2011 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

Deadline for application has been extended. New deadline is August 8, 2011.

Chuo Law School (CLS) will host a summer program titled “Introduction to Japanese Law in English” this summer that was started last year. This one-week program will focus on the basic structure of Japan’s legal system, its business law, and its international business transactions law. 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 firms, courts, and museums.

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: CLS is located at Chuo University’s Ichigaya Campus in central Tokyo. We
have not been damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake and are doing
business as usual.


Monday, August 15 -Friday, August 19, 2011


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)

Maximum enrollment: 50

  Monday 15
    9:30 – 12:30 Overview of Japanese Legal System
Professor Nobuyuki SATO
    Afternoon Welcome lunch
  Tuesday 16
    9:30 – 12:30 Japanese Constitutional Law and Court System
Professor Nobuyuki SATO
    Afternoon Optional visit to “Edo-Tokyo Museum”
  Wednesday 17
    9:30 – 12:30 Basic Structure of Business Law in Japan
Professor Hisaei Chuck ITO
    Afternoon Optional visit to “District court”
  Thursday 18
    9:30 – 12:30 Labor Relations and Labor Law in Japan
Professor Katsutoshi KEZUKA
    9:30 – 12:30 Japanese and International Entertainment Law
Professor Daniel ROSEN
    Afternoon Optional visit to law firm
  Friday 19
    9:30 – 12:30 International Business Transactions Law in Japan
Professor Noboru KASHIWAGI
    17:00 -18:30 Farewell Party


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.15, in cash (JPY).

Transportation and Accommodations:

CLS has no housing of its own in central Tokyo.
For information about accommodations and related matters, please contact

Application and Deadline:

Applications shall be submitted by e-mail or FAX no later than Aug. 8, 2011.
However, the application period will close earlier if the maximum enrollment is reached before then.

Application Form for IndivisualsPDF (97KB) Excel (20KB)

Application Form for Group      PDF (98KB) Excel (21KB)


FAX: +81 3 5368 3520

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