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
10:00 AM - 12:10 PM Panel 1: The policymaking role of the Court

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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