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Law Culture and Development in a Transnational Legal Environment

Conference Details

June 20, 2009
Tokyo
Partner Institution: Maison Franco-Japonaise, with funding from the Ministry of Culture of France
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Conference Summary (by Isabelle Giraudou, MFJ)

Scholars from the US, France, Japan, and Canada convened to present and discuss new research examining the current transnational legal environment.

Conference Presentations

"Multiculturalism as a Problem of Conflict of Laws" (co-authored paper)
Karen Knop, Professor of Law, University of Toronto;
Ralf Michaels, Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law and director of the Center for International and Comparative Law; and
Annelise Riles, Jack G. Clarke ’52 Professor of East Asian Law and Culture; Professor of Anthropology; Director of the Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture, Cornell University

"Adapting to Legal Cultures: The Japanese Legal Assistance as an Alternative Model?"
Isabelle Giraudou, Researcher, Maison Franco-Japonaise
Commenting: AIKYO Masanori, Director of the CALE à Nagoya

"The Tokyo Women¹s Tribunal and the Turn to Fiction"
Karen Knop, Professor of Law, University of Toronto

"Global Legal Pluralism"
Ralf Michaels, Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law and director of the Center for International and Comparative Law

"Planetary Norms: When French Law is used by Chinese Contractors in Africa" (co-authored paper)
Gilles Lhuilier, Rennes University and
Leïla Choukroune, Assistant Professor HEC School of Management

"Inside-out: Reception and Exportation of the Rule of Law in and by China"
Leïla Choukroune, Assistant Professor HEC School of Management

Also Participating:
Iwatani Juro, Keio University
Aoki Shuhei, Hitotsubashi University
Eva Pils, Faculty of Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong