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Kinami, Atsushi

Visiting Professor
Fall 2018

906 Legal Research
Atsushi Kinami is a professor of law at Kyoto University, where he has taught courses on the U. S​. legal system and been engaged in comparative research on American and Japanese law since 1983. At Kyoto University he has served as special assistant to the executive vice president for academic affairs since October 2014. His Japanese publications include a book, and numerous articles and book chapters on topics of constitutional law and negotiable instruments to trust law. At Michigan Law he has taught Japanese Legal System (fall 1997), Comparative Family Law (co-taught with Professor Carl E. Schneider, winter 2002), Reading Japanese Law (winter 2009), and Japanese Law (winter 2015). He has an LLB and a PhD from Kyoto University and an LLM from Michigan Law. He served on the section of the Legislative Council of the Ministry of Justice for legislation on electronically recorded debts, and on the study group on internationalization of Japan's financial and capital markets of the Financial System Council. He is currently the representative director of the Japanese American Society for Legal Studies.

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