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[13PacRimLPolyJ303] The New Japanese Law Schools: Putting the Professional into Legal Education

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dc.contributor.author Maxeiner, James R.
dc.contributor.author Yamanaka, Keiichi
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-08T21:31:18Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-08T21:31:18Z
dc.date.issued 2004-04
dc.identifier.citation 13 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 303 (2004) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1066-8632
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/693
dc.description.abstract Professor Maxeiner, J.D. (Cornell), LL.M. (Georgetown), Dr. Jur. (Munich), is Visiting Associate Professor of Law at the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law and from July 2004, Associate Professor of Law, University of Baltimore School of Law. Professor Yamanaka, Dr. jur. (Kyoto) is a Professor of Law at Kansai University and Dean of the newly established Kansai University Law School. Abstract: In April 2004, more than sixty law schools began operation in Japan. Legal education, previously treated as a combination of undergraduate education in law and extra-university training in professional skills, will now be concentrated in new professional law schools. The reforms of Japanese legal education are intended both to produce more attorneys in a nation that has a shortage of legally trained professionals, and to help increase the role of law in Japanese society generally. In order for Japan's new law schools to achieve their educational objectives, they must successfully address a host of conceptual, pedagogical and organizational challenges. Foremost among these challenges is making legal education professional by placing a focus upon legal reasoning. This Article, written by two Professors who have closely followed Japanese reforms, describes contemporary developments within Japanese legal education. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Seattle: Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal, University of Washington School of Law en_US
dc.subject Article en_US
dc.title [13PacRimLPolyJ303] The New Japanese Law Schools: Putting the Professional into Legal Education en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright 2004 by Pacific Rim Law & Policy Association en_US


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