Leagal Ethics for the Prosecutors and Judges Project

About

1)Project Aim
The Legal Ethics for the Prosecutors and Judges Project aims for the following;

(1)Research and analysis on the current situation of legal ethics for judges and prosecutors in the United States
(2)Creation and suggestion of an ethics model for judges and prosecutors in Japan
(3)Development of an efficient ethical education structure for judges and prosecutors

*This project is funded by the Legal Technology Company

* In relation to this project, Hitotsubashi University has launched the Professional Ethics Education Project in 2012. (Officially called The Development of Methods of Professional Ethics Education with a focus on Education of Lawyer Project)
This project aims to create a new model for ethical education for professional conduct for use in different fields, such as legal professions, technicians, mass media, corporations and management ethics.

2)Project members
Keiichi Muraoka
Research Professor at Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of Law

Professor Keiichi Muraoka After 26 years of experience as a lawyer, he joined Hitotsubashi University Law School as a founding faculty member in April 2002. His subjects of work are clinical legal education, professionalism, legal ethics and criminal procedure. He was a leader of two projects related to legal ethics(2004-06, 2007-08). He also served as dean of the Law School from 2007 to 2009, and dean of the Faculty of Law from 2010 to 2012.

*Publications:
1.「憲法的刑事訴訟論」『刑事司法改革と刑事訴訟法』上巻所収(日本評論社、2007年)
2.「冤罪事件から捜査機関は何を学んだのか」『誤判原因に迫る―刑事弁護の視点と技術』所収(現代人文社、2009年)
3.「刑事弁護人の役割論の現状評価」『自由と正義2012年10月号』所収(日本弁護士連合会)など

*Translations:
1. Gisli H. Gudjonsson, The Psychology of Interrogations, Confessions and Testimony (Sakaisyotenn, 1994)
2. Carol M. Langford, Richard A. Zitrin, The Moral Compass of the American Lawyer: Truth, Justice, Power, and Greed (Geindaijinbun-sha, 2012)