The JASL, formed in 1947, is one of the oldest associations in the world formed to promote the sociology of law. It and its members have drawn on developments in the field in continental Europe, especially in Germany, and more recently from the U.S.A; but also from further afield, and with a sense of its own identity.
Membership has grown steadily, especially in the 1990s. A number of members from abroad currently live or teach in Japan, while others live abroad.
Waseda University, Waseda Law School. 6-1, NishiWaseda 1-chome,