Faculty of Political Science and Economics Waseda UniversityWaseda University


KAWAGISHI Norikazu, Professor

Research Interests

Constitutional Law

Academic Degrees

  • J.S.D., Yale University, Law School, 2004
  • LL.M., Yale University, Law School, 1993
  • M.A. in Political Science, Waseda University, Graduate School of Political Science, 1989
  • B.A. in Political Science, Waseda University, School of Political Science and Economics, 1987

Short Bio

Dr. Kawagishi is Professor of Constitutional Law at Faculty of Political Science & Economics and Law School, Waseda University. He has been a faculty member of Waseda University’s School of Political Science & Economics there since 1995 and since 2004 jointly appointed at Law School. He was granted an LL.M. and J.S.D. from Yale University as well as a B.A. and M.A. from Waseda University. His research interests mainly concern freedom of expression, rule of law, the judiciary and constitutional review, constitutionalism, and comparative constitutional law. His recent publications include “The Judiciary” and “Freedom of the Press,” in Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law, Oxford University Press on line; “Toward a More Responsive Judiciary: Courts and Judicial Power in Japan,” in Asian Courts in Context, Cambridge University Press, 2014; “The Japanese Supreme Court: An Introduction,” National Taiwan University Law Review, Vol. 8 March 2013; “The Birth of Judicial Review in Japan,” International Journal of Constitutional Law, vol.5 April, 2007; Chusyaku Nihonkoku Kenpo, dainikan (Japanese Constitutional Law Annotated, Vol.2) (co-authored), Yuhikaku, 2017; “Riberaru demokurashi to saibansho: ikenshinsa no kasseika nimukete (Liberal Democracy and Courts: Toward Revitalized Judicial Review)” in Kenpo no Songen: Okudaira kenpogaku no keisho to tenkai (The Dignity of Constitutionalism: Themes from the Constitutional Philosophy of Yasuhiro Okudaira), Nihonhyoronsha, 2017; Kenpo (Constitutional Law) (co-authored), 4th edition, Serin Shoin, 2016; Rikkenshugi no Seijikeizaigaku (Political Economy of Constitutionalism) (ed.), Toyokeizai Shinposha, 2008.

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