Students will understand legal theory and methodology with a focus on civil disputes. Hironao Kaneko is in charge 2016 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|
Based on reading assignments of English materials, students digest the materials and discuss about legal topics relating to the assignments.
|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. One example, Sir Paul Vingradoff, COMMON SENS IN LAW ETC.
Specified as needed. About conflict resolution, RAU, SHERMAN&PEPPET,PROCESSES OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION(FOUNDATION PRESS)
Daily assignment and reports
It's desirable that students have an undergraduate level knowledge of legal studies.