Kyoko Ishida is a Professor at Waseda Law School in Tokyo, Japan, where she started her teaching career as an Assistant Professor in 2009. She holds LL.M (2003) and Ph.D. (2006) degrees from the University of Washington School of Law.
Her research interests include the professional responsibility of lawyers, gender in law, and access to justice. Her publications include: Japanese Lawyers’ Ethics in the News Era (with Masahiko Takanaka, Yuhikaku, 2020); Unpopular or Unfamiliar Dispute Resolution? How Japanese People View ADR (Asian Pacific Mediation Journal Vol.1, 2019); Why Does Surname Matter? Past, Present, and Future Prospect of Family Law from a Gender Perspective in Japan, (Journal of Korean Law Vol.18, 2018); Deterioration or refinement? Impacts of an increasing number of lawyers on the lawyer discipline system in Japan (International Journal of the Legal Profession Vol.24, 2017); and Ethics and Regulations of Legal Services Providers in Japan (VDM Publishing, 2011). She has collaborated empirical research with the Japan Federation of Bar Associations on citizens’ access to lawyers since 2017. She is currently a member of the Science Council of Japan, while serving as the Associate Secretary General of the Asian Law and Society Association and a board member of the Japan Association of Sociology of Law.