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【追悼】ジェラルド・P・マクリン先生/In Memoriam Professor Gerald P. McAlinn


                追悼 ジェラルド・P・マクリン先生



ジェラルド・P・マクリン先生(慶應義塾大学大学院法務研究科教授)が、2016年5月2日に逝去されました (享年64歳)。


In Memoriam

Professor Gerald P. McAlinn

We are deeply saddened to report that Gerald P. McAlinn, Professor of Law at Keio University Law School, passed away on May 2, 2016 after a lengthy illness.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 11, 2016 at the Tokyo American Club, from 7:00PM to 8:30PM.

"Jerry was much loved by his students and colleagues," says Dean Naoya Katayama. "Jerry was always cheerful and generous, and an inspiration to the rest of us. He was instrumental in establishing Keio Law School's reputation as a law school with a strong commitment to international and comparative law, with a curriculum that includes a wealth of courses designed to train lawyers to handle cross-border transactions and disputes. We will miss him."

We plan to establish a memorial fund in Jerry's honor at Keio Law School to support the award of an annual Gerald P. McAlinn Prize and other faculty and student exchange activities. Details will be provided in advance of the July 11 memorial service.

Jerry joined the Keio Law School faculty in 2004 upon the founding of our school, and he has overseen KLS' English language curriculum from 2004 onward, teaching many courses and recruiting many of our adjunct instructors from among Tokyo's leading practitioners.

He also is the author or co-author of numerous academic works and two well-received casebooks published by Carolina Academic Press: with Kenneth Port and Salil Mehra, Comparative Law: Law and the Process of Law in Japan (Third Edition, 2015); and with Daniel Rosen and John P. Stern, Introduction to American Law (Second Edition, 2010).

Jerry attended Father Judge High School in Northeast Philadelphia, Temple University, where he received a B.A. in Sociology, and then the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he received his J.D. and was elected co-President of the law school class of 1979. He continued his legal studies in England and received an LL.M. from Trinity College, Cambridge University as a Gowen Fellow, then served as a law clerk to the Honorable Leon Higginbotham, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia.

Jerry's list of professional and academic achievements is lengthy. His primary academic posts were as an Associate Professor and then Professor of Law at Aoyama Gakuin University, from 1994 to 2004, and from 2004 as a Professor at Keio Law School. Jerry also taught classes or was a visiting research scholar at numerous other universities in Japan and abroad, and he had many friends around Japan and throughout the the world of legal academia.

Earlier in his career, Jerry was affiliated with the law firms of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Anderson, Mori & Rabinowitz, and more recently he served as Of Counsel to Ushijima & Partners. He served as in-house counsel with Arco Chemical Asia Pacific, and then as Director and Counsel at Nippon Motorola. And Jerry served as an arbitrator in the resolution of international disputes, as an outside director or auditor (kansayaku) for companies, as well as serving three separate terms as a Governor of the Tokyo American Club.

Jerry was an amateur athlete in his youth and, while studying at Cambridge, was recruited to join the Cambridge varsity boxing team and represented the university in its annual match against Oxford (now in its 109th season). Those in attendance reported that Jerry's knockout left hook, only 35 seconds into the match, lifted his much taller and bigger opponent 6 inches (15 cms) into the air, "a weapon that earned Jerry the appellation 'pocket battleship' from the London Times," as reported in the Summer 1980 University of Pennsylvania Law School alumni magazine.

Jerry is survived by his wife Sachiko, son Kenichiro and daughter-in-law Rika, and daughter Miki.

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