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Volume 21  |  Issue 3  |  June 2012

INTRODUCTION: THE FUKUSHIMA DAI-ICHI NUCLEAR DISASTER AND THE FUTURE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY PROGRAMS IN JAPAN AND EAST ASIA

Hiroshi Fukurai
21 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 427

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CORPORATE LIABILITY, GOVERNMENT LIABILITY, AND THE FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR DISASTER

Eri Osaka
21 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 433

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WILL CHINA'S 12TH FIVE YEAR PLAN ALLOW FOR SUFFICIENT NUCLEAR POWER TO SUPPORT IT BOOMING ECONOMY IN THE NEXT TWENTY YEARS?

Patricia Blazey
21 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 461

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ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION DESIGN IN FINANCIAL MARKETS--SOME MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS: HONG KONG'S PROPOSED FINANCIAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTER INT EH CONTEXT OF THE EXPERIENCE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, AND SINGAPORE

Shahla F. Ali & Antonio Da Roza
21 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 485

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AN EARLY TRAGEDY OF COMPARATIVE CONSTITUTIONALISM: FRANK GOODNOW AND THE CHINESE REPUBLIC 

Jedidiah Kroncke
21 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 533

This article recovers a lost episode in the neglected early history of comparative constitutionalism in the United States. In 1913, pioneering comparative lawyer Frank Goodnow went to China to assist the new Chinese Republic in the writing of its first constitution. Goodnow’s mission reflected the growing interest of the United States in China’s legal development in this era, and his constitution-writing project won broad support from the U.S. legal profession. Goodnow’s tenure ultimately generated great controversy when he advised China’s leaders to adopt a constitutional monarchy rather than continue on as a republic. This article describes this controversy and how the international engagement of the United States was increasingly shaped in the early twentieth century by the attempted export of U.S. legal models as a presumptively altruistic mechanism of modernization. Goodnow’s allegiance to comparative legal science agitated against this more parochial view of legal internationalism, and in the end he was excommunicated from U.S. foreign policy affairs. More broadly, this article shows how the early history of comparative constitutionalism in the United States had its roots in the early twentieth century discourse on colonial administration. Goodnow and other U.S. lawyers of the era turnedto indirect engagements with foreign legal reform only after the popular rejection of colonialism that had been constitutionally sanctioned by the now infamous Insular Cases. This article further argues that these colonial roots and Goodnow’s feckless misadventure in China hold key lessons for today’s comparative constitutionalists. It provides a vivid example of how the technocratic illusion of engaging in depoliticized legal reform abroad is self-defeating and untenable. Further, it warns against the inherent tensions between a methodologically coherent comparative law and the desire to export U.S. constitutional models abroad, and how such tensions can undercut clear-sighted understanding of foreign legal developments.

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THE INHERITANCE OF INEQUALITY: HUKOU AND RELATED BARRIERS TO COMPULSORY EDUCATION FOR CHINA'S MIGRANT CHILDREN

Jessica L. Montgomery
21 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 591

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FINDING A COUNTRY TO CALL HOME: A FRAMEWORK FOR EVALUATING LEGISLATION TO REDUCE STATELESSNESS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Alec Paxton
21 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 624

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GENDER-SPECIFIC PRISON REFORM: ADDRESSING HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS AGAINST WOMEN IN RUSSIA'S PRISONS

Courtney M. Skiles
21 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 655

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Volume 21  |  Issue 2  |  March 2012

THE BRAVE NEW WORLD OF LAWYERS IN JAPAN REVISITED: PROCEEDINGS OF A PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE JAPANESE LEGAL PROFESSION AFTER THE 2008 FINANCIAL CRISIS AND THE 2011 TŌHOKU EARTHQUAKE

Bruce E. Aronson
21 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 255

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A BATTLE BETWEEN LAW AND SOCIETY IN MICRONESIA: AN EXAMPLE OF ORIGINALISM GONE AWRY

Brian Z. Tamanaha
21 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 295

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WHY LAND TENURE REFORM IS THE KEY TO POLITICAL STABILITY IN TONGA

Kersti Harter Kennedy
21 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 327

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SEPARATION OF RELIGION AND STATE IN JAPAN: A PRAGMATIC INTERPRETATION OF ARTICLES 20 AND 89 OF THE JAPANESE CONSTITUTION

Andrew B. Van Winkle
21 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 363

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MALAYSIA’S WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION CHALLENGE TO THE EUROPEAN UNION’S RENEWABLE ENERGY DIRECTIVE: AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

Michael W. Meredith
21 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 399

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Volume 21  |  Issue 1  |  January 2012

WHY STUDY ISLAMIC LEGAL PROFESSIONALS?

Clark B. Lombardi & R. Michael Feener
21 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 1

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THE ISLAMIC LEGAL SYSTEM IN INDONESIA

Mark E. Cammack & R. Michael Feener
21 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 13

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THE TRAINING, APPOINTMENT, AND SUPERVISION OF ISLAMIC JUDGES IN INDONESIA

Euis Nurlaelawati & Abdurrahman Rahim
21 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 43

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THE TRAINING, APPOINTMENT, AND SUPERVISION OF ISLAMIC LAWYERS IN INDONESIA

Ratno Lukito
21 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 65

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THE ISLAMIC LEGAL SYSTEM IN MALAYSIA

Farid S. Shuaib
21 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 85

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THE TRAINING, APPOINTMENT, AND SUPERVISION OF ISLAMIC JUDGES IN MALAYSIA

Najibah M. Zin
21 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 115

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THE TRAINING, APPOINTMENT, AND SUPERVISION OF ISLAMIC LAWYERS IN THE FEDERAL TERRITORIES OF MALAYSIA

Amanda Whiting
21 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 133

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THE ISLAMIC LEGAL SYSTEM IN SINGAPORE

Ahmad Nizam bin Abbas
21 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 163

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THE TRAINING, APPOINTMENT, AND SUPERVISION OF ISLAMIC JUDGES IN SINGAPORE

Muhammad Haniff Hassan & Sharifah Thuraiya Su‛ad Ahmad Alhabshi
21 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 189

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THE TRAINING, APPOINTMENT, AND SUPERVISION OF ISLAMIC LAWYERS IN SINGAPORE

Nik Hasyila Bte Nik Ibrahim
21 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 215

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SOURCES OF LAW, SOURCES OF AUTHORITY: THE FAILURE OF THE PHILIPPINES’ CODE OF MUSLIM PERSONAL LAWS

Gregory M. Chiarella
21 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 223

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