Professor of Jurisprudence,
Keio University Faculty of Law
Takehiro OHYA is professor at Keio University Faculty of Law, where he lectures on Jurisprudence. He was a research fellow of the Graduate School of Law and Political Science, at the University of Tokyo from 1997 to 2001, and wrote his fellowship thesis entitled: Rule and Meaning --- A Basic Theory on the Nature of Legal Interpretation, for which he was awarded an encouragement prize by the JALP (Japan Association of Legal Philosophy). After serving for the University of Tokyo for 4 years, he moved to Nagoya University Graduate School of Law as Associate Professor in 2001, and was promoted into full Professor in 2013, lecturing mainly on the history of legal ideas. His main fields of research are the philosophical basis of legal interpretation, and the effect of information technology on legal / political systems. He is a member of IVR (Internationale Vereinigung fuer Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie) and JALP, in which he works as a member of executive board from 2009.