John Owen Haley

William R. Orthwein Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus


A.B., 1964, Princeton University
LL.B., 1969, Yale University
LL.M., 1971, University of Washington

Phone / Email

Phone: (314) 935-6482
Email:  johaley@wulaw.wustl.edu 


Beverly Owens - (314) 935-6482

Curriculum Vitae

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Courses Taught

Comparative Law: Europe, Latin America and East Asia
Contracts; Japanese Law
Transnational Litigation


Professor John Haley is one of the nation’s outstanding international and comparative law scholars and is widely credited with having popularized Japanese legal studies. His numerous scholarly works span issues ranging from international trade policy and comparative law to Japanese land-use law, Japanese and East Asian business transactions, and Japanese law and contemporary society. He has taught and lectured internationally, including at Aoyama Gakuin University, Kobe University, and Tohoku University in Japan, and at Tuebigen University in Germany. The author or editor of nine books and monographs, Professor Haley's book, Authority Without Power: Law and the Japanese Paradox, and his article, "The Myth of the Reluctant Litigant," are considered leading works in the field. His most recent book, Antitrust in Germany and Japan: The First Fifty Years, 1947-1998, is the first comparative study of German and Japanese antitrust law in English. Among his many accolades, he recently received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon from His Majesty the Emperor of Japan in recognition of his contributions to friendship between Japan and the United States.  

  • School of Law Magazine Profile [view]
  • Restorative Justice Seminar Papers [view]