Zenichi Shishido
Visiting Professor of Law

Zenichi Shishido is visiting Duke Law in the spring 2020 semester to teach a short course titled Enterprise Law in Japan and the United States. He is retired from the faculty of Hitotsubashi University, Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy where he was a professor of law and has been a visiting professor at UC Berkeley School of Law on a regular basis since 2002. Professor Shishido taught at Seikei University (1983-2009), and has been a visiting professor at Columbia Law School ( 1998-1999) and Harvard Law School (20015), and a senior research scholar in Law at Yale Law School (2015).

Professor Shishido is a well-known authority on Japanese and comparative corporate governance, having written extensively on the subject in both Japanese and English. He has also served on advisory councils to Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Ministry of Justice (MOJ). His publications in English include the books Enterprise Law: Contracts, Markets, and Laws in the US and Japan (Edward Elgar, 2014), and Joint Venture Strategies: Design, Bargaining, and the Law (Edward Elgar, 2015).


LL.B., Tokyo University (1980)
Ph.D., Law, Tokyo University (2007)