Wayne Law to host visiting Japanese judge

Wayne State University Law School is pleased to announce a lecture by Judge Kentaro Ono of the Osaka District Court at 12:15 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 9, in the third floor faculty lounge of the Law School. His lecture is titled "An Introduction to Japanese Criminal Procedure."

Ono is here as part of a special arrangement which began in 2007 between Wayne Law, the Third Circuit Court of Michigan, and the Supreme Court of Japan. The arrangement provides for a judge from the Japanese judicial system to visit Michigan to research and study the American judicial system, with a special emphasis on Michigan trial courts.

Ono served on the Tokyo District Court as a judge from October 2005 through March 2008. In April 2008, he was appointed to the Sakai Branch of the Osaka District Court. He received his training as a legal apprentice from the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court. He received a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Tokyo.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Lunch is provided. For additional information regarding this event, please contact the Law School Dean's Office at (313) 577-3933.