2012 CLS Summer Program in Tokyo: Introduction to Japanese Law in English


Law School Academy, Chuo University, Tokyo JAPAN
Chuo Law School, Chuo University, Tokyo JAPAN



This summer the Chuo Law School (CLS) will host a summer program titled “Introduction to Japanese Law in English,” a program series that began in 2010. This one-week program will focus on the basic structure of Japan’s legal system and legal culture, as well as touching on specific topics of Japanese law. All lectures will be provided in English by CLS professors and the program is open to law students from around the world. The program also includes optional visits to law firms, courts, and museums.

No academic credit is offered for the 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 will need 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 that has an exchange agreement with Chuo University, we will provide you with assistance in obtaining a visa.


Outline of the Program


Thursday, August 9 -Tuesday, August 14, 2012
(No class on Sunday, August 12)

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.9, 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 accommodation and related matters, please contact

Application and Deadline:
Applications should be submitted by e-mail or FAX no later than July 9, 2012.
However, the application period will close earlier if the maximum enrollment is reached before then.

Application Form for Indivisuals     PDF(97KB)  Excel(20KB)
Application Form for Group        PDF(98KB)  Excel(21KB)  

Maximum enrollment: 60

Program (tentative)
Thursday, August 9
9:30 – 10:00 Registration and Orientation
10:00 -13:00 Lecture 1 (Introduction to Japanese Law and Court System)
Afternoon Welcome Lunch
Friday, August 10
9:30 – 12:30 Lecture 2 (Constitutional Law of Japan)
Afternoon Optional Visit
Saturday, August 11
9:30 – 12:30 Lecture 3
Afternoon Optional Visit
Sunday, August 12
Free Day
Monday, August 13
9:30 – 12:30 Lecture 4
Afternoon Optional Visit
Tuesday, August 14
9:30 – 12:30 Lecture 5
Afternoon Free Afternoon
Evening Farewell Ceremony and Party