ANJeL Program Conveners
ANJeL Program Organisers are appointed by ANJeL's
Executive Committee to facilitate a variety of specific programs
and ANJeL's activities in Japan.
Program Convener (Judges-in-Residence):
Ms Stacey Steele
Stacey Steele is Associate Director (Japan) of the Asian Law Centre (ALC) , ANJeL's inaugural affiliate. She was appointed Program Convener to organise the ANJeL-ALC Judges-in-Residence program.
Stacey joined the Asian Law Centre at the Law School, University of Melbourne in 1997 as a research associate and was appointed Associate Director (Japan) in January 2002. Born in Brisbane, Stacey holds degrees from the University of Queensland (BA (Jap)), Monash University (MA (Jap)) and the University of Melbourne (LLB (Hons) and LLM (by thesis)). Stacey commenced articles in March 2000 at a leading Australian commercial law firm and worked as a senior associate in its financial services group, focusing on project/infrastructure and corporate finance. In October 2007, Stacey joined Standard and Poor's Melbourne office as Associate General Counsel with responsibilities for the Asia-Pacific. Stacey has taught Insolvency Law and Corporate Banking and Finance Law, as well as Issues in Japanese Law and in graduate subjects offered by the Centre. She recently co-edited Legal education in Asia: Globalization, Change and Contexts (Routledge, 2010: http://www.routledgeeducation.com/books/Legal-Education-in-Asia-isbn9780415494335). Her other research interests include Japanese insolvency law, law reform, the Japanese legal system and banking law. Stacey practices Chanoyu (The Way of Tea) and is a member of the Urasenke Melbourne Chapter. Stacey is fluent in Japanese.
Program Convenor (ANJeL-in-Japan: Kanto):
Professor Souichiro Kozuka
Souichiro Kozuka is Professor of Law at
Gakushuin University Law Faculty, Tokyo. He was appointed Program
Convener to coordinate ANJeL activities in Tokyo and Kanto
area of Japan. Professor Kozuka specialises in commercial law, with special
interest in distribution agreements; transport law, including
maritime and aerial law; competition/ intellectual property
interface; and regulation of financial institutions. He taught
formerly at Chiba University (1995-98) and Sophia
University Law School and has been acting
as Correspondent of Unidroit (the International Institute
for the Unification of Private Law) since 2001 and as a member
of IBA (International Bar Association), business law section,
since 2002. He was ANJeL research visitor in February 2005. E-mail Professor
Program Convenor (ANJeL-in-Japan):
Professor Makoto Ibusuki
Makoto Ibusuki is Professor of Law at Seijo University, Tokyo. He was appointed Program
Convener to coordinate ANJeL activities in Kyoto and Kansai
area of Japan. Dr Makoto Ibusuki was professor of criminal procedure at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, when he was an ANJeL Research Visitor in 2003. He is also a pioneer in cyberlaw research and teaching both in and outside of Japan, a founding director of the Hojohogakkai (Association for Legal Informatics) and a key member of a study group promoting IT issues in Japan's current wave of reforms to criminal and civil justice. Professor Ibusuki formerly taught in the Faculty of Law and Policy, Kagoshima University in Kyushu (1990-2002) and at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto (2002-2008). He holds a Ph.D. in law from Hokkaido University
(1990), a LL.M. from Kanazawa University (1984); and a LL.B.
from Shimane University (1982). His major area of research
and writing is cyberspace law and criminal procedure. He was
ANJeL research visitor in 2003 and a visiting scholar at the
John Marshall Law School, Chicago from September 1997-July
1998. E-mail Professor
Program Convenor (ANJeL-in-Japan: Kansai): Stephen Green
Stephen Green is a law professor and coordinates ANJeL activities in Kansai. He has a LL.M. (International Economic and Business Law) from Kyushu University; a LL.B. (Hons) from the Australian National University; and a B.Sc. (Hons) from the University of Western Australia.
ANJeL-in-ASEAN Convenor: Dr. Dan W. Puchniak
Dr. Dan W. Puchniak, BA (Manitoba), LLB (Victoria), LLM & LLD (Kyushu), Barrister & Solicitor (Ontario) is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law at the National University of Singapore where he teaches Japanese Business Law, Singaporean Company Law and Comparative Corporate Law. Dan won a Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship to complete an LLM in International Economic and Business Law and an LLD at Kyushu University. His doctoral thesis was on Japanese and comparative corporate governance. Prior to commencing his LLD, Dan worked for several years as a corporate commercial litigation associate at Torys LLP in Toronto. Dan has been published in a number of internationally recognized law journals and has been invited to lecture at leading law schools in Japan, South Korea, Australia, the US and Canada. E-mail Professor Puchniak
Program Convenor (Research, Competitions and Special Projects): Dr Trevor Ryan
Trevor Ryan is an Assistant Professor at the University of Canberra Faculty of Law. He teaches Legal Theory and Constitutional Law. His other research interests include the relationship between law and demographic change, theories of regulation and activism, and various topics in Japanese law. He has also published a novel about Japanese law, Dear Judge Ichiro. Trevor was a visiting scholar at Chuo University from 2006-2008.
Last updated: 08 August 2012