John Haley, a Preeminent Japanese Law Scholar,
to Join Faculty
Japanese law scholar John Owen Haley will join the Washington University School
of Law faculty on July 1.
Haley, a preeminent scholar in international studies and Japanese law,
is the Garvey, Schubert and Barer Professor of Law and of International
Studies, chair of the Japanese Studies Program, and director of the Asian
Law Program at the University of Washington in Seattle. His 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.
Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton said, "Recruiting Professor Haley to Washington
University will enhance our faculty and strengthen our Asian initiatives.
We are fortunate to be able to attract an individual who will add so much
to our educational and scholarly programs."
Haley's appointment furthers the law school's already strong commitment
to international legal scholarship and teaching, including its new Institute
for Global Legal Studies. "John Haley is this nation's leading Japanese
legal studies scholar and a major figure in international and comparative
law both here and abroad," Dean Joel Seligman said. "He will significantly
strengthen our joint-degree program in East Asian studies and our LLM
program for international students, as well as offer outstanding teaching
to our JD students. He is a phenomenal catch."
The author or editor of nine books and monographs, Haley wrote Authority
Without Power: Law and the Japanese Paradox and an article on "The
Myth of the Reluctant Litigant"--both considered leading works in the field.
J. Mark Ramseyer, the Mitsubishi Professor of Japanese Legal Studies
at Harvard University School of Law, noted, "We live in a rapidly integrating
world, and a world where Japan plays a pivotal role. Within that context,
what happens in Japan has crucial implications for people around the globe.
All that makes Japanese law vitally important to the world, and to us.
It is a field that John Haley has transformed. It is an exciting field
to be a part of, and all of us in it owe the intellectual excitement to
John and to the revolutionary work that he's done."
The law school faculty echoes Wrighton and Seligman's enthusiasm for
Professor Frances Foster, a leading expert in comparative law and the laws
of China and Russia, said, "John Haley's appointment is a momentous event.
He is quite simply the best in the Japanese law field. Throughout my career,
his scholarship has served as a model for my own work on Asian law."
Professor Charles McManis, who specializes in East Asian intellectual
property law, said, "Haley is without peer as a Japanese law scholar.
He will bring tremendous strength to the faculty, not merely because of
his scholarship in Japanese law, but also because of his reputation as
a comparative law scholar generally. He will bring us to the forefront
of East Asian studies."
Stephen Legomsky, the Charles F. Nagel Professor of International and
Comparative Law and director of the Institute for Global Legal Studies,
concurred: "John Haley is a stunning hire. His vision, his visibility,
and his vigor will all animate our new Institute for Global Legal Studies
and shine an additional international spotlight on Washington University
School of Law."
"I am deeply honored by the invitation to join so distinguished a faculty
and to participate in so exciting a program," Haley said. "I am eager
Professor Haley received his bachelors degree in 1964
from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton
University, his LLB in 1969 from Yale University School of Law, and his LLM
in 1971 from the University of Washington in Seattle.