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Mark D. West

Dean
Nippon Life Professor of Law
Member of University of Michigan Law School Faculty 1998-


Publications

Forthcoming | Books | Book Chapters | Journal Articles | Reviews

Books

  • Co-author. The Japanese Legal System: Cases, Codes, and Commentary. 2nd ed. C. J. Milhaupt and J. M. Ramseyer, co-authors., University Casebook Series. New York: Thomson Reuters/Foundation Press, 2012.
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  • Lovesick Japan: Sex, Marriage, Romance, Law. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press, 2011.
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  • Co-author. The Japanese Legal System: Cases, Codes, and Commentary. C. J. Milhaupt and J. M. Ramseyer, co-authors. University Casebook Series. New York: Foundation Press, 2006.
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  • Secrets, Sex and Spectacle: The Rules of Scandal in Japan and the United States. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2006.
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  • Law in Everyday Japan: Sex, Sumo, Suicide, and Statutes. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2005.
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  • Co-author. Economic Organizations and Corporate Governance in Japan: The Impact of Formal and Informal Rules. C. J. Milhaupt, co-author. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2004.
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  • Co-author. The News Formula: A Concise Guide to News Writing and Reporting. C. C. Mitchell, co-author. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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Book Chapters

  • Co-author. "Institutional Change and M & A in Japan: Diversity through Deals." C.Milhaupt, co-author. In Global Markets, Domestic Institutions: Corporate Law and Governance in a New Era of Cross-Border Deals, edited by C. Milhaupt, 295-338. New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 2003.
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  • "Legal Rules and Social Norms in Japan's Secret World of Sumo." In Japanese Law: Readings in the Political Economy of Japanese Law, edited by J. Mark Ramseyer, 361-97. Burlington: Ashgate, 2001.
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Journal Articles

  • "Haley and the Blowfish." Wash. U. Global Stud. L. Rev. 8, no. 2 (2009): 427-42.
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  • "Making Lawyers (and Gangsters) in Japan." Vand. L. Rev. 60, no. 2 (2007): 439-53.
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  • "Why Japan?: A Rube Goldberg experiment in Comparative Law." Law Quad. Notes 49, no. 2 (2006): 6-7.
  • Co-author. "Law, Norms, and Legal Change: Global and Local in China and Japan." N. C. Howson, co-author. Introduction to Mich. J. Int'l L. 27, no. 3 (2006): 687-93. (This issue of the journal brings together articles and commentary on the topic "Mixed Reception: Culture, International Norms, and Legal Change in East Asia.")
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  • "Amerika de Mimi ni suru Hôka Daigakuin Kôsô ni Kanuru Uwasa no Shinsô (The Truth and Rumor of American Views on Japanese Law Schools)." Hôritsu jihô (Law Times) 76, no. 2 (2004): 24-9. (In Japanese)
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  • Co-author. "The Tragedy of the Condominiums: Legal Responses to Collective Action Problems after the Kobe Earthquake." E. M. Morris, co-author. Am. J. Comp. L. 51, no. 4 (2003): 903-40.
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  • "Losers: Recovering Lost Property in Japan and the United States." Law & Soc'y Rev. 37, no. 2 (2003): 369-423.
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  • Co-author. "Law's Dominion and the Market for Legal Elites in Japan." C. J. Milhaupt, co-author. Law & Pol'y Int'l Bus. 34, no. 2 (2003): 451-98.
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  • Co-author. "Is the Japanese Bureacracy Hollowing Out? Evidence from the Market for Legal Talent." C. J. Milhaupt, co-author. Zeitschrift für japanisches Recht / J. Jap. L. 8, no. 15 (2003): 5-40.
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  • Co-author. "Innovation in Corporate Law." K. Pistor et al., co-authors. J. Comp. Econ. 31, no. 4 (2003): 676-94.
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  • Co-author. "Evolution of Corporate Law and the Transplant Effect: Lessons from Six Countries." K. Pistor et al., co-authors. World Bank Res. Observer 18, no. 1 (2003): 89-112.
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  • "The Resolution of Karaoke Disputes: The Calculus of Institutions and Social Capital." J. Jap. Stud. 28, no. 2 (2002): 301-37.
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  • Co-author. "The Evolution of Corporate Law: A Cross-Country Comparison." K. Pistor et al., co-authors. U. Pa. J. Int'l Econ. L. 23, no. 4 (2002): 791-871.
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  • Co-author. "Puraibeeto Odaringu no Fu no Sokumen: Soshiki Hanzai no Seido Bunseki to Jisshu Bunseki." C. Milhaupt, co-author. Revaiasan 30 (2002): 178-212. (In Japanese, translated with Atsushi Kinami.)
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  • "Why Shareholders Sue: The Evidence from Japan." J. Legal Stud. 30, no. 2 (2001): 351-82.
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  • "Ties Across the Sea: A Partnership in Legal Education." Law Quad. Notes 44, no. 1 (2001): 69.
  • "The Puzzling Divergence of Corporate Law: Evidence and Explanations from Japan and the United States." U. Pa. L. Rev. 150, no. 2 (2001): 527-601.
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  • Co-author. "The Dark Side of Private Ordering: An Institutional and Empirical Analysis of Organized Crime." C. J. Milhaupt, co-author. U. Chi. L. Rev. 67, no. 1 (2000): 41-98.
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  • "Private Ordering at the World's First Futures Exchange." Mich. L. Rev. 98, no. 8 (2000): 2574-615. (Symposium: Empirical Research in Commercial Transactions)
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  • "Japan and 'Post-Modern' Human Rights." Law Quad. Notes 42, no. 3 (1999): 24-5.
  • "Information, Institutions and Extortion in Japan and the United States: Making Sense of Sokaiya Racketeers." Nw. U. L. Rev. 93, no. 3 (1999): 767-817.
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  • "Legal Rules and Social Norms in Japan's Secret World of Sumo." J. Legal Stud. 26, no. 1 (1997): 165-201. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "The Pricing of Shareholder Derivative Actions in Japan and the United States." Nw. U. L. Rev. 88, no. 4 (1994): 1436-507. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "A Prosecution Review Commissions Japan's Answer to the Problem of Prosecutorial Discretion." Colum. L. Rev. 92 (1992): 684-723. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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Reviews

