RIJS People Faculty
J. MARK RAMSEYER
Mitsubishi Professor of Japanese Legal Studies
Harvard Law School
A graduate of Goshen College (B.A., History), the University of Michigan (M.A., Japanese Studies), and Harvard (J.D., magna cum laude), Professor Mark Ramseyer teaches courses in corporate law and Japanese law at the Law School. He has been a Fulbright fellow at the University of Tokyo (1985-86), and a member of the faculty of UCLA (1986-92) and the University of Chicago (1992-98). He has also taught courses at Hitotsubashi University (in Japanese), the University of Tokyo (in Japanese), Tohoku University (in Japanese), and the University of Virginia. At Chicago, he chaired the Committee on Japanese Studies for several years. Professor Ramseyer is the author of many articles, as well as author, co-author or editor of the following books: Ho to keizaigaku (1990; written in Japanese); Cases and Materials on Business Associations (4th edition, 2000, co-edited with Stephen M. Bainbridge); Japan's Political Marketplace (1993, with Frances Rosenbluth); Law and Investment in Japan (1994, co-edited with Yanagida, et al.); The Politics of Oligarchy (1995, with Frances Rosenbluth); Odd Markets in Japanese History (1996); Japanese Law (1998, with Minoru Nakazato); Nihon keizai ron no gokai (The Misunderstandings in the Theory of the Japanese Economy) (2001, with Yoshiro Miwa); Japanese Law: The Political Economy of Japanese Law (2001); Japanese Law in Context: Readings in Society, the Economy, and Politics (2001, with Curtis J. Milhaupt & Michael K. Young, eds); Agency, Partnerships, and Limited Liability Entities: Unincorporated Business Associations (2001, with William A. Klein & Stephen M. Bainbridge, eds.); Nihon sangyo ron no gokai (With Yoshiro Miwa, 2002), Measuring Judicial Independence (with Eric Rasmusen, 2003), The Japanese Legal System (with Curtis J. Milhaupt and Mark West, eds., 2006; 2012, 2d ed.; The Fable of the Keiretsu: Urban Legends of the Japanese Economy (2006, with Yoshiro Miwa); Keizaigaku no tsukaikata: Jisshoteki Nihon keizai ron nyumon [The Usage of Economics: An Introduction to the Empirical Study of the Japanese Economy] (2007, with Yoshiro Miwa); Corporate Law Stories (editor, 2009); and Business Organizations (2012).