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Japanese Fulbright Scholar Visits GMC

POULTNEY, VT (April 4, 2008)- Shintaro Suzuki, a Fulbright Scholar and legal researcher from Japan, visits campus Friday, April 11, for a presentation sponsored by the Green Mountain College Pre-Law Program. His talk begins at 1:30 p.m. in Griswold 002. Students, faculty and staff may also join him for an informal discussion during lunch in Withey Dining Hall.

Suzuki will present his research titled “Who Makes a Decision to Donate Organs: A Comparative Analysis of Legal Frameworks on Organ Donation in Japan and the United States.” This presentation will touch on issues of philosophy, ethics, science, law, and policy. 

Prior to joining the LL.M. program at USC as a Fulbright Scholar, Suzuki was a law lecturer at Nagoya University in Japan. He received his LL.B. and LL.M. degrees from Nagoya University, where he studied philosophy of law, bioethics and medical law.

Suzuki’s primary research objective is to develop new interpretations of selected legal concepts, the proliferation of which might induce further social acceptance of organ transplantation. He has published articles on the ethical, legal and social issues of organ transplantation in Japan, and is currently conducting research at the University of Southern California on a Fulbright grant.



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