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