Konatsu Nishigai

Dr Konatsu Nishigai

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Jurisprudence, Legal Reasoning, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Human Rights Law (international/domestic), Law and Technology

20222022

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Biography

Before joining the University of Northampton, Konatsu obtained PhD in Law at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law (Corpus Christi College) in March 2022. Before understaking her PhD project at the University of Cambridge, she held appointments as Associate Professor of Constitutional Law at Tokyo Metropolitan University and Assistant Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Tokyo. Before then, she obtained Juris Doctor (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Tokyo and BA in Law from Keio University.

Research Interests

Konatsu reads jurispruence and public law. Her main research interest is in the jurisprudential nature of law generated in practice, with particular focus on Common Law as judge-made law. She draws on the philosophy of language, especially the recent development in pragmatist philosophy, where she constracts an explanatory model to show how judges as speakers can implicitly communicate new rules to later judges as hearers. Konatsu is a member of Women in Pragmatism. She also has research interests in legal reasoning and its practical application to natural language processing. 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Judge-made Law (jurisprudence), University of Cambridge

1 Oct 201825 Mar 2022

Award Date: 25 Mar 2022

Juris Doctor (Magna Cum Laude), The University of Tokyo

1 Apr 200831 Mar 2010

Award Date: 31 Mar 2010

Bachelor, BA in Law, Keio University

1 Apr 200431 Mar 2008

Award Date: 31 Mar 2008

External positions

Associate Lecturer in Law, Anglia Ruskin University

1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022

Tutor, University of Cambridge

1 Oct 2021 → …

Associate Professor of Constitutional Law, Tokyo Metropolitan University

1 Apr 201331 Aug 2018

Assistant Professor of Constitutional Law, The University of Tokyo

1 Apr 201031 Mar 2013

Keywords

  • K Law (General)
  • She reads jurisprudence and public law. Especially her main research interests are in jurisprudential nature of Common Law as judge-made law.
  • B Philosophy (General)
  • In her research on jurisprudence she draws on the philosophy of language, especially the recent development in pragmatist philosophy.

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