Washington International Law Journal


John O. Haley


In June 2012, Professor Haley was awarded The Order of the Rising Sun (3rd Class) from the Emperor of Japan for his contribution to the discipline of Japanese law and education to Japanese legal professionals and academics. In honor of this achievement, the University of Washington School of Law and the Asian Law Center brought together distinguished scholars and Asian Law Center alumni to discuss the judiciary’s increased role in Japan and Asia in two conferences. The following is Professor Haley’s address at the University of Washington School of Law, on October 19, 2012. In this speech, Professor Haley provides a history of the Asian Law Center (originally, the Asian Law Program).

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