Jonathan Marshall

  • Director, Legal Studies Program
  • Tel: 510-642-3670 | Fax: 510-642-2951
  • 114 JSP, 2240 Piedmont Ave. Berkeley, CA 94720 MC:2150
Jonathan Marshall

Jon Marshall is Director of the Legal Studies Program. He teaches Foundations of Legal Studies, Law & Society in Asia, and Data, Prediction, and Law. He has a background in Political Science and East Asian Studies and speaks Japanese and Mandarin. Dr. Marshall’s publications include “On Rebuilding: Japan and Legal Consciousness,” in Ageishi et al., eds., Gendai Nihon no hō katei: Miyazawa Setsuo sensei kōki kinen (Tokyo: Shinzansha, 2017); “Notions of Rights in the United States and Japan” Education About Asia (Winter 2011); “Democratizing the Law in Japan,” in Alisa Gaunder, ed., The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Politics (London: Routledge, 2011); “Who Decides the Role of Courts, State or Society?” in Harry N. Scheiber, ed., Emerging Concepts of Rights in Japanese Law (Institute for Legal Research, UC Berkeley School of Law, 2007); “Here Comes the Judge: Freedom of Information and Litigating for Government Accountability.” Social Science Japan 23 (April 2002); and “Casual Cynics or Disillusioned Democrats? Political Alienation in Japan,” Political Psychology 21:4 (December 2000). He was an Assistant and Associate Professor of Political Science at Carthage College from 2005 to 2015. Dr. Marshall earned a B.A. in East Asian Studies at Yale University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science at UC Berkeley.


B.A., Yale University (1988)
M.A., UC Berkeley (1994)
Ph.D., UC Berkeley (2003)