Research and Education Center for Japanese Law


Nagoya University President’s Award for Academic Year 2023

On March 25, Mr. Davronbek Ubaydullaev, a doctoral student in the Graduate School of Law, was awarded Nagoya University President's Award in the category of "Commitment to Extracurricular Activities". The Award was presented for his efforts in supporting dormitory residents and activities for enhancing Resident Assistant activities within the university, as well as his contributions to international exchange activities outside the university.Congratulations, Mr. Davronbek Ubaydullaev!

Graduation Ceremony Spring 2024

We held the Graduation Ceremony Spring 2024 on March 25.Thirty-one master's students and one doctoral student were conferred their degrees.Vice Dean of the Graduate School personally awarded each student a diploma in turn.Congratulations on your graduation. We wish you all the best for the future.The number of doctor graduates by nationality is as follows.・Japan 1The number of master’s graduates by nationality is as follows.・China 17・Japan 14

Nagoya University successfully participated in the Willem C. Vis East International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Competition

Congratulations to Narimen Lahmidi (NUPACE), Eve Beazley (NUPACE), Tseesuren Khatanbaatar (LLM), Dulasha Don Jayawardanage (G30 Law), for emerging as the champions of the 17th Vis Moot Japan!The 17th Vis Moot Japan is a preparatory moot for the Vis Moot, which is the world’s preeminent moot that centres on international commercial arbitration. In addition to the team’s excellent results at the competition, Eve Beazley also won the Best Oralist Award in the English Division.After taking part in the preparatory competition, the team represented Nagoya University at the 21st Willem C. Vis East International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Hong Kong. The competition saw a total of 140 teams participating from universities across the world.The team gained invaluable experience and demonstrated excellent presentation skills. As a result, Eve Beazley received an Honorable Mention for the Best Individual Oralist.The team would like to thank Prof. Colombo and Prof. Yokomizo for their constant and generous support. The team also expresses their gratitude to their coaches, Dmytro Izotov (LLM) and Nguyen Quang Anh (PhD), for their guidance and invaluable advice.This activity is financially supported by the Shinnippon-Hoki Foundation.

International Conference "Frontiers of Law and Technology"

On February 14 Nagoya University Graduate School of Law organized a conference under the title of "Frontiers of Law and Technology: Technical Innovation to Improve Efficiency and Fairness in the Legal Process". After the welcome and opening remarks given by Prof. Dai Yokomizo (Nagoya University), Prof. Giacomo Rojas Elgueta (University of Roma Tre) gave a keynote speech about "Remote Hearings and the Right to a Fair Hearing in International Arbitration". The speech, commented by Prof. Giorgio Fabio Colombo, was particularly interesting as Prof. Rojas Elgueta was one of the members of the ICCA Taskforce entrusted with checking the legitimacy of remote hearings. The morning was closed by a session in which Nagoya University Ph.D. candidates presented their research: they received comments by Prof. Franco Serena (Nihon University). In the afternoon, graduate students of Nagoya University presented the results of their joint research on "Toward Effective Artificial Intelligence Integration in the Judicial System: Evaluating the Use of Virtual Assistant Tool in Vietnamese Courts with Lessons from China’s Legal System". They received comments by Prof. Rojas Elgueta and Prof. Shiho Kato (The University of Tokyo). The closing keynote speech, jointly delivered by Ms. Athita Komindr (Head, UNCITRAL Regional Center for Asia and the Pacific) and Mr. Alexander Kunzelmann (Secretary to UNCITRAL Working Group IV), offered a comprehensive overview of UNCITRAL texts on e-commerce and digital trade. Prof. Yokomizo acted as a discussant. The event was closed by a short speech by Prof. Colombo. The event was attended by 29 attendees online and in person, representing 12 different nationalities. The event, also made possible thanks to the financial support of the Daiichi Hoki Foundation, is a testimony of Nagoya University Graduate School of Law's strong commitment to research in international commercial law, and to the importance of our relationship with institutional (UNCITRAL) and academic (Roma Tre) partners.