Leagal Ethics for the Prosecutors and Judges Project


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.


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)