But others felt that the use of the American scholars served a purpose.
Some American legal scholars look at the issue as one of personal liberty.
Japanese and American scholars wrote the majority of the articles.
The search committee, however, could find no available American scholar who met all those criteria.
Inquiry without judgment is not the role of the American scholar.
That's not so clear, to judge by the experience of an American scholar who has just had his appendix removed for the second time.
But some American scholars say it is a mistake not to interact more closely.
Wise is an American legal scholar who specializes in animal protection.
This attracted some criticism from American scholars who found his style difficult to penetrate.
Some scholars, particularly American, have dismissed these claims as lacking credibility.