Instructor Karyn Paula Kandell

Area and Subject Taught American Law
Research Theme(s) International Business Transactions, American Law, Anglo-American Law
Academic Degrees J.D. (Juris Doctor), University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law (Berkeley Law)
B.S.W. (Bachelor of Social Work), McGill University
Keywords for Research Field International Contracts, Jury System, Law and Culture
Office Phone Number 81-75-705-1693

Research Overview

As to International Business Transactions, I have been researching the law, legal systems, business practices and cultures of different jurisdictions and the relationships among them. I am also interested in the legal changes that have resulted from globalization and changes in the world order, especially in the emerging market economies, the former emerging market economies and developing countries.
As to American Law and Anglo-American Law, as I am a lawyer and member of the California State Bar Association, my research tends to focus on practical and topical issues.
As to all three areas, I have also been studying dispute resolution.
Most importantly for prospective students, much of what I research depends on my students’ particular interests. In many of my classes we study topics based on the students’ interests and I conduct research accordingly.

Notable Publications and Works

Reflections on Twenty Years of Teaching Law in English in Japan: Experience - Based Comments and Tips on Legal Education in a Foreign Language
A Preliminary Approach for Japanese Learners of American Law: A Brief Introduction to Federalism and Other Basics.
Musings on Some Practical Points about Law and the Real World: Life Lessons on the Importance of Being Thorough
Law in the News (I): Legal Challenges to Unpaid Internships
The Japanese Product Liability Act (I) (co-author)
The Japanese Product Liability Act (II) (co-author)