Our Students - Profiles

Ayako Hirata

Year: Advanced to Candidacy (ABD) - JSP


M.A. in Law, University of Tokyo, Japan (summa cum laude), 2009
B.A. in Law, University of Tokyo, Japan (summa cum laude), 2007


Regulatory Implementation/Enforcement
Street-level Bureaucracy
Environmental Law
Administrative Law
Empirical Legal Studies


Winner, 2nd Half Century Junior Scholars Essay Competition from the Law & Society Association, for “Academic Networks Beyond National Borders”.
Fulbright Fellowship
Murata Overseas Scholarship
Selznick Fellowship
Berkeley Graduate Division Summer Grant
Suenobu Foundation Fellowship
Japan Student Service Organization’s (JASSO) Awards for outstanding graduate students

Academic Experiences:

Graduate Student Instructor, Law and Economics (Spring 2011)
Graduate Student Instructor, Foundations for Legal Studies, Professor Perry (Fall 2011)
Research Assistant, Professor Cooter (Summer 2011)

Employment Experiences:

University of Tokyo, Assistant Professorship, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics (2009- 2010)