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Judge Kurachi to lecture on Japanese civil case proceedings Oct. 25

October 21, 2011

DETROIT (Oct. 21, 2011) – Wayne State University Law School is pleased to host a lecture by Judge Yasuhisa Kurachi of the Kobe District Court in Japan. Kurachi will compare Japanese civil case proceedings to the American system. The lecture will take place at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the third floor faculty lounge of the Law School.

Judge Kurachi is here as part of a special arrangement between Wayne Law, the Third Circuit Court of Michigan and the Supreme Court of Japan. The arrangement, which began in 2007, provides for a judge from the Japanese judicial system to visit Michigan to research and study the American judicial system, with a special emphasis on Michigan trial courts.

Judge Kurachi has served on the Kobe District Court as a judge since 2008. He received his training as a legal apprentice from the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court. He received a bachelor of law degree from the University of Tokyo.

“We are pleased to welcome Judge Kurachi to the Law School for this lecture,” said Wayne Law Dean Robert M. Ackerman. “The study and practice of law is becoming increasingly global. This leading Japanese jurist will offer an interesting legal perspective to our students.”

The lecture is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact the Law School Dean’s Office at 313-577-3933.

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