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Scholarly Exchange

The Mori Hamada & Matsumoto Exchange

The Mori, Hamada & Matsumoto Exchange sponsors faculty exchanges between Cornell Law School and leading Japanese universities. Cornell Law faculty travel to Japan, and faculty of Japanese universities travel to Cornell to collaborate on research projects, give seminars, and teach courses. The Mori Hamada & Matsumoto Exchange Program is supported with funds provided by the Mori Hamada & Matsumoto law firm.

Yayo Okano
is Professor of Political Philosophy at Doshisha University, Kyoto Japan. Her specialty is North American contemporary political philosophy and feminist theory. She is the author of Feminizumu no Seijigaku (The Politics of Feminism: Introducing the Ethics of Care to the Global Society, Misuzu Shobo, 2012 ), Citizunshippu no Seijigaku (Citizenship as Politics: the Criticism of Nation States, Enlarged version, Hakutaku-sya, 2009) and Hou no Seijigaku (Law as Politics, Seido-sya, 2001). Her English publications include “Reconciliation over Past Sexual Slavery in Japan: The Case of the Comfort Women” in Muta Kauze and Beverley Anne Yamamoto (eds), The Gender Politics of War Memory (Osaka: Osaka University Press, 2012).

Taiwan Ministry of Justice Program

Through this program, which was established in 2008, visiting scholars from the Taiwan Ministry of Justice, pursue research on criminal justice topics under the supervision of Cornell Law School faculty, present lectures, take courses, and participate in workshops with faculty and students.

Yu-Lung Yin
, the 2012-13 Clarke Visiting Researcher, has served as assistant of attorneys-at-Law prosecutor in the Kaohsiung District Prosecutors Office for eight years. He received his Bachelor of Law degree from National Chung Cheng University, and Masters of Law degree from Soochow University Law School where he completed courses pertaining to human rights, the jury system, intellectual property and various regulations, and also passed the Lawyer Examination. Yin’s interest in financial regulation, money laundering and corruption issues, and how jurors evaluate financial evidence, prompted him to finish the MBA program of the Division of Finance at the Institute of Finance, National Cheng Kung University in January 2011. He became a specialist in these financial issues. In 2012, the Ministry of Justice of the R.O.C. appointed him to come to Cornell Law School to further his research.

Ju-Hui Amy Tsai

Ju-Hui Amy Tsai, the 2012-2013 Clarke Visiting Researcher, has served as a lawyer, and a prosecutor in Taiwan’s Tao-yuan District Prosecutors’ Office, and the Shih-lin District Prosecutors Office. She received her Bachelor of Law degree from National Taiwan University in July 2001, and also passed the Lawyer Exami­nation. One year later, she attended National Chiao-Tung University to study for her Masters in Law degree. Then she served as a trainee for judges and prosecutors from 2003 to 2005, and a prosecutor since 2005. Meanwhile, she continued her course of studies and received her Masters of Law degree from the Institute of Law for Science and Technology, National Chiao-Tung University. The Ministry of Justice of the R.O.C. newly initiated an experimental scheme of restorative justice in 2010, and order to gather information about implementation, due process, cases, and relative fields of restor­ative justice in U.S., the Ministry of Justice of the R.O.C. appointed her to come to Cornell Law School to do research in this field.

New Staff

The program is happy to welcome three new staff people who joined the Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture in summer 2012. We introduced a new leadership position of Executive Director and we welcome Elise A. DeViido. We have also hired two new Postdoctoral Associates to work with the Meridian 180 project as translators, Naruhito Cho and Zhaoxin Jiang.

Elise DeVido

Elise Anne DeVido is Executive Director of the Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture at Cornell Law School. Prior to joining the Clarke Program in August 2012, Dr. DeVido taught East Asian history at St. Bonaventure University in New York for three years. From 1995- 2009, she taught in the history depart-ments of National Taiwan University, National Chengchi University, and National Taiwan Normal University. She served as Secretary-General of the Taipei Ricci Institute for Chinese Studies from 1999-2001. Dr. DeVido was trained in modern Chinese history, has undertaken research in China, Taiwan, and Vietnam, and has published widely on Taiwan’s Buddhist nuns, comparative “Engaged Buddhism,” and modern Vietnamese Buddhism. To fund her research, she received numerous grants, including major awards from the National Science Council (Taiwan) for 2005-2007 and 2007-2009. She received her B.A. (cum laude) in History from Cornell University, an M.A. in Regional Studies-East Asia from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in History and East Asian Languages from Harvard University.


Naruhito Cho is a post-doctoral Associate for the Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture. Naruhito was born in 1983 in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, and grew up in Hokkaido, Japan. Naruhito earned his B.A. from Middle­bury College (2006) and his J.D. from University of Minnesota Law School (2011). He is a member of the New York Bar. As a member of the University of Minnesota law clinic, Naruhito has represented low income taxpayers and recent immigrants in relation to their disputes with the IRS and the Minnesota Department of Revenue.

Jiang Zhaoxin

Jiang Zhaoxin is the Chinese Postdoc­toral Associate for the Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture. Zhaoxin received a Ph.D in history from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, an M.A in history from Stanford University, an M.A. in Law from Beijing University, and a B.A. in law from Yantai University. Before joining Clarke program, Zhaoxin had been an associate law professor in Shandong University for four years. He has published a monograph book on Chinese republican legal history, and has published a number of articles in Chinese journals.