YOSHII Atsushi

Yoshii Atsushi
Name
YOSHII Atsushi 吉井 淳
Education
1976 Completion of the Law Program, Tohoku University
1979 LL.M, Law Program, Tohoku University
Instructor, Faculty of Law, Tohoku University
Division for Ocean Affairs and Law of the Sea, United Nations
Professor, Faculty of Law, Setsunan University
Courses
Introductory Seminar
International Law
International Disputes Settlement Procedures
Graduation Seminar
Research topics
At present my research interests center on the question of how international law actually functions in the areas of international disputes resolution and Law of the sea. Unlike the domestic society of individual nations, international society in general has neither a legislative organization invested with authority nor an organization for implementing laws. My research topics provide insights on the function of law in society, because when we deal with issues pertaining to legal validity and efficacy, are many cases in international law that allow us to gauge the utility and technical nature of laws.
My seminar rest on the two pillars of document based research, and field studies. By combining the two, students can evaluate the significance of legal theory through their educational experiences. Within Japan, we have taken field studies trips to places such as the battlefields of Okinawa, the Ministry of Defense, the Spy Boat Exhibition at the Japan Coast Guard Museum, and the Daigo Fukuryû Maru Exhibition. Our overseas destinations have included the Auschwitz Concentration Camp, the International Court of Justice, and International Criminal Court.

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