John Haley

  • Visiting Professor

Contact

Phone: (206) 685-0688
Email: johaley@uw.edu

John Haley

Selected Publications

  • Comparative Contract Law (John O. Haley ed., Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017). 976 pages.

See the full list under the Publications tab below.

John Owen Haley is an internationally recognized scholar of comparative and Japanese law. His 1991 book, Authority without Power: Law and the Japanese Paradox, and his article, "The Myth of the Reluctant Litigant," are considered leading works in the field. His most recent books include two casebooks: a new edition in two volumes (2010 and forthcoming) of The Civil Law Tradition: Europe, Latin America and East Asia (Charlottesville: Michie Company, 1994) and Fundamentals of Transnational Litigation: The United States, Canada, Japan, and the European Union (New Providence, N.J.: LexisNexis, 2012, 2nd ed. 2014). His other most notable publications include Legal Innovations in Asia: Judicial Lawmaking and the Influence of Comparative Law (Cheltenham, UK and Northhampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2014), edited with Toshiko Takenaka; Antitrust in Germany and Japan: The First Fifty Years, 1947-1998 (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2001), the first comparative study of German and Japanese antitrust law in English; and The Spirit of Japanese Law, (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1998, paperback ed. 2006). His most recent publication is Law's Political Foundations: Rivers, Rifles, Rice, and Religion (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016).

In addition to introductory courses on Japanese and Korean law, he has taught comparative law (focusing on France, Germany, Italy, and Spain in Western Europe, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico in Latin America, and Indonesia, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand in East Asia), transnational litigation, contracts and administrative law. Before joining Vanderbilt's law faculty, Professor Haley retired from Washington University's law faculty, where he was the William R. Ortwein Distinguished Professor of Law and director of the Whitney R. Harris Institute for Global Legal Studies from 2002-07. Before joining the law faculty at Washington University, he had served as the Garvey, Schubert and Barer Professor of Law and International Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has taught and lectured internationally in Australia, Colombia, China, Germany, Japan, Lithuania, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand.

Peer Reviewed Journals & Law Reviews

  • John O. Haley, Article 9 in the Post-Sunakawa World: Continuity and Deterrence Within a Transforming Global Context, 26 Wash. Int'l L.J. 1-16 (2017).
  • John O. Haley, Public Prosecution in Japan, in Oxford Handbooks Online (Dec. 2015). 27 pages.
  • John O. Haley, The Role of Courts in “’Making’ Law in Japan: The Communitarian Conservatism of Japanese Judges, 22 Pac. Rim L. & Pol’y J. 491-503 (2013).
  • John O. Haley, Introduction. Beyond Retribution: An Integrated Approach to Restorative Justice, 36 Wash. U. J. L. & Pol’y 1-16 (2011).
  • John O. Haley, Constitutional Adjudication in Japan: Context, Structures, and Values, 88 Wash. U. L. Rev. 1467-91 (2011).
  • John O. Haley, Inside Japan's Community Controls: Lessons for America?, Responsive Community, Spring 1999, at 22-34.
  • John O. Haley, Apology and Pardon: Learning from Japan, 41 Am. Behav. Scientist 842-67 (1998), reprinted in Civic Repentance 97-120 (Amitai Etzioni ed., Rowman & Littlefield, 1999).
  • John Owen Haley, The Myth of the Reluctant Litigant, 4 J. Japanese Stud. 359-90 (1978).

Books or Treatises

  • Comparative Contract Law (John O. Haley ed., Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017). 976 pages.
  • John O. Haley, Law's Political Foundations: Rivers, Rifles, Rice, and Religion (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016). 256 pages.
  • John Henry Merryman, David S. Clark & John Owen Haley, The Contemporary Civil Law Tradition: Europe, Latin America, and East Asia (2d ed. Carolina Academic Press, 2015). 1190 pages.
  • John O. Haley, Fundamentals of Transnational Litigation: The United States, Canada, Japan, and the European Union (2d ed., LexisNexis, 2014).
  • Legal Innovations in Asia: Judicial Lawmaking and the Influence of Comparative Law (John O. Haley & Toshiko Takenaka eds., Edward Elgar Publishing, 2014). 392 pages.
  • John O. Haley, Fundamentals of Transnational Litigation: The United States, Canada, Japan, and the European Union (LexisNexis, 2012). 958 pages.
  • John O. Haley, Antitrust in Germany and Japan: The First Fifty Years, 1947-1998 (University of Washington Press, 2001). 249 pages.
  • John Owen Haley, The Spirit of Japanese Law (University of Georgia Press, 1998). 251 pages.
  • John Henry Merryman, David S. Clark & John Owen Haley, The Civil Law Tradition: Europe, Latin America, and East Asia. Cases and Materials (LexisNexis, 1994). 1278 pages.
  • John Owen Haley, Authority Without Power: Law and the Japanese Paradox (Oxford University Press, 1991). 258 pages.

Book Chapters

  • John O. Haley, The First Decades, 1961--2000, in Legal Innovations in Asia: Judicial Lawmaking and the Influence of Comparative Law 7-21 (John O. Haley & Toshiko Takenaka eds., Edward Elgar Publishing, 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).
  • John O. Haley, Japan: A Society of Rights?, in Legitimacy, Legal Development and Change: Law and Modernization Reconsidered 251-59 (David K. Linnan ed., Ashgate, 2012).
  • John Haley, Harmonized Rules, Peculiar Law: Recent Developments in Japanese [Competition] Law, in Towards WTO Competition Rules: Key Issues and Comments on the WTO Report (1998) on Trade and Competition 137-50 (Roger Zach ed., Kluwer Law International, 1999).
  • John Haley, Error, Irony and Convergence: A Comparative Study of the Origins and Development of Competition Policy in Postwar Germany and Japan, in Festschrift for Wolfgang Fikentscher 886-918 (Mohr Siebeck, 1998).