Daniel Foote

  • Affiliate Professor of Law
  • Dan Fenno Henderson Professor Emeritus

Contact

Email: footedh@uw.edu

Daniel Foote

Education

J.D. magna cum laude 1981, Harvard A.B. magna cum laude 1976, Harvard Waseda University, Tokyo, 1974 - 1975

Curriculum Vitae

Recent Courses

LAW B 516 International Contracting

Daniel H. Foote is Dan Fenno Henderson Professor Emeritus and Senior Advisor to the Asian Law Center. He is Professor of Law at The University of Tokyo, where he holds the post in Sociology of Law.

Foote is a leading scholar on Japanese law. Individually or jointly, he has written or edited eight books and over seventy articles and book chapters in the fields of Japanese and comparative law, including many works in Japanese. Major research interests include legal education, the legal profession, the judiciary, criminal justice, dispute resolution, justice system reform, labor and employment, legal implications of the 2011 disaster, and the interrelationship between Japanese law and law elsewhere in Asia. His research involves a heavy focus on the relationship between law and society, with a strong empirical focus.

In addition to UW and UTokyo, Foote has taught as visiting professor at Harvard Law School, UCLA, and Kagoshima University; and he has lectured widely. Foote also has an extensive record of public service. He has served on numerous government, professional and academic councils and committees.

Peer Reviewed Journals & Law Reviews


Books or Treatises

  • [Toward Empirical Social Science of Law: The Festschrift for Professor Masayuki MURAYAMA’s 70th Birthday] (Daniel H. Foote & Ryu Hamano eds., Shinzansha 2019). 570 pp.
  • Yukio Yanagida & Daniel H. Foote, H?b?do: Takuetsu no himitsu -- H?b?do r? suk?ru no eichi ni manabu [Harvard: Secrets to Its Preeminence -- Learning from the Wisdom of Harvard Law School] (Y?hikaku, 2010). 266 pages.
  • Gendai Nihon no funs? shori to minji shih? 3: Saiban keiken to sosh? k?d? [Civil Justice and Dispute Resolution in Contemporary Japan 3: Litigation Experience and Litigation Behavior] (Daniel H. Foote & Sh?z? ?ta eds., University of Tokyo Press, 2010). 265 pages.
  • H?shakaigaku no shinsedai [A New Generation for Sociology of Law] (Sh?z? ?ta, Ry? Hamano, Daniel H. Foote & Masayuki Murayama eds., Y?hikaku, 2009). 371 pages.
  • Law in Japan: A Turning Point (Daniel H. Foote ed., University of Washington Press, 2007). 667 pages.
  • Daniel H. Foote, Na mo nai kao mo nai shih?: Nihon no saiban wa kawaru no ka [Nameless Faceless Justice: Will Japan’s Courts Change?] (Masayuki Tamaruya trans., NTT Shuppan, 2007), 356 pages.
  • Daniel H. Foote, Saiban to shakai: shih? no “j?shiki” saik? [The Courts and Society: Reconsidering “Common Knowledge” Regarding Justice] (Masayuki Tamaruya trans., NTT Shuppan, 2006). 328 pages.
  • Tokeru sakai koeru h? (4): media to seido [Dissolving Borders, Transcending Law (4): Media and Systems] (Daniel H. Foote & Yasuo Hasebe eds.) (Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, 2005). 179 pages.
  • Yukio Yanagida, Daniel H. Foote, Edward S. Johnson, Jr., J. Mark Ramseyer & Hugh T. Scogin, Jr., Law and Investment in Japan: Cases and Materials (2d ed. Harvard University Press, 2000). 557 pages.
  • Yukio Yanagida, Daniel H. Foote, Edward S. Johnson, Jr., J. Mark Ramseyer & Hugh T. Scogin, Jr., Law and Investment in Japan: Cases and Materials (Harvard University Press, 1994). 734 pages.

