SHINOMIYA Satoru – Waseda Legal Commons
SHINOMIYA SatoruSenior Counsel, Member of Tokyo Bar Association

Education and Professional Background

Graduated from Waseda University, School of Law
Admitted by Japan Federation of Bar Associations
Visiting Scholar (Research Topic: U.S. Jury System), at University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (till 1995)
Director of the Research Office for Judicial Reform, Japan Federation of Bar Associations
Member of the Governmental Task Force to Draft Bills to Establish “Saiban-in” System (Lay Judge System) and to Revise Code of Criminal Procedure (till 2004)
Professor, Waseda Law School (till 2009)
Professor, Kokugakuin University, School of Law
Member of the Review Committee on “Saiban-in” System (Lay Judge System), Ministry of Justice (till 2013)
President, Japan Clinical Legal Education Association (till 2018)

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense, General Civil Cases, Justice system

Membership and Official Positions

President, Japan Clinical Legal Education Association (2015 to 2018)
Board Member, The Japanese Association of Sociology of Law (2017 to 2020)
Councilor, Japanese American Society for Legal Studies (2017 to 2020)
Member, Criminal Law Society of Japan
Member, The Japanese Society for Law and Psychology
Member, Asian Law and Society Association
Auditor-Secretary, Waseda University Legal Alumni Association


Japanese, English