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Laws and Society in an Age of Globalization Seminar 3: What is support for development of legal systems?

2015-5-22 (Fri) 18:00 - 19:30

Topic presenter: SATO Naoshi, Senior Advisor, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Lawyer
Date & Time: Friday, May 22, 2015 -- 18:00~19:30
Venue: Lecture Room L4, Toyonaka Comprehensive Building, Toyonaka Campus, Osaka University

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has supported development of legal systems in developing nations in order to contribute to instilling respect for the rule of law and improving governance in such nations. This seminar will illustrate the outline of legal system development support and the challenges in legal culture when supporting development of legal systems. By taking concrete examples, this seminar will discuss what kind of friction will develop between developed nations' legal culture and those regional counterparts, as well as what the desirable involvement in regional legal culture is in order to support development of its legal systems. This seminar is a version of "Law and Development" by the School of Law and Graduate School of Law and Politics made available to the public.

Brief bio of SATO Naoshi, Senior Adviser, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA); Lawyer, Ushijima & Partners
After engaging in legal practices at a law firm in Tokyo dealing with international businesses, Mr. SATO received his LL.M. in Law and Development at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Following that, he participated in JICA's project "Cooperation for Rule of Law Promotion in Vietnam, Phase I" as a specialist. After serving out his term of office, he became a senior adviser for JICA's first project for supporting development of legal systems.
Besides being involved in planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of JICA's support for developing legal systems in Asia and Africa, he conducted research and study of support for developing legal systems, participated in meetings in Japan and abroad, and engaged in promotion of the understanding of development of legal systems and nurturing of a younger workforce through workshops for developing skills for supporting development of legal systems at JICA. He also serves as a manager at the International Exchange Committee, Japan Federation of Bar Associations and as a lecturer at Chuo University Law School.
His publication regarding legal system development support includes "Approaches from a Perspective of Developing Legal Systems in Developing Countries" (pp 34-63, A Lawyer's International Cooperation, Nippon Hyoron Sha Co., Ltd., 2012) and more.

How to apply:
There is no charge for attending this seminar.
Registration is required.
To register, send your name and the name of your affiliation to Entitle your email "Application for May 22 Seminar." Onsite registration will also be accepted.

Date: 2015-5-22 (Fri) 18:00 - 19:30
Organizer: Global Collaboration Center, Osaka University
Registration: Registration by email is required.
Contact: Global Collaboration Center, Osaka University

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