Globalization and Legal Education - A Japanese Perspective

Law and Justice Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 111-126, 2010

16 Pages Posted: 20 Jan 2012 Last revised: 14 Jul 2015

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Toshiyuki Kono

Kyushu University - Graduate School of Law

Mark Fenwick

Kyushu University - Graduate School of Law

Caslav Pejovic

Kyushu University, Faculty of Law

Date Written: September 1, 2010

Abstract

This paper examines the impact of “globalization” on legal education, with particular reference to the recent experience of Japan. The paper argues that globalization has had a significant effect on law and the way that legal services are now delivered. In particular, legal globalization has resulted in the proliferation of specialized legal regimes, such as the lex mercatoria and the lex constructionis that cater to the needs of specific “transnational communities”. The paper identifies a number of features of these regimes and suggests that one noticeable effect of these developments has been the creation of new types of demand for legal education. The paper suggests that catering to this new demand represents a strategically effective way for legal educators to broaden the scope of their activities in an increasingly competitive transnational legal educational market place.

Keywords: Globalization, legal education, Japan, legal services

JEL Classification: K10, K33

Suggested Citation

Kono, Toshiyuki and Fenwick, Mark and Pejovic, Caslav, Globalization and Legal Education - A Japanese Perspective (September 1, 2010). Law and Justice Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 111-126, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1988882

Toshiyuki Kono (Contact Author)

Kyushu University - Graduate School of Law ( email )

6-19-1 Hakozaki,
Fukuoka
Japan

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Mark Fenwick

Kyushu University - Graduate School of Law ( email )

744 Motooka, Nishi-ku,
Fukuoka, Fukuoka 819-0395
Japan

Caslav Pejovic

Kyushu University, Faculty of Law ( email )

6-19-1, Hakozaki, Higashi-ku
Fukuoka-shi, 812-858
Japan

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