Kyoto/Tokyo Seminar in Japanese Law: The Kyoto Seminar will be held over 8-12 February 2016 and the Tokyo Seminar will be held over 15-16 February 2016. This course is always popular and some institutions offer course credit for student participation. The application period for the Kyoto/Tokyo Seminar in Japanese Law has closed for 2016 however we welcome expressions of interest for future participation.
Collective defence symposium: Together with the UNSW Faculty of Law and the Gilbert & Tobin Centre of Public Law, ANJeL will co-host a symposium on collective defence and the Article 9 "peace clause" of Japan's post-War Constitution, on Friday 12 August 2016. More details will be provided closer to the date.
Contract and Consumer Law Reform: A number of ANJeL members and other experts will present a seminar on Contract and Consumer Law Reform in Asia hosted by CAPLUS (Centre for Asian and Pacific Law, University of Sydney) on 27 July 2016. Speakers will include Assoc Prof Jeannie Paterson (University of Melbourne), Prof Luke Nottage (University of Sydney), Prof Hiroo Sono (Hokkaido University), Prof Bing Ling (University of Sydney) and Prof Sakda Thanitcul (Chulalongkorn University). Please see the CAPLUS website for further details and registration.
ANJeL thanks Bond University Faculty of Law
ANJeL is now a joint initiative of The Australian National University and the University of Sydney. Bond University, the third sponsoring institution from 2010 until September 2015, has become an ANJeL affiliate. Bond University has played a valuable role in supporting ANJeL's activities, including hosting an ANJeL international conference (2010) and running the Gold Coast Seminar on Australian Law (2011-2015). ANJeL thanks the faculty and its colleagues for its past support of ANJeL and looks forward to new collaborative projects in the future.
Leon Wolff, who co-founded ANJeL in 2003 and has served near-continuously as Director since its inception, has resigned from Bond University and has now joined the Queensland University of Technology. He will remain actively involved in ANJeL's teaching and research activities.
ANJeL also announces two new esteemed colleagues on its Advisory Board. Carolyn Stevens, Professor of Japanese Studies at Monash University; and Ian Williams, partner at Herbert Smith Freehills. ANJeL expresses its gratitude to outgoing advisors, Emeritus Professor Meryll Dean of Oxford Brookes University and Michael Ryland, partner at Ashurst.
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