The Kyoto Seminar is a one-week intensive course conducted in Japan in February introducing the fundamentals of Japanese law at the graduate level.
The Kyoto Seminar project is run by Ritsumeikan University as part of a Japanese Ministry of Education special purpose grant for development of graduate programs in Japan. For more information on the Kyoto Seminar, see www.kyoto-seminar.jp.
The objective of the course is to give students sufficient knowledge and perspective to understand current developments in Japanese law and society. The course incorporates seven three-hour lecture sessions taught jointly by Japanese legal experts (predominately from Ritsumeikan University Law School, one of the top private universities in Japan) and foreign comparative law experts (the ANJeL co-directors). The course covers the basic history and structure of Japanese law; the role of law in Japanese society (eg, criminal justice, civil justice, and gender and the law); and a number of select issues in substantive Japanese law (eg, finance law, business law, and constitutional law)
Beyond the classroom, the course also includes field trips to the Kyoto District Court , the local bar association, and one outside legal institution. Furthermore, a large amount of the educational experience occurs in the exchange among the diverse students taking the course. countries.
Topics will include:
1. Foundations of Japanese Law
a. Japanese Legal History
b. Structure of Japanese Legal System
c. Legal Education and Profession in Japan
2. Japanese Legal Society
a. Civil Justice
b. Criminal Justice
c. Gender in Japanese Law
3. Select Topics in Contemporary Japanese Law
a. Business in Japanese Law
b. Finance In Japanese Law
c. Constitutional Issues in Japanese Law
Other InformationApplications are accepted around October for the following year. Form more information go to: http://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/japanese-law/kyoto-seminar/
Assessment will be based on
- attendance and participation (10%),
- a short-question examination covering the material from entire course (30%)
- a research paper (60%). The research paper will be due four weeks from the final day of the Kyoto Seminar program.
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Requisite and Incompatibility
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Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|1327||10 Feb 2014||02 Jan 2014||21 Feb 2014||28 Mar 2014||In Person||N/A|