Publications and Presentations


In 2009, the Mori-Hamada-sponsored research by Annelise Riles, Clarke Program Director, and Takashi Uchida, Former Professor of Law at University of Tokyo, was published as the inaugural article of the Drexel Law Review under the title "Reforming Knowledge? A Socio-Legal Critique of the Legal Education Reforms in Japan" (Drexel Law Review, vol. 1, no. 1. Winter/Spring 2009).

Later that year, the University of Tokyo Press published papers from "Hope in Law and the Economy," an international conference held in October 2008 in Tokyo and co-sponsored by the Clarke Program and University of Tokyo's Institute of Social Science. The papers were edited by the Institute of Social Science and published as Volume 4 in a four-volume series, Kibogaku (hope studies).


In December 2009, Annelise Riles spoke at the U.S. Treasury Department on "New Approaches to Global Financial Markets Regulation: Lessons from Japan" before an audience of lawyers and regional specialists from the Treasury Department, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The talk was based on her recent book, Collateral Knowledge: Legal Reasoning in the Global Financial Markets, forthcoming from University of Chicago Press.


Taiwan's Vice Minister of Justice and Annelise Riles.

In April 2010, she gave a lecture to the justices and clerks of the Judicial Yuan, Taiwan's constitutional court, about her forth­coming book, Collateral Knowledge: Legal Reasoning in the Global Financial Markets (University of Chicago Press 2011). The following day, she gave a lecture to over 100 public prosecutors working in the area of financial fraud on how to achieve better standards of compliance with financial laws and regulations.

While in Taiwan, Professor Riles visited the Ministry of Justice, the Judges and Prosecutors' Training Institute, and the Taipei Prosecutors' Office to follow up on a program of the Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture that hosts two prosecutors or judges from Taiwan each year as visiting scholars researching such topics as white collar crime, the jury system, and judicial independence. She also met with law school alumni and gave lectures to the law faculties of National Taiwan University and National Taipei University. Professor Riles was in Taiwan as a guest of the Judicial Yuan and the Ministry of Justice.

In February 2010, Valerie Hans, Professor of Law at Cornell Law School and co-author of American Juries: The Verdict, presented a paper on 'Deliberative democracy and Japan's lay judge system' at the inaugural East Asia Law & Society meeting in Hong Kong.

The Cornell Death Penalty Project is currently working with several academics in China in forming and organizing the first death penalty clinic in China. Chinese law students will assist Chinese academics and criminal defense lawyers in capital cases pending in the Supreme People's Court of China. The Director of the Cornell Death Penalty Project, John Blume, hosted Professor Hongyao Wu of the Chinese University of Political Science and Law and several of his colleagues during their visit to Cornell to learn about American Clinical Education in general and the Cornell Capital Punishment Clinic in particular. Professor Blume intends to travel to Beijing in 2011 to further assist Professor Wu in the development of the new clinic in China.