Lectures - Alumni CLE - Tokyo

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Alumni of the Washington University School of Law in Japan in conjunction with the Whitney R. Harris Institute for Global Legal Studies, School of Law, Washington University in St. Louis, organized a series of lectures by members of the Law School faculty to be offered in Tokyo. The lectures are intended to introduce legal topics and issues of current interest in both Japan and the United States. They range from issues of legal ethics for government legal advisors, mediators and lawyers admitted to practice in both Japan and the United States to recent developments in U.S. planning law, tort reform and Japanese investment in U.S. real estate.

This series was approved for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit through the Missouri Bar Association. CLE has been approved in California through that state's reciprocity rule (MCLE Rule 7.4) with Missouri and has been approved in New York through that state's reciprocity rule with California. The lectures were in English.


Washington University School of Law is offering financial aid for the Alumni Lecture Series in Tokyo. Applications for financial aid must be submitted to Linda McClain, Washington University School of Law, Campus Box 1120, One Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63130. Proof of income is required in the form of a payroll stub or tax return.

The following scale will be offered:
Unemployed - Full scholarship
Income up to $15,000 - 75% discount
Income $15,000 to $30,000 - 50% discount
Income above $30,000 - No discount

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Lecture Location:


Cornes House 7th Floor
3-5-1 Shiba, Minato-ku
Tokyo 105-0014 Japan

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Schedule: All lectures will be held from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.


18 – U.S. Supreme Court Decisions in Intellectual Property Law
Lecturer: Charles McManis
25 – The Microsoft Case - American and European Perspectives
Lecturer: Dorsey Ellis        


15 – Legal vs. Administrative Enforcement in China: The Case of Intellectual Property
Lecturer: Andrew Mertha
22 – Ethical Standards for Government Legal Advisors - The Torture Memos
Lecturer: Kathleen Clark


13 – IP Transactions: Theory & Practice of Commercializing Innovation
Lecturer: Scott Kieff
20 – Practicing Law in Japan: A Japanese Legal Ethics Survival Guide and Update for Persons Admitted to Practice in the United States
Lecturer: Peter Joy
27 – First Amendment Religious Issues - Recent Developments in the Supreme Court
Lecturer: Bruce LaPierre


3 – Appellate Litigation In The Federal Courts: Taking A Case To The United States Supreme Court
Lecturer: Bruce LaPierre
10  – The Pros and Cons of the American Tort Law System and Why Alleged Reforms Currently on the Table Won't Work
Lecturer: Kimberly Jade Norwood
17 – Rights of Individual Workers and Their Protection - American Views         
Lecturer: Neil Bernstein
24 – Japanese Investment in U.S. Real Estate
Lecturer: JoEllen Lewis


1 – Ethical Negotiation and Mediation Strategies
Lecturer: C.J. Larkin

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