|授業科目名||JAPANESE LAW ２（Ａ）|
|履修条件||No particular evidence of English ability (for example, TOEFL or TOEIC) is required. However, students should be willing to devote the time and energy to studying materials primarily written in English.|
|科目の目的・到達目標||Chuo has a rich array of courses in the law of Japan taught from the perspective of Japanese lawyers and scholars. This course offers an outside perspective. The reading will involve books and articles about Japan written by people from other countries. It is primarily intended for students from other countries, but it also is open to Japanese students interested in considering a different point of view.
Enrollment is open to graduate students and advanced undergraduate students.
Graduate students will be expected to engage in some research on a topic, to be decided upon consultation with the instructor.
|授業の概要||The content will depend on the needs and interests of the students who enroll. In past years, we have considered topics such as:
*Legal and administrative regulation of the Tsukiji fish market
*Issues in family law, including Japan's entry to the international convention on child abduction
*Competing Japanese and Chinese legal arguments on control of the oceans and access to resources
*Interpretation of the Constitution and the role of courts
*Protection (or lack of protection) for whistleblowers
*Corporate culture and law
|授業計画||Weekly reading assignments will be made, and we will discuss the content during the class hours. Plenty of opportunity will be provided for students to test out their ideas of law in Japan, based on what they have experienced. What follows is general projection. However, it is subject to change. The second semester is intended to highlight recent issues. So, we will let current events guide us both as to content and the amount of time devoted to the topics.
2. Recollection of the Spring Semester: Japanese Law up to the postwar Constitution
3. Marriage and the family
4. Marriage and the family (continued)
5. Status of people from other countries
6. Status of people from other countries (continued)
7. Labor law issues
8. Labor law issues (continued)
9. Corporate governance
10. Corporate governance (continued)
11. Courts and judges
12. Lay judge system
13. Legal education
14. Legal education (continued)
|評価方法||Evaluation will be based on class discussion (50%) and a final written report in English (50%). The report topic will be announced several weeks before the due date.
Graduate students will be expected to produce a final paper that is longer and in greater depth than that required of undergraduates. Their class participation will also be judged by a higher standard.
|テキスト・参考文献等||The material we will study will be selected in order to meet the needs and interests of those students who actually enroll.|
|授業外の学習活動||Diligently read and consider the assignments in order to engage in fruitful class discussion.|