DJLSへようこそ Welcome to DJLS

初めまして。本年度DJLS代表を務めておる孫昭瑜(そん しょうゆ)と申します。


1.事務所スポットライト ~White & Case 東京オフィス~ (2022冬)

2.Duke International Law Society や International Human Rights Clinic との協賛講義

3.アルムナイ・キャリア・スポットライト (2023春)



I hope your summer was pleasant and enjoyable. I am Zhaoyu Sun, the president of the DJLS for the 2022-23 academic year.

As with the last academic year, our organization shall continue to strive to provide students with an interest in Japan with a forum to communicate and socialize. To forward this goal, we have planned the following events for this academic year:

  1. Firm spotlight with White & Case Tokyo (Winter 2022);
  2. Joint lecture with Duke International Law Society and the International Human Rights Clinic (TBD);
  3. Alumni Career Spotlight (Spring 2023).

Once again, please accept my best wishes for the upcoming academic year, and I look forward to meeting you all.

Thank You for Attending the Event!

Thank you so much for attending tonight’s event! The turnout was way above our initial expectations (all the pizzas we ordered are taken), and I sincerely hope the conversation with Mr. Harris and Mr. Takenaka could be of guidance to you in your job search and your legal career.
Please feel free to email me if there is any input you’d like to share about today’s event, or if you have any ideas about what you wish to see in the future events of DJLS.
Good luck with your finals, and I hope to see you all this fall!

Career Opportunities and Legal Practices in Japan- A Talk with Duke Alumni in Tokyo

Are you interested in legal practice in Japan? Do you seek to work in Japan one day or another, or are you simply curious about how is it like to work as a U.S.-barred attorney 6,000 miles away?

Please join us for this unique opportunity to discuss with Mr. Adam S. Harris JD ’11 (Associate, Morrison & Foerster Tokyo) and Mr. Yosuke Takenaka LLM ’10 (Partner, Baker McKenzie Tokyo) about legal practices and career opportunities in Japan. The event will be held at 6:00 pm, Apr. 13th in room 4045. The event is open to all; dietary accommodations and the Zoom link for virtual attendance shall be provided upon RSVP. Dinner will be provided.

For inquiries, please contact Zhaoyu Sun at

For RSVP, please reserve your spot through this link before 11:59 pm, Apr. 12th –