The Director, Experts, and Scholars
The center is directed by Curtis J. Milhaupt, one of the world’s acknowledged experts in Japanese Law. Each year, the center attracts a rich array of visiting scholars and visiting professors from Japan. Some of these visitors remain in residence for extended periods. In addition to fostering meaningful collaboration with faculty and students, these visitors also participate as experts in events on cutting-edge legal issues, such as a roundtable held at Columbia Law School in the fall of 2008 to analyze the new jury (saiban-in) system introduced into Japan in May 2009.