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2014 CLS Summer Program Introduction to Japanese Law (UPDATE!)

2014.02.18
Monday, August 11th, 2014 – Friday, August 15th, 2014

Hosted by Chuo Law School and Law School Academy, Tokyo JAPAN
Contact: cls-ijle@tamajs.chuo-u.ac.jp


INFORMATION UPDATED on July 11, 2014

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Chuo Law School (CLS) will host a summer program titled “Introduction to Japanese Law in English” this summer.  
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 are required to obtain a visa before traveling to Japan. Please consult the Japanese government’s visa information at: http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/index.html
If you are a student at a university or a college which has a friendship agreement with Chuo University, you are able to expect procedural assistance from Chuo to obtain a visa.

Outline of the Program

Date:
Monday, August 11 -Friday, August 15, 2014.

Venue:
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)

Fees:
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.11, 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 cls-ijle@tamajs.chuo-u.ac.jp

Application and Deadline:
Applications shall be submitted by e-mail or FAX no later than July 25, 2014. 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

Program:
Monday, August 11
9:30 – 10:00 Registration and Orientation
10:00 – 13:00 Lecture 1 (Introduction to Japanese Civil Law System)
   by Prof. Tatsuya Kitai, Undergraduate School of Law, Chuo University
Afternoon  Welcome Lunch

Tuesday, August 12
9:30 – 12:30 Lecture 2 (Japanese Law, History and Culture)
   by Prof. Nobuyuki Sato, Chuo Law School
14:00 – 16:00 Law Firm Visit & Special Lecture (optional)
Special Lecture (International Business law and Practice)
   by Prof, Hideo Ohta, Chuo Law School, Ex-Global Partner, Baker & McKenzie Tokyo

Wednesday, August 13
9:30 – 12:30 Lecture 3 (Constitutional Law of Japan)
   by Prof. Nobuyuki Sato, Chuo Law School
Afternoon  Optional visit to Tokyo District Court

Thursday, August 14
9:30 – 12:30 Lecture 4 (Basic Issues in Japanese Civil Procedure : Evidence and Others)
   by Prof. Masahiko Omura, Chuo Law School
Afternoon  Optional Visit to Museum

Friday, August 15
9:30 – 12:30 Lecture 5 (Entertainment Law in Japan)
   by Prof. Daniel Allan Rosen, Chuo Law School
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.
Note: Local transportation and museum admission costs are not included.