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Prime Time For Japan To Take Another Step Forward In Lay Participation: Exploring Expansion To Civil Trials, Matthew J. Wilson Aug 2012

Prime Time For Japan To Take Another Step Forward In Lay Participation: Exploring Expansion To Civil Trials, Matthew J. Wilson

Matthew J. Wilson

As juries in the U.S. and other parts of the world have increasingly come under attack, many countries in Asia have recently turned to juries or quasi-juries in an effort to enhance judicial credibility, ensure justice, facilitate civic engagement, and even stimulate economic reform and recovery. In fact, Japan has led the recent movement of citizen participation in criminal judicial proceedings, and other Asian powers including South Korea, Taiwan, and China have followed its lead to varying degrees. Eyes around the world are focusing on Japan to see how its new jury system (more commonly known as its “lay ...


Demystifying The Determination Of Foreign Law In U.S. Courts: Opening The Door To A Greater Global Understanding, Matthew J. Wilson Jun 2011

Demystifying The Determination Of Foreign Law In U.S. Courts: Opening The Door To A Greater Global Understanding, Matthew J. Wilson

Matthew J. Wilson

With globalization and the proliferation of international commercial interaction, U.S. courts commonly encounter issues governed by the laws of other sovereigns. These encounters arise by virtue of private agreements or choice-of-law rules covering contractual relationships, cross-border conduct, tortuous acts, employment matters, intellectual property rights, and various other legal foundations. Because the substantive law applied in an international lawsuit can be outcome-determinative, it is important to accurately ascertain and determine the relevant law. In fact, the proper functioning of private international law in a domestic system is based on the appropriate application of law.

U.S. federal and state courts ...