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Wayne Law to host Visiting Japanese Judge, March 29

March 05, 2010

DETROIT (March 5, 2010) – Judge Kentaro Ono of the Osaka District Court will present a lecture titled "An Introduction to Japanese Juvenile Delinquency Procedure” at 12:15 p.m. on March 29, 2010 in the third floor faculty lounge of the Law School.

“We are once again pleased to welcome Judge Ono to the Law School,” said Wayne Law Dean and Professor of Law Robert M. Ackerman. “His past observations on criminal procedure in the Japanese courts have provided Wayne Law students, faculty, staff and friends with a better understanding of our own legal system. We look forward to new observations and further discussion.”

Judge Ono is here as part of a special arrangement, which began in 2007 between Wayne Law, the Third Circuit Court of Michigan and the Supreme Court of Japan. The arrangement 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 Ono served on the Tokyo District Court as a judge from October 2005 through March 2008. In April 2008, he was appointed to the Sakai Branch of the Osaka District Court. 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.

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

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