiting scholar at Harvard Law School and Columbia Law School.  He has taught Japanese Law at Michigan Law School, the University of Hawaii School of Law and Sussex University Law Centre of Sussex, England.  He is known as a leading scholar of the jury systems and an advocate and pathfinder in institutionalizing civil participation in Japanese criminal procedure, Saiban-in Seido fourteen years ago. He is also a Bengoshi (attorney) practicing both criminal trials and civil disputes in Kobe, Japan.  His research interests include comparative legal system, civil and criminal jury system, and legal theory. He has struggled to discover what legal system can promote and realize a fair and democratic society and achieve fundamental human rights. He has published several books on the jury system and numerous amount of articles in Japanese and his most recent English book is: Japan and Civil Jury Trials: The Convergence of Forces (with Matthew Wilson and Hiroshi Fukurai; Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015).