Students will understand legal theory and methodology with a focus on civil disputes. Hironao Kaneko is in charge 2018 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.
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).
Civil dispute resolution, Justice system, court system, Law, public order, Human rights protection
|✔ Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Students digest and discuss about a reading assignment. Students need to decide theme for final presentation.
|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|
Specified as needed.
Specified as needed.
Daily assignment and reports
Graduate students had better have legal knowledge of undergraduate leve. Undergraduates in the international exchange programe need not take legal courses in their university.
Participation from the first class is important.