|授業科目名||特殊講義Ⅱ(Contemporary Issues in Japanese Law)|
|履修条件||The course of "Environmental Law and Policy in Japan" is one of suggested courses.|
|科目の目的・到達目標||Students will have opportunities to consider contemporary issues in Japanese Law that are shared by other legal systems as well.They will consider these issues by exchanging diversified ideas in a full-fledged manner.
In particular, Master students are expected to explore the social background of these issues and their connection with a variety of legal areas.
|授業の概要||This course deals with contemporary issues in Japanese law from comparative perspectives. After the first class giving overview of the course and Japanese law, each class consists of introductory lecture by a professor and discussion by all the students and professors. As professors in charge of this course are distinguished experts, with legal studies abroad, majoring in a wide variety of areas in law in different universities and law firms, both Japanese and international students can expect to enjoy examining different issues at each class such as constitutional, regulatory, environmental, energy, criminal, labor, and business laws from diversified perspectives.
International students are expected to explain the current situation in home countries on issues raised in each class, while Japanese students are expected to explain the social background of the same issues. At each class, students are required to read materials in advance. They are also required to make a short in-class presentation on their own mini research-topics at the end of the course that will be catalyzed to their own term paper after receiving some comments from professors.
At a class, Master students are generally required to respond to more sophisticated questions, while undergraduate students are generally required to respond to rather introductory questions.
|授業計画||The following professors will be in charge of the course.
Hitoshi USHIJIMA (Professor, Chuo University)
Hiroshi KARATSU (Professor, Chuo University)
Futoshi IWATA (Professor, Sophia University)
Takayuki KATO (Professor, Asia University)
Hiroshi KOBAYASHI (Professor, Shinshu University)
Yuichiro TSUJI (Associate Professor, Tsukuba University)
Katsuhiro SHOJI (Professor, Keio University)
David G. LITT (Professor, Keio University)
Yumi WATANABE (Attorney at Law, Baker & McKenzie)
The following schedule is subject to change.
1 (April 16)
Introduction: Contemporary Issues in Japanese Law (Ushijima)
2 (April 23)
Law and Society in Japan: Reform of Legal Education and Role of Lawyers (Ushijima)
3 (April 30)
Law and Culture in Japan: Animal Abuse (Ushijima)
4 (May 7)
Equality－Common Value? (Kato)
5 (May 14)
Dispute Resolution in Japan: Why have been there small number of court cases in Japan? (Ushijima)
6 (May 21)
Liability and Compensation of Marine Oil Spill by Ships (Kobayashi)
7 (May 28)
Family and the Constitution (Tsuji)
8 (June 4)
Video Game and the Constitution (Tsuji)
9 (June 11)
Japan’s Trade Law and Policy: Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) (Shoji)
10 (June 18)
Validity of Death Penalty (Kato)
11 (June 25)
Energy Law and Policy (Litt)
Personal Data Protection－Fundamental Right? (Kato)
Innovation in the Legal Fields－Impact of AI on the Japanese Laws in the Digital Era (Watanabe)
14 (July 16)
Law & Medicine in Japan: End of Life Decisions and Patients' Wishes (Iwata)
15 (July 23)
Labor Law and Society (Karatsu)
|評価方法||Class Participation 70%, Essay 30%|
|テキスト・参考文献等||Course materials will be provided.|
|授業外の学習活動||Students are required to read materials in advance.|