Affiliated Scholars

Visiting Scholars

Each year, academic researchers from Japan become affiliated with the Law School as visiting scholars. Practitioners and members of the judiciary who have completed the LL.M. degree at the Law School often affiliate for an additional year as special students.

Faculty Exchange Visitors

The center also administers an annual faculty exchange program between Columbia Law School and the University of Tokyo Faculty of Law, under which two members of the faculty of each university teach at the other university for several weeks.

Recent University of Tokyo Faculty Exchange Visitors

Shozo Ota
Professor of Law, Society and Law, University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law

Norio Higuchi
Professor of Law, Anglo-American Law, University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law

Minoru Nakazato
Professor of Law, Tax Law, University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law

Yoshihisa Nomi
University of Tokyo

Yoshiko Terao
Professor of Law, Anglo-American Law, University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law

Some Recent Visiting Scholars from Japan

Susumu Atsuki
Deputy Director General,
Inspection Bureau, Financial Services Agency
An analysis of the best future financial system in Japan

Yuji Kai
Assistant Judge, Chiba Family Court
A comparative study of the judicial system and trial practice in the U.S. and Japan

Reiko Kaihatsu 
Assistant Judge, Saitama District Court
A study of the difference between the American jury trial and the Japanese saibam-in trial

Yusuke Nakai
Prosecutor, Ministry of Justice
An inspection of criminal law and procedure in the U.S., especially white-collar crime

Yoshiki Ogawa   
Judge, Tokyo District Court 
A study of scheduling order and case management in the U.S. legal system

Tadakatsu Sano
Attorney, Jones Day; former vice minister of International Affairs (METI)
Research into government regulations, the WTO, and regulatory reform.