As President of LAWASIA, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to the milestone 30th LAWASIA Conference.
Since its inaugural conference in 1966, LAWASIA and the legal profession alike have undergone a series of significant changes. Our organisation has grown enormously not only in membership, but also in its scope of activities and level of regional influence. This is due, in no small part, to the concerted efforts of our members and the success of our international events program, now epitomised by this week’s conference. At the same time, the legal profession has been altered dramatically by diversification, technological developments and global shifts in the economic and political environments.
The 30th LAWASIA Conference offers a unique opportunity to discuss the legal issues most pertinent to the Asia Pacific, informed and led by a team of internationally distinguished speakers. I extend my sincere gratitude to the speakers, chairs, the Japan Federation of Bar Associations and the Organising Committee for 30th LAWASIA Conference Tokyo 2017 for their support in delivering such a high-level session program.
I hope that the insights and connections gained at this conference may serve as a catalyst, one that inspires and mobilises the legal community to take the essential “big leap” of correcting injustices, driving innovation and advancing the rule of law in our region.
President of LAWASIA
Papers and presentations from the 30th LAWASIA Conference are on file at the LAWASIA Secretariat. If you attended the conference and wish to access speaker materials, please email the Secretariat with the details of your request.