Darryl Flaherty is a historian of Japanese law and politics and society and law. Before entering the academy, he worked at the DC Bureau of the Asahi Shinbun and has also worked at NGOS and in local government in Japan. His research focuses on the relationship between legal institutions and social change, with a book on the nineteenth century emergence of the Japanese legal profession published by Harvard University Press. He has also written on Japan’s prewar jury system and continues to study the relationship between the Japanese justice system and the people. Flaherty’s research has received support from the Japan Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, Hōsei University, and others. He is an associate professor at the University of Delaware.