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Mark D. West

Mark D. West

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



Books

  • 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, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2011.
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  • 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: University of Chicago Press, 2006.
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  • Law in Everyday Japan: Sex, Sumo, Suicide, and Statutes. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005.
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  • Economic Organizations and Corporate Governance in Japan: The Impact of Formal and Informal Rules. C. J. Milhaupt, co-author. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.
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  • 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

  • "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 University 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. M. Ramseyer, 361-97. Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate, 2001.
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Journal Articles


Reviews


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: University 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 University 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. University of Michigan Law School, The John M. Olin Center for Law & Economics Working Paper Series, no. 03-016; University 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: University of Chicago Press, 2005.)
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  • Dying to Get Out of Debt: Consumer Insolvency Law and Suicide in Japan. University 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: University of Chicago Press, 2005.)
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  • Legal Determinants of World Cup Success. University 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. University 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: University of Chicago Press, 2005.)
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