Book Chapters

  • Daniel H. Foote, A Passion for Wakai, in Wakai wa Mirai wo Tsukuru: Kusano Yoshir? Sensei Koki Kinen [Conciliation Will Build the Future: Essays in Honor of Kusano Yoshir Sensei for His Seventieth Birthday] 515-22 (Yoshinaka Toyoda et al. eds., Shinzansha 2018).
  • Daniel H. Foote, Achievements of the Justice System Reform Council, in [Essays in Honor of Professor Masahito Inouye for His Seventieth Birthday] 862(1)-842(21) (Tadashi Sakamaki, Yutaka Ysawa & Toshihiro Kawaide eds., Yhikaku 2019).
  • Daniel H. Foote, “Lawyers in Every Corner of Society”: A Progress Report, in [Toward Empirical Social Science of Law: The Festschrift for Professor Masayuki Murayama’s 70th Birthday] 153-74 (Daniel H. Foote & Ryu Hamano eds., Shinzansha 2019).
  • Daniel H. Foote, Saiban’in seido ni taisuru ishiki ch?sa; kenky? no igi to kongo no kadai [Attitude Survey Regarding the Saiban’in System: Significance of the Research and Future Tasks], in Nihonhin kara mita saiban’in seido [The Lay Participation (Saiban’in) System, as Viewed by the Japanese] (Matsumura Yoshiyuki, Ota Sh?z?, Kinoshita Manako eds., Keiso Shobo, forthcoming 2015).
  • Daniel H. Foote, H?ritsuka no yakuwari: Gassh?koku to no hikaku o ch?shin ni [The Roles of Jurists: Centered on Comparisons with the United States], in H? no hend? no ninaite [The Bearers of Legal Change] (Atsushi Omura ed., Iwanami Shoten, forthcoming 2015) (Gendaih? no d?tai, vol. 5).
  • Daniel H. Foote, Cause Lawyering in Japan: Reflections on the Case Studies and Justice Reform, in Going to Court to Change Japan: Social Movements and the Law in Contemporary Japan 165-80 (Patricia O. Steinhoff ed., University of Michigan Center for Japanese Studies, 2014).
  • John O. Haley & Daniel H. Foote, Judicial Law-making and the Creation of Legal Norms in Japan: A Dialogue, in Legal Innovations in Asia: Judicial Lawmaking and the Influence of Comparative Law 77-122 (John O. Haley & Toshiko Takenaka eds., Edward Elgar Publishing, 2014).
  • Daniel H. Foote, Introduction and Overview, in Law in Japan: A Turning Point xix-xxxix (Daniel H. Foote ed., University of Washington Press, 2007). 667 pages.
  • Daniel H. Foote, Keiken, tay?sei, soshite h? [Experience, Diversity, and the Law], in Ayako Nozaki, Seigi, kazoku, h? no k?z? tenkan: riberaru feminizumu no saiteii [The Structural Transformation of Justice, the Family, and Law: A Repositioning of Liberal Feminism] 227-37 (Kei Yoshinaga trans., Keis? Shob?, 2003).
  • Daniel H. Foote, Amerikajin wa Nihonjin yori Nihonteki na no ka? [Are Americans More Japanese Than the Japanese?], in Ningen no kokoro to h? [People’s Souls and the Law] 212-42 ((Hayao Kawai & Masunobu Kat? eds., Y?hikaku, 2003).
  • Daniel H. Foote, Reflections on Japan’s Cooperative Adversary Process, in The Japanese Adversary System in Context: Controversies and Comparisons 29-41 (Malcolm Feeley & Setsuo Miyazawa eds., Palgrave Macmillan, 2002).
  • Daniel H. Foote, Deregulation and Labor Law: The United States, in Deregulation and Labour Law: In Search of a Labour Concept for the 21st Century 147-68 (Roger Blanplain ed., Kluwer, 2000), reprinted in Il diritto del lavoro statunitense: un sistema deregolamento? (Michele Tiraboschi tr.), Diritto delle Relazioni Industriali, no. 2, 1999 at 125-37.
  • Daniel Foote, Reflections of a Former Law Clerk, in 2 Matsuo K?ya Sensei Koki Shukuga Ronbunsh?, Gekan [Essays in Honor of Professor K?ya Matsuo on the Occasion of His Seventieth Birthday] 796(1)-751(46) (Kuniji Shibahara, Noriyuki Nishida & Masahito Inouye eds., Yuhikaku, 1998).

