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Cultures of Law in a Global Context-Ginsburg

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Center for Advanced Study
Location
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum; 600 S. Gregory Street, Urbana; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Date
Sep 10, 2013   4:00 pm  
Speaker
Tom Ginsburg; Leo Spitz Professor of International Law, The University of Chicago Law School
Cost
Free and Open to the Public
Contact
Liesel Wildhagen
E-Mail
wildhage@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-6729
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Originating Calendar
Center for Advanced Study

From Modernism to Participation in East Asian Law

Legal reform has been on the agenda for East Asian states for the last two decades, and has led to significant transformations of legal institutions in Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China. The reforms include overhauls of legal education, new quasi-jury systems, and new methods of selecting judges. This lecture analyzes these reforms from a comparative perspective, arguing that they reflect a shift away from the dominant system of bureaucratic rationality toward one of "participatory legitimacy," but also cautions that the current configuration is likely to be unstable.

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