Hisashi Harata

Institution: University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law

Professor Hisashi Harata teaches private international law, international civil procedure, and international commercial arbitration at the University of Tokyo Faculty of Law. He specializes in private international law and comparative law, with a focus on the relationship and interaction between the Western legal tradition and Asian legal systems. His current project aims to construct a framework of transnational law that addresses problems from across a wide range of legal subfields. Proficient in English, French, Italian, and German, he is a frequent visitor at institutions including the former Department of Roman Law at the University of Naples Federico II, and the law schools of Cornell University, Columbia University, University of Michigan, and National University of Singapore.

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