|授業科目名||Seminar（Comparative Constitutional Law Ⅱ）／Special Lecture（（Comparative Constitutional Law Ⅱ）|
|履修条件||This course will be taught entirely in English. It is about law but students do not need any prior knowledge of law or legal training in order to enjoy and be successful in the course. It is desirable but not necessary to have taken the Spring Semester course (Comparative Constitutional Law I).
|科目の目的・到達目標||Students will become familiar with key vocabulary and concepts of law and constitutional human rights systems. They will develop basic fluency in using this vocabulary and discussing the concepts in English. Students will also develop their critical thinking skills, the ability to express their ideas clearly, and the ability to respond to what others say.|
|授業の概要||Subtitle: constitutional human rights cases around the world
In this course, students will build on understandings about constitutional concepts and issues covered in the first semester with a focus on case law. In this semester students will consider some famous cases dealing with human rights issues in liberal democracies around the world. A key issue will be the extent to which judicial review can assist in promoting constitutional values and human rights. The course will also consider some famous cases both in Japan and abroad concerning fundamental civil liberties. The first half of the course will concern law cases about religious freedom issues around the world. The second half will concern other fundamental liberties, such as free speech and association.
|授業計画||1. Course orientation: Introductions and guide to course
2. Initial skills training: Note-taking and vocab-building exercises
3. Legal English workshop: writing about cases: introduction to the “IRAC” method
4. Cycle 1: Freedom of religion: Students choose famous case outside Japan
5. Cycle 1: Freedom of religion: Students present and discuss research
6. Cycle 1: Freedom of religion: Students present and discuss research
7. Cycle 1: Freedom of religion: Presentation day: freedom of religion cases
8. Cycle 2: human rights cases: Students choose famous human rights case from Japan or around the world
9. Cycle 2: human rights cases: Students present and discuss research
10. Cycle 2: human rights cases: Students present and discuss research
11. Cycle 2: human rights cases: Students present and discuss research
12. Cycle 2: human rights cases: Students present and discuss research
13. Cycle 2: human rights cases: Students prepare presentations
14. Cycle 2: human rights cases: Presentation day: students make presentations on famous human rights case
15. Course summary: Student course reflections due
|評価方法||Participation and homework: 30%
Presentations and written tasks: 70%
|テキスト・参考文献等||There is no textbook for this class. Instructor will provide all materials.
|授業外の学習活動||Students will be expected to spend 1-2 hours a week preparing for this class. Work will include research, reading, note-taking, and short opinion-writing. Students will be expected to compile a research diary.|