2013 CLS Summer Program in Tokyo: “Introduction to Japanese Law in English” 2013.08.12-16


Law School Academy, Chuo University, Tokyo JAPAN
Chuo Law School, Chuo University, Tokyo JAPAN
Program has been updated.
Deadline for application has been extended. New deadline is July 26,2013.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Schedule has been changed.
NEW SCHEDULE: Monday, August 12, 2013 – Friday, August 16, 2013
(Old Schedule: Thursday, August 8 2013 – Tuesday, August 13 2013)

Chuo Law School sincerely informs you that the schedule of CLS’s 2013 summer program “Introduction to Japanese Law in English” has been changed for administrative reason. We apologize for the inconvenience caused by this rescheduling.


Chuo Law School (CLS) will host a summer program titled “Introduction to Japanese Law in English” this summer that was started in 2010. This one-week program will focus on the basic structure of Japan’s legal system and legal culture, and some specific topics on Japanese law. All lectures will be provided in English by professors at CLS and are open to law students from around the world. The program also includes optional study visits to law firm, court, and museum.
No academic credit is offered for this program; however, those who complete the course will be eligible to receive a certificate of participation.
Note: This program is offered through “Chuo University Law School Academy,” a division of Chuo University for Chuo Law School’s public outreach.
Note: This is the initial outline of the program. Details are subject to change.
Note: Students from some countries or regions shall be required to obtain a visa before traveling to Japan. Please consult the Japanese government’s visa information website.
If you are a student at a university or a college which have friendship agreement with Chuo University, you are able to expect procedural assistance from Chuo to obtain a visa.


Outline of the Program

Monday, August 12 -Friday, August 16, 2013.
(Important Notice: Schedule has been changed )

Chuo University Ichigaya Campus (central Tokyo)
42-8 Ichigaya-Honmura-cho, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo 162-8473 JAPAN
3 min. walk from “Akebonobashi” station
(2 stops from Shinjuku station on Toei-Shinjuku subway line)

JPY 30,000 for 5-day course.
Airfare and accommodation costs are not included.
Local transportation and museum admission costs are not included.
Tuition shall be paid on the first day of the program, Aug.12, in cash (JPY).

Transportation and Accommodations:
CLS has no housing of its own in central Tokyo. However, please feel free to consult CLS about accommodations. For information about accommodations and related matters, please contact

Application and Deadline:
Applications shall be submitted by e-mail or FAX no later than July 26, 2013.
However, the application period will close earlier if the maximum enrollment is reached before then.

Application Form for Individuals   PDF Excel
Application Form for Group    PDF Excel

Maximum enrollment: 60

Monday, August 12
9:30 – 10:00 Registration and Orientation
10:00 -13:00 Lecture 1 (Introduction to Japanese Law and Court System)
Prof. Nobuyuki Sato
Afternoon Welcome Lunch
Tuesday, August 13
9:30 – 12:30 Lecture 2 (Constitutional Law of Japan)
Prof. Nobuyuki Sato
14:00 – 16:00 Law Firm Visit & Special Lecture (optional)
Special Lecture (International Business Law and Practice)
Prof. Hideo Ohta, Ex-Partner Baker & McKenzie Tokyo
Wednesday, August 14
9:30 – 12:30 Lecture 3 (Entertainment Law in Japan)
Prof. Daniel Allan Rosen
Afternoon Optional Visit or Free
Thursday, August 15
9:30 – 12:30 Lecture 4 (Japanese Attitude towards Contracts)
Ms. Tami Mcgonigal (Solicitor, England and Wales; Lecturer of Faculty of Law,Chuo Univ.)
Afternoon Optional Visit or Free
Friday, August 16
9:30 – 12:30 Lecture 5 (Comparative Corporate Governance)
Prof. Hisaei Chuck Ito
Afternoon Free
17:00 – 18:30 Farewell Ceremony and Party

Note: All lectures will be given in English.
Note: Although this schedule is not tentative, it is subject to change.