Mayumi Saegusa was a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University, from September 2008 to June 2011. Her focus was contemporary Japan. She received a PhD in Sociology from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2006. During 2006-2007 she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia. During 2007-2008, she was an adjunct instructor at Sopia University and Jyosai University, Japan, and was a researcher at the Japan Federation of Bar Associations. Her primary research interests are institutional analysis, globalization, and law and society in contemporary Japan. At the Centre, she plans to work on a research project on Japan’s development of legal institutions in the rule of law era. This research consists of three parts: 1) Japan’s Current Social Transformation to a Law-Governed Society, 2) the Institutionalization of Alternative Dispute Resolution, and 3) the Promotion of Human Rights: Starbucks’ Influences in Expanding a Smoking-Free Environment in Japan.
Saegusa, Mayumi. 2009. “Why the Japanese Law School System was Established: Cooptation as a Defensive Tactic in the Face of Global Pressures.” Law & Social Inquiry. 34(2): 365-398
Saegusa, Mayumi. 2007. “Japanese Universities’ High Policy Implementability: The Introduction of Law Schools.” University Studies 35:67-79. Tsukuba University
Saegusa, Mayumi and Julian Dierkes. 2006. “Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Japanese Legal Education Reform Era.” Transnational Dispute Management Volume 3 (online journal)
Saegusa, Mayumi and Julian Dierkes. 2005. “Integrating Alternative Dispute Resolution into Japanese Legal Education.” Journal of Japanese Law 20:101-114.