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.