Leagal Ethics for the Prosecutors and Judges Project

International Symposium “How to teach Legal Ethics for Judges and Prosecutors? ” (December 14th)

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There are no set ethical models for judges and prosecutors in Japan. For this reason, despite the value and necessity of ethical education for judges and prosecutors in graduate schools of law, there are no such programs in reality. Incidents such as the evidence falsification case by the prosecutor of the Special Investigation Department of the Osaka Local Public Prosecutor’s Office makes us feel the need to reconsider how legal ethics should be.

 

 

In this symposium, we will discuss ethical models for judges and prosecutors, and possible approaches to ethical education in graduate law education. Particularly focusing on ethics for court judges, a topic that has not been discussed in Japan, we have invited researchers from overseas to share with us the situation and issues of ethical education for judges among different countries.

 

 

Date: December 14, 2014 (Sun.) 11:00-16:10 (open10:30)

Location: Hitotsubashi University,  Hitotsubashi Hall  Mid-size conference room 3-4

(2-1-2 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8439)

4min walk from : Tokyo Metro Hanzomon, Toei Mita, Toei Shinjyuku lines : Kanbocho station (exit A9)

4min walk from : Tokyo Metro Saikyo line : Takebashi station (exit 1b)

Entrance fee: Free (80 people)

Please contact the below email address for registration.

Hitotsubashi University Professional Ethical Education Project

law-hp.g[at]dm.hit-u.ac.jp

(Please change the [at] to @ when sending the e-mail)

 

Host: Hitotsubashi National University  Legal Ethics for the Prosecutors and Judges Project(funded by Legal Technology Company)

Sponsors: Legal Technology Company/Ito-jyuku

 

Program

【Greetings】

Greetings by Legal Technological Company (Hougaku-kan)

 

【1st program】

11:10~12:10

Lecture “The Importance of Ethical Rules for Court Judges”

Helena Whalen-Bridge(Associate Professor, National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law)

 

12:10~13:10

Lecture “The Roles of Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility in the United States”

Colin R. Winchester(Utah Judicial Conduct Commission, Executive Director)

 

*There will be simultaneous interpretations from English to Japanese

 

【Break】 13:30~14:30

 

【2nd program】

14:30~15:00

Research report “Ethical Codes as Educational Tools”

Keiichi Muraoka(Research Professor, Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of Law/Hitotsubashi University Legal Ethics for the Prosecutors and Judges Project Manager)

 

15:00~15:30

Research report “Structure of Adversarial Systems − Comparisons between the Unites States and Japan”

Dr. Fumihiko Imamura (Program Coordinator of Legal Ethics for the Prosecutors and Judges Project)

 

15:30~16:00 Question and answer