Keio International Dispute Resolution Series-Symposium
May 10, 2016
On Wednesday, April 27, Keio University Law School held the Keio International Dispute Resolution Series-Symposium at the North Hall on Mita Campus. Recently, Keio University Law School submitted an application for approval of an LL.M. (Master of Law) degree program in Global Legal Practice, with instruction entirely in the English language. The aim of the symposium was to initiate broad discussions on the increasingly important role of international law.
Following Dean of Keio University Law School Professor Naoya Katayama’s welcome address, panel discussions on the topic of international dispute resolution and its practice were held in the morning. The afternoon session kicked off with President Atsushi Seike’s remarks, and Professors Rikako Watai and Hajime Yamamoto of Keio University Law School talked about the new LL.M. Program in Global Legal Practice. This was followed by the Honorable Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon of the Supreme Court of Singapore, who delivered a keynote speech on the current trends surrounding law and legal education. He also welcomed the establishment of the LL.M. Program in Global Legal Practice at Keio University, expressing his hope that the program will succeed in developing promising future legal professionals. Then, the Honorable Justice Anselmo Reyes and Justice Yasuhei Taniguchi of the Singapore International Commercial Court then delivered their speeches. The audience listened to the various speakers and discussions with rapt attention from start to finish.