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February 10, 2014 | 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Category: Lecture
Location: Law Library, Faculty Lounge | Map
474 Gilmour Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Current Graduate Students, Faculty, Staff

Judge Takaishi presents his talk entitled "Training Courses of Legal Apprentices and Judges".

In Japan, in order to enter the legal profession, it is additionally required to complete the training course of legal apprentices after completing Law School and passing the National Bar Examination.This training course is indispensable and implemented based on the common curriculum applicable to all those who are to become judges, public prosecutors and practicing attorneys. This system is internationally unique and has been highly evaluated in Japan.

New Judges are basically appointed from among those who completed the training course of the legal apprentices. After appointed to be judges, they need the expertise and ability relating to judicial practice, a well-rounded education and profound insight. First, they strive to cultivate themselves while engaging in their daily duties. In addition, in order to gain diverse and abundant knowledge and experiences, they also need organized training programs.

In Japan, training courses or programs for legal apprentices and judges are provided by the Legal Training and Research Institute of Japan, which was established 1947 as a training facility affiliated to the Supreme Court of Japan under the Court Act. I have served the institute as an assistant professor for several years. I would like to introduce the training courses of legal apprentices and Judges in Japan.


Lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP by emailing lawreservations@wayne.edu.

For more information about this event, please contact Beth Madigan at 313-577-6497 or lawreservations@wayne.edu.