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The 9th Kobe Lecture
IVR Japan and the Japan Association of Legal Philosophy (JALP) held the 9th Kobe Lecture at Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, on June 7, 2008; with the support of Creative Scientific Research Project “Law and Ordering of Market and Society in the Post-‘Structural Reform’ Era” at Kyoto University. The invited lecturer, Professor Cass Sunstein, then of the University of Chicago Law School, now in the Obama administration as the administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, delivered a lecture entitled “Beyond Judicial Minimalism”. The Organizing Committee of the Lecture also invited two commentators, Professor Yasuo Hasebe of the University of Tokyo and Professor Makoto Usami of the Tokyo Institute of Technology, whose comments instigated a lively and stimulating discussion. After the Kobe Lecture, Professor Sunstein gave seminars in Nagoya and Kyoto, which also attracted a large audience and struck up enlightening discussion.
The 2008 Annual Conference of the Japan Association of Legal Philosophy
The 2008 Annual Conference of the Japan Association of Legal Philosophy was held at Gakushuin University, Tokyo, on November 22-23, 2008. Its main theme was “Economics and Law: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue”. The key note speech by Professor Makoto Usami emphasized the advantages of multi-faceted examination of the subject, and then was followed by four papers and five comments. Topics included conceptual study in economics and its implications for legal theory, several methods in the area of law and economics, and the analysis of relationships between the market and legal institutions.
The panelists of the symposium were as follows:
Apart from the symposium, the Conference included eight papers and three workshops. The themes of the workshops were “Legal Institutions and Legal Cultures in East Asia”, “Between ‘Law and Economics’ and Legal Theory”, and “The Duty to Obey the Law”. The papers read in the symposium are to be published in The Annals of the Japan Association of Legal Philosophy 2009.
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