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LL.M. LL.B. Takao SUAMI Professor of Law, Waseda Law School, Tokyo


1974-1979 The University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law, LL.B. Degree
1979-1981 The Legal Research and Training Institute, Tokyo, Practical Training
1981-1987 Attorney at Law in Tokyo, Japan. Court litigation on behalf of corporations and individuals, negotiation and drafting of contracts
1987-1988 Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York, LL.M. Degree
1988-1994 Senior Associate with De Bandt, van Hecke & Lagae, Brussels. Practice in corporate law as well as the European Community Law including competition law
1990-1993 Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Faculty of Law, Leuven, LL.M., degree cum laude
1994-1996 Associate Professor of Yokohama National University, Graduate School of International & Business Law in Kanagawa, Japan. In charge of European Community Law
1996-2004 Professor of Waseda University, School of Law in Tokyo. In charge of European Union Law and International Business Transactions
since 2004 Professor of Waseda Law School in Tokyo. In charge of European Union Law, European Competition Law, Current developments of Japanese Law, Professional Responsibility and Civil Justice Clinic. Former Director of the Waseda Law School, Legal Clinic L.P.C


Daini-Tokyo Bar Association, 1981-1994, since 2005
The European Union Studies Association, Japan, since 1991
Brussels Flemish Bar Association, enrolled on the List of Foreign Attorneys, 1993-1994
The Japan Association of International Economic Law, since 1994
The Japanese Association of International Law, since 1997
The Japanese Association of Sociology of Law, since 1995
The International Law Association, Japan Branch, 2003


The Nice Treaty and the reformation of the EC judicial system - A contribution to the protection of rights of individuals in the Community?, in: European Governance after Nice, Koji Fukuda and Hiroya Akiba eds., 2003
WTO and Local Governments in Japan - Examples of the Agreement on Government Procurement, in: The Japanese Annual of International Law No.46, 57-74, 2003
Peter A. Joy, Shigeo Miyagawa, Takao Suami and Charles D. Wisselberg: Building Clinical Education Programs in a Country without a tradition of graduate professional legal education: Japan Educational Reform as a Case Study, in: Clinical Law Review, Volume 13, No.1, 417-458, 2006
Regional Integration and the Role of the International Court: Experience of the European Court of Justice, in: The Dynamics of East Asian Regionalism in Comparative Perspective 239-260, Tamio Nakamura ed., 2007