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Public Law, Private Practice

Darryl Flaherty
Published on: July 22, 2013

This social and political history argues that legal modernity sprouted from indigenous roots and helped delineate a budding nation’s public and private spheres. Tracing the transition of law regimes from Edo to Meiji, Darryl E. Flaherty shows how the legal profession emerged as a force for change in modern Japan and highlights its lasting contributions in founding private universities, political parties, and a national association of lawyers that contributed to legal reform during the twentieth century.

Click here to read John O. Haley’s (Vanderbilt Law School) book review.

 

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