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dc.contributor.authorAnderson, K.en
dc.date.issued2012en
dc.identifier.citationAsian Journal of Comparative Law, 2012; 7(1):1-21en
dc.identifier.issn1932-0205en
dc.identifier.issn1932-0205en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2440/77728-
dc.descriptionExtent: 21 p.en
dc.description.abstractIn 2007 the Academy Award winning director of Shall We Dance released his new film, a critique of the Japanese criminal justice system from a wrongful conviction perspective. In this article, I use the film as a vehicle to serve three disparate goals. First, I provide the first legal critique of the film, a genre of legal scholarship developing over the past 15 years. Second, I use the film to reflect on criminal justice reforms in Japan, in particular the introduction of the Lay Judge System (quasi-jury saiban-in seido) from 2009. Third, I critically ask whether use of film as a legal text assists or distracts from my primary pedagogical objectives in teaching comparative Japanese law. I conclude with a cautious recommendation of I Just Didn’t Do It as legal cinema, as a catalyst for reform of the Japanese criminal justice system and as an educational text.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityKent Andersonen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWalter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KGen
dc.rights© 2012 De Gruyter. All rights reserved.en
dc.subjectComparative law; law and film; criminal justice; legal education; Japanese lawen
dc.titleReflections on I just didn't do it, the lay judge system, and legal education in and out of Japanen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1515/1932-0205.1422en
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
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