John O. Haley

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Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal

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Japanese law and education


International Law | Law


In June 2012, Professor Haley was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun (3rd Class) from the Emperor of Japan for his contribution to the discipline of Japanese law and education to Japanese legal professionals and academics. In honor of this achievement, the University of Washington School of Law and Asian Law Center brought together distinguished scholars and Asian Law Center alumni to discuss the judiciary's increased role in Japan and Asia in two conferences. What follows is Professor Haley's address at the University of Washington School of Law, on October 19, 2012. In this speech, Professor Haley provides a history of the Asian Law Center (originally, the Asian Law Program).



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