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International Symposium - "The Task of Legal Experts in the Public Sector and Administrative Law/Administrative Law Jurisprudence"

2017-2-18 (Sat) 10:00 - 19:20

When we view the Japanese public sector from the perspective of the administrative process, we can classify legal experts into two categories: those who are engaged in institutional design (legislation) and those who are engaged in implementation of laws and review of official decisions. In Japan, it is assumed that the elite bureaucrats of national ministries are in charge of the institutional design and the officers of the local government apply laws, enforce rules, and review the complaints against official decisions.

The conference will focus on the legal experts in two categories and attempt an international comparison, historical analysis, and examination of the national and local tasks. The conference tries to throw the lights on the career of legal experts working in the public sector and the division of labor and coordination between those who are qualified to practice and those who are not. Through the presentation and exchange of ideas, the conference will discuss how administrative law and administrative law jurisprudence are influenced by the different breed of legal experts in the jurisdictions compared.

Topic: "The Task of Legal Experts in the Public Sector and Administrative Law/Administrative Law Jurisprudence" 

Date and Time: Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 10:00 ~ 19:20

Venue: Sigma Hall, 1F, Engineering Science International Hall, Toyonaka Campus, Osaka University

Language: Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation

Program:

10:00 - Opening

Session 1 - Law-making in the public sector and legal experts

10:10 ~ 11:50

(1) Prof. Jan Ziekow, German Research Institute for Public Administration, Germany 

"Jurists in the Public Sector: Roles and Effects of the Law Making Process in Government Agencies - Experiences in the EU, Particularly Germany" 

(2) Prof. Gavin Drewry, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK 

"Jurists in the Central Government of the UK - Experts as the Axis of the Bureaucratic Culture of Generalists" 

(3) Mr. Masahiro Sakata, Ex-President of Cabinet Legislation Bureau, Japan

"Japan's Law Making Process"

(4) Mr. Tetsuro Kurata, Mayor of Minoh City, Japan

"The Law Making Process and Jurists in Local Governments of Japan"

11:50 ~ 12:20 - Discussion

Lunch - 12:30 ~ 14:00

Session 2 - Engagement of legal experts in the public sector and university education

14:00 ~ 15:00

(5) Prof. Yoshihiro Misaka (Osaka University) 

"'School of Law' in Modern Japan and Administrative Official Appointment/National Bar Examination"

(6) Prof. Miki Orito (Fukuoka University)

"Jurists and University Education the German Public Sector"

(7) Assoc. Prof. Takakazu Tanaka (Himeji Dokkyo University)

"Civil Servant Employment/Legal Training and University Education in the UK"

(8) Prof. Yutaka Takenaka (Osaka University) 

"Law Education and Civil Servant Training in Russia"

15:00 ~ 15:25 - Discussion

15:25 ~ 15:40 - Coffee Break

Session 3 - Implementation and enforcement of law and legal experts

15:40 ~ 16:55

(9) Mr. Ryoji Aoyama, Legal Section of Kyoto City, Japan

"Application/Course of Laws and Jurists in Government Ordinance Cities"

(10) Mr. Hiroaki Matsuura, Legal Section of Toyonaka City, Japan

"About Legal Knowledge Required of Toyonaka City Employees"

(11) Prof. Kazunobu Minamigawa (Okayama University)

"The Role of Jurists in Local Governments of Japan"

(12) Prof. Kazuo Kitamura (Ritsumeikan University) 

"Jurists in Local Governments of France"

(13) Prof. Akio Takahashi (Osaka University)

"Application/Course of Laws and Jurists in the German Public Sector"

16:55 ~ 17:20 - Discussion

Session 4 - Administrative review in the public sector and legal experts 

17:25 ~ 18:10

(14) Prof. Eisei Sato (Tohoku Gakuin University)

"Appeals and Jurists in Local Governments of Japan"

(15) Prof. Kiyoko Onchi (Kobe Gakuin University)

"Appeals and Jurists at the State Level in Germany"

(16) Prof. Akihiro Saiki (Doshisha University) 

"The Administrative Appeal System in the USA - The Role of Administrative Law Judges"

18:10 ~ 18:25 - Discussion

18:25 ~ 19:15 - Summary Discussion

19:20 - Closing 

Date: 2017-2-18 (Sat) 10:00 - 19:20
Organizer: Kaken Office, Public Sector Course, Graduate School of Law and Politics, Osaka University
Venue: Sigma Hall, 1F, Engineering Science International Hall, Toyonaka Campus, Osaka University
Registration: Registration by email is required for this symposium.

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