2017 Graduate Lecture in Politics, Law and Administration S1A

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Social and Human Sciences
Instructor(s)
Kaneko Hironao 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon1-2(W9-910)  
Group
-
Course number
SHS.P441
Credits
1
Academic year
2017
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2017/4/21
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
English
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Course description and aims

Students will understand legal theory and methodology with a focus on civil disputes. Hironao Kaneko is in charge 2017 spring. By learning how to handle basic legal documents, students in this course acquire skills which can be applied to examining legal problems. There are many branches of law, but the goal of this course is for students to learn about civil dispute settlements and mechanisms of the civil justice system. In addition, this course covers modern cases such as complex lawsuits and internet issues for specific examples of civil cases, and students study related articles, judgments, etc.

Student learning outcomes

Understand basic legal theory and methodology necessary for graduate research. Students will understand the comparative law study especially between Japanese and U.S. Laws (in some cases British and EU laws).

Keywords

Civil dispute resolution, Justice system, court system, Law, public order, Human rights protection

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
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Class flow

Based on reading assignments of English materials, students digest the materials and discuss about legal topics relating to the assignments.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Legal rules Understanding legal rules
Class 2 Public order The role of general provisions
Class 3 The role of common sense and ethical rules Understanding the characteristics of social norms
Class 4 Conflicts in legal aspects Causes of conflicts
Class 5 The role of conflict resolution system Understanding the justice system
Class 6 Principle of conflict resolution Principles of conflict resolution
Class 7 Case study Discussion on conflict case studies
Class 8 General discussion and presentation General discussion and presentation

Textbook(s)

Specified as needed.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Specified as needed. About conflict resolution, RAU, SHERMAN&PEPPET,PROCESSES OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION(FOUNDATION PRESS)

Assessment criteria and methods

Daily assignment and reports

Related courses

  • LAH.S102 : Law (Civil Law) A
  • LAH.S302 : Law (Civil Procedure Law) C
  • LAH.S202 : Law (Civil Law) B
  • LAH.S303 : Law (Intelectual Property Law) C
  • LAH.S250 : Seminar on Social Sciences (Japanese Law Study Seminar)1
  • LAH.S251 : Seminar on Social Sciences (Japanese Law Study Seminar)2

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

It's desirable that students have an undergraduate level knowledge of legal studies.

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