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Academic OrganizationAcademic Assembly School of Humanities and Social Sciences Institute of Social SciencesTEL
Education and Research OrganizationFaculty of Economics and Law Department of Law and Econo-social AdministrationFAX
PositionProfessorMail Address
Address3-1-1, Asahi, Matsumoto City 390-8621Web site


Assigned Class
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Research Field
Environmental Law
Private Law
Current Subject
Comparative Analysis between the U.S. and Japan Regarding Law of Renewable Energy
Keywords:Renewable Energy , Geothermal Energy , 2012-
Academic Societies
Academic Societies
Japan Association for Environmental Law and Policy
Japan Association of Private Law
Maritime Law Association of Japan
Japanese American Society for Legal Studies
Academic Background
Graduate School
Waseda University Graduate School of Law , 2016
Tulane University Law School , (LL.M. in Energy & Environment) , 2005

Keio University , (Faculty of Law) , 1998

Ph.D. in Law , Waseda University
LL.M. in Energy and Environment , Tulane University Law School
2015 , Excellent Research Award from Kurita Water and Environment Foundation
Research Career
Research Career
2018- , Adjunct Lecturer, Chuo University Faculty of Law
2016- , Professor of Law, Shinshu University Faculty of Economics and Law
2008-2016 , Associate Professor, Nagasaki University Faculty of Environmental Studies

Other Career
2016-2018 , Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Examiner for Environmental Guidelines
2005-2005 , Summer Legal Intern, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1999-2000 , Legal Apprentice, Legal Research and Training Institute of Supreme Court of Japan


Books, Articles, etc.
Resolution of Oil Pollution Cases in Japan under the International Compensation System
Wave Length,(57):1-11 2012(Mar.)
Author:Hiroshi Kobayashi

Using private action for injunctive relief under the Antimonopoly Law
The IFLR Guide to Japan,:65-73 2003(Jan.)
Author:Shinya Watanabe, Hiroshi Kobayashi

The Structure of Liability and Compensation for Oil Pollution Damages Caused by Vessels under the International System and Japan
Dalian Maritime University Law School in Collaboration with Guangzhou Association of Maritime Judges (China) , The 11th East Asia Maritime Law Forum 2018 2018(Nov. 03)
Author:Hiroshi Kobayashi

Can RPS and FIT coexist? - Implication from the U.S. Law of Renewable Energy -
オーストラリア国立大学・中央大学・早稲田大学・慶応義塾大学等 , Japan-Australia Dialogue on Energy Policy & Regulation 2017(Sep. 24)
Author:Hiroshi Kobayashi

Research Grants
Grants‐in‐aid for Scientific Research(Research Representative)
2016 - 2019 , クリーンエネルギー法制の構築に向けた日米比較研究―災害時の環境汚染を契機として― , 基盤研究(C)
2013 - 2015 , 緊急災害時の環境汚染に対する責任制度の研究-免責規定の適用に焦点を当てて- , 若手研究(B)
2009 - 2010 , 土壌及び大気に係る環境損害に対する責任制度の研究-海洋に係る環境損害との比較から , 研究活動スタート支援


2018 , Environmental Law Seminar
2017 , Environmental Law I
2017 , Seminar for Freshman
2017 , Introduction to Environmental Law
2017 , Environmental Law II
2016 , Environmental Law

Social Activities

Social Activitie
Presentations and Special Lectures
20200216 - , Japan/Canada Students Forum (Venue: Seinan Gakuin University, Lecture Title: Law of Renewable Energy in Japan -RPS, FIT, FIP and Related Legal Issues-)