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International SYMPOSIUM: Legal Professions in the Public Sectors -- Training and Function in Comparative Perspective

2012-12-8 (Sat) 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

For a lawyer or a person with knowledge and experience in jurisprudence to be active in the public sector, what kind of internships would be desirable? And then, now, in the position and role they occupy, how would things unfold in the future?

In this symposium, we'll compare and discuss research results regarding public sector legal professions in America, Germany, France, and Japan.

Please join us and take an active part in these discussions.


9:30 -- Doors open

Morning Session -- 10:00 ~ 12:00 noon -- Introductory Speeches

Topics of the speakers are noted below. (Please note: These are the topics -- not necessarily the titles of their talks.)

  • The situation in America -- Dr. Jeffrey Lubbers, American University, Washington College of Law
  • The situation in Germany -- Dr. Jan-Hendrik Dietrich, Universität Hamburg
  • The situation in France -- URANAKA Chikao, Associate Professor, Kyoto Sangyo University
  • The situation in Japan -- MIYAGAWA Shigeo, Professor, Waseda Law School


Afternoon Session -- 1:30 ~ 5:00 p.m. -- Panel Discussions

Session 1 -- "Internships as they relate to training for Judicial Officers and Public Sector Officials and Jurisprudence Education"

Session 2 -- "The Position and Role of Lawyers and/or Legal Specialists in the Public Sector"


  • In addition to the 4 presenters noted above, panelists include:
  • TAKAHASHI Akio -- Professor, Osaka University
  • SAIKI Akihiro -- Professor, Doshisha University
  • SATOH Eisei -- Professor, Tohoku Gakuin University
  • KITAMURA Kazuo -- Professor, Ritsumeikan University
  • OKAMOTO Noboru -- Professor, Osaka University

Reception Party -- 6:00 p.m. ~ -- Persons attending the Reception Party will be requested to pay ¥1,000 at the reception desk.

For more information and/or to register to attend this symposium, please contact:

Legal Profession Training Course, Graduate School of Law and Politics, Osaka University

In order to register, please send (1) your name (with "furigana"), (2) the name of your department or organization, (3) your email address, and (4) whether you will attend or not the Reception Party to the email address below. Deadline for registration: Monday, November 26, 2012.

Email: housou_yousei_2012[at] (Please replace [at] with @ when using this email address.)

Date: 2012-12-8 (Sat) 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Organizer: Legal Profession Training Course, Graduate School of Law and Politics, Osaka University
Venue: Sigma [∑] Hall, International Building, School of Engineering Science
Registration: Registration by email is required. See instructions above.

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