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Decision Making


2010 Conference Regarding

Decision Making on the Japanese Supreme Court

Thursday, September 9

7:30 PM Dinner at Ibby's (walk together from Knight Center)

Friday, September 10

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Continental breakfast
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM Greetings from Kent Syverud, Dean of the School of Law
Greetings from Andrew Martin, Director of CERL and Chair of the Political Science Department
Greetings from Amanda Katz, Editor-in-Chief, Washington University Law Review
Introductions
10:00 AM - 12:10 PM Panel 1: The policymaking role of the Court

Authors:
Daniel Foote (the Court's policymaking in the criminal law area)
Stephen Givens (judicial policymaking in the corporate law area)
Shigenori Matsui (the Court's conservatism in constitutional cases)

Discussants:
Craig Martin
Tokujin Matsudaira
12:10 PM - 1:10 PM Lunch at the Knight Center dining room (third floor, room 351)
1:10 PM - 3:00 PM Panel 2: The politics of Supreme Court adjudication

Authors:
John Haley (Is the Supreme Court "conservative"?)
David Law (What's wrong with conventional explanations of the Court's behavior?)

Discussants:
Justice Tokiyasu Fujita
Frank Upham
3:00 PM - 3:10 PM Coffee/tea break
3:10 PM - 5:00 PM Panel 3: The Court's decisionmaking practices

Authors:
Hiroshi Itoh (the role of precedent)
Masako Kamiya (the chosakan system)

Discussants:
Shigenori Matsui
Setsuo Miyazawa
5:30 PM - 7:15 PM Optional sightseeing
7:15 PM Meet at Knight Center lobby for shuttle to dinner at Acero

Saturday, September 11

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Continental breakfast
10:00 AM - 12:10 PM Panel 4: Judicial recruitment and promotion

Authors:
Mark Ramseyer (impact of background and productivity on judicial promotion)
Larry Repeta (system for appointing former attorneys to the Court)

Discussants:
Daniel Foote
Setsuo Miyazawa
Shin-ichi Nishikawa
12:10 PM - 1:15 PM Lunch in conference room
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM Panel 5: Judicial elections and political accountability

Speaker:
Justice Tokuji Izumi (comments on the recall campaign against Justices Wakui and Nasu)

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM Coffee/tea break
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM Panel 6: Academic versus judicial perceptions of the Court

Speaker:
Justice Tokiyasu Fujita (lessons from personal experience)
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM Concluding remarks
6:30 PM John Haley retirement celebration (Anheuser-Busch Hall Courtyard)
Cocktails at 6:30 PM
Dinner at 7:15 PM