About Mayu Watanabe
Mayu Watanabe is an adjunct research associate, pursuing a Doctorate in Business Law at the Graduate School of Law (Business Law Department) at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo, Japan. She specializes in dispute system design and online dispute resolution (ODR).
As a Fellow at the Gould Center for Conflict Resolution at Stanford Law School (2014-2015), Ms. Watanabe studied “Dispute System Design of Private ADR Organizations in Japan,” with a focus on access to justice, procedural design, and improvements in service quality, in order to raise awareness of dispute resolution processes in Japan.
In addition to her work as a researcher and academic in dispute resolution, Ms. Watanabe is an entrepreneur, co-founder of Lealta magazine, and managing director of Interloop, LLC. Originally a consulting company for designers and artists wishing to expand their business globally, Interloop, LLC ultimately became a lifestyle and wellness community platform for women. Ms. Watanabe further expanded this site to include legal services for women.