Stacey Steele is Associate Director (Japan) at the Asian Law Centre, Melbourne Law School. Stacey also works in-house as a financial services lawyer and was previously a senior associate at a leading Australian commercial law firm.
Stacey holds degrees from the University of Queensland (BA (Jap)), Monash University (MA (Jap)) and the University of Melbourne (LLB (Hons) and LLM (by thesis)). She has taught Insolvency Law and Corporate Banking and Finance Law, as well as Issues in Japanese Law and in graduate subjects offered by the Asian Law Centre.
She recently co-edited Internationalising Japan: Discourse and Practice (Routledge, 2014) and Legal Education in Asia: Globalization, Change and Contexts (Routledge, 2010). Her other recent publications include: ‘Elderly in Japan and the saiban’in seido (lay judge system)’ (Japanese Studies, 2015); ‘Proposal to reform the Japanese saiban’in seido (lay judge system) to exclude drug-related cases: context and complexities from the Chiba District Court’ (Australian Journal of Asian Law, 2015); and a new chapter on Insolvency Law in CCH’s Japan Business Law Guide (forthcoming, 2016).
Stacey speaks Japanese and leads a team of research assistants working on the Japan Program and Korean Program at the Asian Law Centre.
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Memberships and Affiliations
Stacey practices Chanoyu (The Way of Tea) and is a member of the Urasenke Melbourne Chapter.