  • Review of Yakuza: Japan's Criminal Underworld, by D. E. Kaplan and A. Dubro. J. Jap. Stud. 30, no. 2 (2004): 577-80.
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  • Review of The Japanese Way of Justice: Prosecuting Crime in Japan, by D. T. Johnson. J. Asian Stud. 62, no. 1 (2003): 288-9.
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  • Review of The Spirit of Japanese Law, by J. O. Haley. J. Jap. Stud. 26, no. 2 (2000): 514-7.
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Other Publications

  • "Law, Norms, and Legal Change: Global and Local in China and Japan." N. C. Howson, co-author. Introduction to Mich. J. Int'l L. 27, no. 3 (2006): 687-93. (This issue of the journal brings together articles and commentary on the topic "Mixed Reception: Culture, International Norms, and Legal Change in East Asia.")
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Reprints (Articles and other publications reprinted in full and Law Quadrangle)

  • "A Measure of Honor." Law Quad. Notes 49, no. 3 (2007): 89-90. (Excerpt from Secrets, Sex and Spectacle: The Rules of Scandal in Japan and the United States. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2006.)
  • "The Pricing of Shareholder Derivative Actions in Japan and the United States." In Japanese Law in Context: Readings in Society, the Economy and Politics, edited by C. J. Milhaupt et al., 433-4, 456-9. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press, 2001. (From an article published under the same title in Nw. U.L. Rev. 88, no. 4 (1994): 1436-1507.)
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  • "Making Sense of Japan's Sokaiya Racketeers." Law Quad. Notes 42, no. 2 (1999): 72-83. (Excerpted from "Information, Institutions, and Extortion in Japan and the United States: Making Sense of Sokaiya Racketeers." Nw. U. L. Rev. 93, no. 3 (1999): 767-817.)

Works in Progress & Working Papers

  • Employment Market Institutions and Japanese Working Hours. Univ. of Michigan Law School, The John M. Olin Center for Law & Economics Working Paper Series, no. 03-016; Univ. of Michigan Public Law & Legal Theory Working Paper Series, no. 38. Working Paper, 2003. (A revised version of this paper appears as a chapter in Law in Everyday Japan: Sex, Sumo, Suicide, and Statutes. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2005.)
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  • Dying to Get Out of Debt: Consumer Insolvency Law and Suicide in Japan. Univ. of Michigan Law School, The John M. Olin Center for Law & Economics Working Paper Series, no. 03-015. Working Paper, 2003. (A revised version of this paper appears as a chapter in Law in Everyday Japan: Sex, Sumo, Suicide, and Statutes. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2005.)
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  • Legal Determinants of World Cup Success. Univ. of Michigan Law School, The John M. Olin Center for Law & Economics Working Paper Series, no. 02-009. Working Paper, 2002.
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  • Japanese Love Hotels: Legal Change, Social Change, and Industry Change. Univ Univ. of Michigan Law School, The John M. Olin Center for Law & Economics Working Paper Series, no. 02-018. Working Paper, 2002. (A revised version of this paper appears as a chapter in Law in Everyday Japan: Sex, Sumo, Suicide, and Statutes. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2005.)
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