Book Reviews

  • Daniel H. Foote, Legal Scholarship in Japan, 5 Asian J. L.& Soc’y 205-8 (2018) (reviewing The Legal Process in Contemporary Japan: A Festschrift in Honor of Professor Setsuo Miyazawa’s 70th Birthday (Keiichi Ageishi, Hiroshi tsuka, Katsuhiro Musashi & Mari Hirayama eds.).
  • Daniel H. Foote, Book Reviews, 42 J. Japanese Stud. 230-36 (2017) (reviewing Dimitri Vanoverbeke, Juries in the Japanese Legal System: The Continuing Struggle for Citizen Participation and Democracy and Matthew J. Wilson, Hiroshi Fukurai & Takashi Maruta, Japan and Civil Jury Trials: The Convergence of Forces).
  • Daniel H. Foote, Book Review, Who Rules Japan?: Popular Participation in the Japanese Legal Process (Leon Wolff, Luke Nottage & Kent Anderson eds. 2015), 26 Wash. Int’l L. J. 137-45 (2017).
  • Daniel H. Foote, Book Review, 26 Wash. Int'l L.J. 137-45 (2017) (reviewing Who Rules Japan?: Popular Participation in the Japanese Legal Process (Leon Wolff, Luke Nottage & Kent Anderson eds., 2015).

News Media

  • Daniel Foote, "Shihô ni nani o nozomu ka" (What I Desire for the Justice System), 1170 Jurisuto 146 (2000).
  • Daniel Foote, "Nichibei hikaku keiji shihô no kôgi o furikaette" (Perspectives from Teaching Comparative US-Japan Criminal Justice), 1148 Jurisuto 165 (1999).
  • Daniel Foote, "Nihon ni okeru keiji shihô - keizokusei to henka" (Continuity and Change in Japanese Criminal Justice), 36 Hikakuhô 69 (1999).
  • Daniel Foote, “Nihon no kyôchôteki tôjishashugi’ no kôsatsu,” 115 Hô no shihai 92 (1999). (Japanese translation of above article, “Reflections on Japan’s Cooperative ‘Adversary’ System.”).

  • Speaker, "Lawyers in Every Corner of Society?: Recent Trends for the Japanese Legal Profession", EALS Lunchtime Talk, Harvard Law School East Asian Legal Studies Program, Cambridge (September 27, 2019)
  • Speaker, "The Japan Civil Litigation Research Project: Examination of Lawyer-Related Findings, in Comparison to Ten Years Earlier", Research Committee on Sociology of Law International Congress, (June 19, 2019)
  • Discussant, [The First 10 Years of the Saiban’in System and the System for Mandatory Indictment by Prosecution Review Committees — With Foreign Perspectives], Hakuoh University (May 18, 2019)
  • Speaker, "Mini-Syposium 1 Related to the Conference Main Theme: Justice System Reform as Viewed Internationally]", Annual Meeting, Japanese Association for Sociology of Law (May 11, 2019)
  • Panelist, "Transparency & Privacy in Cyberspace", Keio University Law School-University of Washington School of Law Annual Conference, (March 20, 2019)
  • Speaker, "Carlos Ghosn and Japanese Criminal Justice", Asian Law Lecture, University of Washington School of Law (February 20, 2019)
  • Speaker, "The Advent of AI and Implications for the Legal Profession and Legal Education", Lunchbox Session, Queensland University of Technology, School of Law (December 4, 2018)
  • Speaker, ""Lawyers in Every Corner of Society": A Progress Report", Twilight Seminar, Bond University Law School (December 3, 2018)
  • Keynote, "Revisiting "The Benevolent Paternalism of Japanese Criminal Justice"", Annual Meeting, Asian Law and Society Association (November 30, 2018)
  • Panelist, "Professional Development and Career Strategies", 2018 Annual Meeting, Early Career Workshop, Asian Law and Society Association (November 29, 2018)
  • Speaker, "Legal Education in the United States", 14th Myanmar Training in Japan, (November 15, 2018)
  • Discussant, New Perspectives in Japanese Law, Harvard Law School East Asian Legal Studies Program (September 28, 2018)
  • Speaker, "Japanese Law from the 1800s: Still Relevant Today?", Summer School: Japanese Law in the XXI Century, University of Turin (September 13, 2018)
  • Speaker, "Legal Education in Japan: Concerns, Reforms, Future Prospects", Summer School: Japanese Law in the XXI Century, Collegio Carlo Alberto (September 11, 2018)
  • Speaker, "The Japanese Legal Profession: What’s Changed, What Hasn’t", Summer School: Japanese Law in the XXI Century, Collegio Carlo Alberto (September 11, 2018)