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About Masayuki Tamaruya

Professor Masayuki Tamaruya, a scholar in comparative law, with emphasis on Anglo-American law, joined the College of Law, Rikkyo University in 2005, after successfully completing the term of research associate at the Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo.
Professor Tamaruya received his Bachelor of Law (Ho-gakushi) in 2000 from Tokyo University. From 2000 to 2005, he was a research associate for Professor Norio Higuchi at the Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo. Upon completing the term as a research associate, he submitted a thesis, The American Law from the Trial Court Perspective, which was subsequently published from University of Tokyo Press (2006) (in Japanese).
From 2001 to 2003, he spent two years in the United States as a Fulbright Scholar. He received LL.M. in 2002 from New York University School of Law, where he was a Houser Global Scholar. From August to December, 2002, he was a visiting researcher at New York University School of Law. From January to July, 2003, he was a visiting scholar at University of Wisconsin Law School, East Asian Legal Studies Center. While in Madison, he also served as a part-time intern for the Honorable Barbara B. Crabb of the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin.
After joining the College, Professor Tamaruya spent his two-year sabbatical leave in the United Kingdom. From 2008-09, he was a visiting scholar to the Faculty of Law and Magdalene College, University of Cambridge. From 2009-10, he was a research student at Clare College, University of Cambridge, where he he obtained Diploma in Legal Studies in 2011 for his thesis, Patterns of Anglo-American Civil Procedure Reform.
Professor Tamaruya's research areas include comparative law, civil procedure, constitutional law, medical law, and trust law. Currently, he is working on comparative projects on English and American civil procedure and trust law.


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